Windows Server 2003 share for Mac OSX 10.4 (Power PC)

Hello all,

   can someone help with Mac OSX accessing shares in Windows 2003 network?

   I need to share a folder from 2003 server to be accessible to Mac OSX10.4. I did so, permissions are OK, and the user can logins onto the folder, see its contents, etc. However, when user tries to copy stuff to the network share, it gives out message that the filename is too long or that the filename contains characters that filesystem does not support.

   How to fix this?

   (We have Power PC Macs with 10.4.11 in the network, as they are required to communicate with industrial controllers we have.)


Thanks!
mrmutAsked:
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John GobertEnterprise Systems ConsultantCommented:
You should check out this posting on Experts-Exchange that covers this topic pretty well:

Troubleshooting File Sharing Issues with With Mac OS X and Windows

You didn't mention what protocol you're using to enable sharing on the 2003 servers to the OS X clients but if you're using AFP then the link above contains the following:

AFP/Windows Character and File Name Limitations

There's a couple of limitations when using AFP. Some characters that are allowed in file name on the Mac aren't allowed in file names in Windows. The following characters are not allowed in Windows file names and there’s a 31 character file name length limitation.

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mrmutAuthor Commented:
Thanks. - The users are via SMB:, do I need to connect them via AFP?
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mrmutAuthor Commented:
Excellent!
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