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Problems for Macs to access a Windows 2008R2 fileserver?

Posted on 2014-01-23
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Hi,

I'm migrating my file server from W2003 to W2008R2 and now I've, by chance, surfed on a page that tells me that Macs can't access Windows shares on W2008R2 just like that anymore!? Or that there are a lot of problems if they do?

Can somebody shed some light on this, please?

My Mac clients were able to access shares on my W2003 servers without problems (and I hadn't even shared them in 'Macintosh' mode) ... is that going to change now?

Thanks
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by:strung
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Could you post the URL to that page? I am unaware of any problems connecting Macs to Win 2008 server.
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by:strung
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Usually problems of that nature are posted here: http://macwindows.com
but I don't see any mention of them.
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See also: http://www.macwindows.com/win_server_reports.html for all sorts of tips about joining Macs to Windows servers.
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by:Xeronimo
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Hi,

I've read it here (yes, it's from 2010 but it's referring to R2): http://www.zdnet.com/windows-server-2008-drops-the-ball-for-mac-compatibility-4010017735/

Thank you so far!
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by:Peter Loobuyck
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Well, AFP support has been dropped, but fortunately, macs support both smb and smb2. So no problem!
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That is correct. All that article is saying is that you have to use the SMB protocol to file share, not AFP. Since Macs now support SMB, that should not be a problem.
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by:Xeronimo
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Ah, ok! Thanks. Phew ;)
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