Mac connecting to Windows server

I have a Mac on a Windows network. We recently upgraded from a Microsoft SBS 2003 server to a MS SBS 2011. Now I am unable to log in to the server. I can see it and am prompted for the password, but it doesnt work.
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kanalQkoTechnical Support EngineerCommented:
could you provide more details, what do u mean "I am unable to log in to the server"? Are you connecting via Remote Desktop or samba share?
please write more details what are you doing.

you must use:


i don`t have sbs 2011, i`m using win2k8r2 sp1, several osx are connecting to shares, to AD, etc, and I`m not facing any issue
zelfanetAuthor Commented:
I am trying to connect on the same network, not with remote desktop. I click on 'go' then find the server, then it prompts me for me credentials (just like with sbs 2003) but it wont let me connect.
kanalQkoTechnical Support EngineerCommented:
now it`s more clear, so you are trying to access share via Finder, okay open Console (Go > Utilities > Console), connect to server again, if it will refuse connection in console should be some error, paste this error log here. Are you able to authenticate to server from windows workstations?
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zelfanetAuthor Commented:
Yes, all of the windows pc's are fine.
kanalQkoTechnical Support EngineerCommented:
okay, so it`d be issue related only to osx, please do the things I wrote you above. Then we will able to continue
R. Andrew KoffronCommented:
somtimes you have to put the dot local in the username.


you can also join the SBS VPN if you need secure access.
kanalQkoTechnical Support EngineerCommented:
@Harell66 ... I wrote the same DomainName\Username, off course it would be better to use FQDN, full domain name could be also, etc..not only "domainname.local" as you wrote

zelfanetAuthor Commented:
Connect to Server
Address: SMB://
Connecting ….
Prompt: SMB/CIFS File System authentication
Asks for:
Workgroup or Domain:
Prompt:  Could not connect to the server because the name or pw is not correct
That’s it
Tried various things but same msg

I tried domain.local on the top, domain\name and other configs. This worked perfectly with the old server. Has something changed in 2011 SBS ??
kanalQkoTechnical Support EngineerCommented:
which version of osx are u using, it seems to be tiger, am I right?

try tow different ways

1. In field Workgroup or Domain enter FQDN of your domain name and then enter username and password again
2. Leave field Workgroup or Domain blank, and in field username enter "smithco\Msmith" and then password again

could you copy paste "ipconfig /all from your server"

please let us know results

R. Andrew KoffronCommented:
as kanalQko suggested in 2:

also try field username enter "smithco.local\Msmith" or "\Msmith" witch-ever is appropriate.
zelfanetAuthor Commented:
Any other ideas, anything else? I gotta see this stuff from the Mac?
kanalQkoTechnical Support EngineerCommented:
try reset Finder to default, also provide output of "ipconfig /all" or let us what`s your dns suffix
zelfanetAuthor Commented:
suffix is .local
zelfanetAuthor Commented:
I did this, which I got from another forum and it worked perfectly:

To do so, all you have to do is add the following registry key: REG_DWORD named “smb2” with a value of 0 to HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanServer\Parameters.  Reboot the server and you’re all set.

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kanalQkoTechnical Support EngineerCommented:
good to know, that you have already solved it, I`m using OS X Lion, and there`s no such issue as you had
zelfanetAuthor Commented:
Nobody else gave the correct answer so I found it on my own.
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