• Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 1026
  • Last Modified:

Mac with Windows File Server

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?
1 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.
WinsoupAuthor Commented:
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!
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

Featured Post

Creating Active Directory Users from a Text File

If your organization has a need to mass-create AD user accounts, watch this video to see how its done without the need for scripting or other unnecessary complexities.

Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now