How to connect MAC OS Lion to sbs 2003 shares

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I almost gaurentee I won't have enough information here so I apologize in advance. I know very little about MACs and work 99% of the time with windows servers and machines. I am handling a business that has over 15 machines all connecting successfully to their sbs 2003 server with no issues. They have a MAC that until last week connected with no issues. The main change with the MAC is that they upgraded to OS Lion and are connecting via wireless now instead of through the wall ports. The thing is, the MAC still has internet and exchange connectivity through the server, but can't access any of the shares.

I've checked all permissions, nothing has changed and user has access, I've tried deleting all of the old keychain access saved credentials and reentered them, hardwired into the wall again, tried to log on as administrator, and none of these have made any progress.

Any ideas? Thanks all for any help.
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Is the wireless through which they are connecting on your network and is not VLAN'd such that the wifi connected Macs are no longer able to connect/detect the SBS?  I.e. the DNS servers presented to the Macs on the wifi connection are not the same as the dns servers that are set when they are on a wired connection?

Connect one of those Macs via a wired connection to see whether it is able to access the share without any other changes.

Nothing has changed on the SBS, but the connection method is changed on the Mac.

You may have made things worse by deleting stuff from the Mac without first checking whether the issue is related to the mode of the connection.

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Any PCs connecting via wireless also have ability to access shares. There is no difference between the networks. DNS is the same. The very first thing I did was connect the MAC back in the wall jack where it was before, and it could not connect.
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Well, it was not clear in the information you provided.

Discussion from a while back on changes in lion.
http://forums.appleinsider.com/showthread.php?threadid=121142

http://news4geeks.net/2011/08/02/will-os-x-lion-roar-in-the-enterprise/

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No, I do apologize if that sounded sarcastic. I knew I there were things I had not provided enough information on and I was just following up to your comment.

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