Hello MAC experts
We have a user who is adamant on getting a MacBook Air for all it's beauty.
Now we have a file server (Windows 2008 R2) with complex NTFS permissions and ownership for various folders which are shared on the network.
This user wants MacBook but he is also very feisty when he can't access something.
So the whole thing is on hold till I confirm this.
I have been hearing from a lot of people on Twitter that there is some issue with accessing SMB shares from MAC OS X but I can't categorically say which version of MAC OS X and which version of Windows OS where the share is hosted.
I looked at the forums as well and they have some issues discussed in them but they are all from 2008 or so. I don't know these issues exist today.
I spoke to Apple and they said as long as the Windows is running SMBX, it will be fine. I have no idea what is SMBX, may be upgraded version but I don't know if our Windows 2008 R2 server is running that or the old SMB.
Then there is the Dave software from Thursby (http://www.thursby.com/products/default.html
This product exist solely to replace SMB because it has better features and it is more "compatible".
So at the moment, I don't know if we will have any issues accessing shares on the Windows server from MAC OS X Lion.
Can someone help me with any clear article by MS or Apple confirming or dismissing such issues?
I have looked around and after that I have turned to this forum.