Finder slows/hangs when trying to mount SMB share

Posted on 2010-09-03
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
OS X 10.6, all updates applied

When I try and mount a SMB share on our file server, Finder slows to a crawl. The share will eventually mount, but it could take as long as 10 minutes, and then it will take the same amount of time to browse through folders.

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Question by:twardnw
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strung earned 500 total points
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There is a discussion and some suggestions here:

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What file server are you using? server 2003? 2008 ? sbs?


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Server 2008, not SBS
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@Strung : I will try some of those fixes when I am back in the office Tuesday morning, looks promising.

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Found a suggestion in the linked thread that helped with my issue.
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Which one worked? Was it the delayed ack problem?

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the first one worked, just using the full share name instead of just the server, but I am keeping that page book-marked for future reference

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And this is also interesting. Before, I would have to re-connect every several hours. Since I mounted the share using the full SMB path, the share has not disconnected.

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Ok, scratch that, came in to work today and am having all the same problems again *bangs head against wall*

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