Mac with Windows File Server

Posted on 2012-08-21
Last Modified: 2012-08-21
I am using a Windows 2008 R2 File server that I have Macs connecting to using SMB.
I can get them to connect just fine using SMB but I am having a couple issues.

1. I am unable to view permissions or see who the owner of the file is anymore. It just says "You can read and write" under the Sharing and Permissions of Get Info.

2. I am unable to rename a folder on the root of the shared directory. It's set to full access and I am able to create new folders, just not rename.

Are these limitations of SMB verses AFP or is there something I can do to fix this?
Question by:Winsoup
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    Accepted Solution

    1. That's normal behaviour of the MAC. You won't see the permission on a smb share.
    2. What version of OS X do you have? Can you put your view to 'list view' there was a problem with renaming in a different view. Maybe this is what you experience. If it's not, I need to know the affected OS X versions.
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    Author Comment

    That's what I figured with the permissions issue.
    I changed the view and was able to rename the folders and I was even able to rename them when I switched back to the regular view.
    Thank you!

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