We have a number of imacs connecting via smb to a windows server 2008 share. Very randomly, users will have an issue where a file that gets saved simply disappears. Other users have their index drop sometimes and become unable to search, thus needing a reindexing of the location which takes about 3 hours each time. Lastly, users are sometimes told they cannot move/save/rename due to files being in use, even though I have confirmed that there are no open files in the specified directories.
My question is if SMB the right protocol to use here? I have tried connecting with CIFS, but it changes the path to SMB afterward (is this normal).
I have also read that running a permissions repair on all of the mac systems would be advisable.
Another site said using the same username and password for all users would be the way to go, but this sounds like it would create other permission issues.
Thank you in advance for your help.