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Mac with Windows File Server

Winsoup asked
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?
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