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Apple OS X connection to Buffalo TeraStation Shared folder - permissions question

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We have a Buffalo TeraStation NAS box for our small office.  I setup the Shared folder a year ago with NO restrictions on the Share folder, therefore the users to not have to login and and authenticate to the Buffalo.  All windows users can map a drive without problems.

This is fine for our situation ( NO sensitive files are kept on the Shared folder) except now we added a MACBOOK AIR running OS X.

Over the weekend I SUCCESFULLY setup the MACBOOK  to access the Share by adding "apple" support to the Share inside the Buffalo AND adding a USER name and password on the Share  as the MACBOOK finder command required it ( SEE BELOW)
smb://192.168.0.123
The MAC BOOK succesfully connects and then prompts for a user name on the Buffalo and I could then successfully access files.

HOWEVER this morning I discovered that ALL the LAN users mapped drives failed and I would have to drive to the office., setup users and remap and authenticate each person.

QUESTION
IS THERE SOME "SWITCH" ON THE OS X COMMAND LINE THAT I CAN ADD THAT WILL ALLOW A MAC USERS TO ACCESS AS EVERYONE ?
like
smb://192.168.0.123 -"everyone"

To repeat....... I successfully used the exact same line in "Finder then Cmd+K  ) without the "everyone" when I was using permissions and users on the Buffalo)

I have looked on the apple forums but have not yet found a solution.

Thanks for taking the time to look at this....

Peter Ireland
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HI,

1. did you try user "guest " with no password?
2. is the drive formatted using NTFS or fat32?
3. what are the share permissions you set?
4. regarding the passwords in  windows 7 (only if you set "everyone" permission) access to shared open folders is limited with password, you can enable "simple file sharing" - no password when on guest or "everyone" shared folder through the "network and sharing" :
Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Network and Sharing Center\Advanced sharing settings
this is only for windows users accessing shared folder with no permissions.

Hope this helps,

G
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Yes that worked  ( #1)  on the MAC

To elaborate I went and cleared out the saved passwords for that IP in Apples key/pw/manager (or whatever apple calls it)

Then I restarted the MAC and sure enough it prompted me to either be a "guest" or an "authenticated user"  the guest radio button worked fine !

After seeing the Network utils and other things on the Mac I am getting to the point were I might want to own one myself !

Thanks for leading me correctly and quickly,  WELL WORTH THE E.E. Subscription which i renewed today !!!!!!
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Great Answer !
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Glad I could help!
I am getting my powerbook next week ;)
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very nice !!  I heard that apple is doing some major upgrades, I look forward to them !
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