• Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 2443
  • Last Modified:

Macs Connecting to Windows Servers is Slow

I have some macs that exist in an otherwise all Windows Environment and when they connect SMB to the windows server it is really slow. I have tried some suggestions such as https://discussions.apple.com/message/12245148?messageID=12245148&%3b#12245148?messageID=12245148&%3b and http://computer-anatomy.co.za/networking/mac-os-x-lion-smb-share-fix/ but that didn't make a difference.
I have been reading some articles about .local domains causing DNS issues for the macs but I haven't found anything to fix it.
Any suggestions?
0
Winsoup
Asked:
Winsoup
  • 3
  • 2
1 Solution
 
yo_beeDirector of ITCommented:
You might need to append the DNS Suffix to the DNS lookup.
I had an issue trying to connect to my network and realized I needed the FQDN and not just the NETBIOS name.

Here are the steps to add the suffix to the Network settings in a Mac.

img1
img2
img3
img4
0
 
WinsoupAuthor Commented:
It looks like this is already present on all of them.
0
 
yo_beeDirector of ITCommented:
Hmmmm
0
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.

 
brwwigginsCommented:
0
 
WinsoupAuthor Commented:
This made a big difference, thank you!
0
 
WinsoupAuthor Commented:
I am still experiencing some slowness. I have been told that if the server and client are using different versions of SMB this could cause issues. Does anyone know how to check the versions of SMB? Is this something that can just be upgraded? We just switched from a mac file server to a windows file server and thats when the slowness began. It's now on Windows Server 2008 R2.
0

Featured Post

VIDEO: THE CONCERTO CLOUD FOR HEALTHCARE

Modern healthcare requires a modern cloud. View this brief video to understand how the Concerto Cloud for Healthcare can help your organization.

  • 3
  • 2
Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now