Can't connect to shared drive on 2008 server, using Mac Osx laptop

hi guys

I'm trying to connect a mac laptop to our shared folder sitting on a server 2008 server. When I go to 'Go->connect to server' I put all of the credentials in correctly. Then it prompts me for a username/password. I tried first with the username that the laptop logs on with (which has administrator access), it doesn't allow it to connect to the shared drive. I then tried with our windows administrator password....still denies it. Could this be anything to do with a keychain password?

It's so strange though, somebody came in today with their mac osx laptop and I connected them without any issues using our windows administrator details.

Any ideas guys?


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You windows admin username and password should work. Make sure caps lock and num lock were off.
Hello Yashy,

Do you have domain?
username could be\username  and then its password.
If you do  not have domain, then you should use user from that server

this is how we connect our Macs to our shares.

Thanks for clicking yes.

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YashyAuthor Commented:
We have a domain yes. I've tried every method you can name. I've tried domainname\administrator and then password. It won't connect. No caps lock/num lock, they're both off.

Other Mac Osx laptops are able to connect with the windows username/password. It just won't do it with this one and I've encountered this issue in the past, but can't remember how we got around it.

Are you guys sure it can't be keychain related?
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It wouldn't hurt to delete any associated passwords in the keychain.

Have you tried the domain name with and without the .com? Also try both forward and back slash.
Keychain sometimes need to be purged.
You can try that.
I suppose you are using the same naming on the macs that connects and this one that doesn't connect.
YashyAuthor Commented:
False alarm. We were connecting with http://servername instead of the usual smb://. Duh!

Points for everyone:)
"Duh!" indeed!
Ah, OK.
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