MAC trouble accessing windows 2008r2 server

Posted on 2011-04-19
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Our photo department is having trouble accessing files on our servers. We just finished upgrading our file servers from w2003 to w2008r2. That is when the trouble began.

We have tried apps like Extremez-ip but still the MACs have a hard time accessing files (mostly watching the color wheel spin). Of course the PCs have no trouble at all zipping through the file server.

It seems that the deeper the folder(mulitple sudirectories and files) the more color wheel spnning there is.

The Macs are not on the Active directory.

Users log in as local users to the MAC then go through finder to hit the server, enter in their AD username and password and access the server.

Has anyone successfully fixed this type of situation?
Question by:05fdml
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    Make sure you have SMB enabled on the Windows server. Can you ping the Windows Server from the Mac? Do the Mac's ever connect, or it never works at all?


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    the macs do connect. SOmetime s very slowly, sometime at "OK" speeds. However, the seldom seem to be able to access the file server as fast as the PCs

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