Solved

Mac OS X 10.6-7x Can't Connect to MS Server 2012 SMB Shares

Posted on 2014-04-08
3
2,727 Views
Last Modified: 2014-04-27
We have several MacBooks on Mac OS 10.6.8 and 10.7.5 that need to connect to MS Server 2012 SMB shares. These machines don't have a problem connecting to Server 2003 or 2008 SMB shares. Normally we just do a "command + k" to open the server dialogue, put in the smb://server address, authenticate with credentials and get a list of available shares.

Now we get the "There was a problem connecting to the server "server address" error message.

Our MS Server 2012 is sharing via SMB protocol and is visible on the network. It is also pingable from the MacBook Pro. It seems strange that we can ping it, but not connect to it. It doesn't even try to authenticate, which seems to me like some kind of protocol issue, but I don't know enough about that. Does anyone know what this issue is or experienced similar?

Error connecting to Server 2012 from Mac OS X 10.7.5
0
Comment
Question by:btny
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 53

Expert Comment

by:strung
ID: 39988425
There is a long discussion here with some suggestions:

http://arstechnica.com/civis/viewtopic.php?t=1179519
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
btny earned 0 total points
ID: 40002377
Tried all of the solutions recommended in the above linked forum topic. None of them solved our issue. It seems that something must have been changed in MS version of SMB v1 that's incompatible with SMB in Mac OSX 10.7.X. Does anyone else have any other recommendations?
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:btny
ID: 40025562
The issue was never really resolved as it seems that SMB compatibility between server 2012 and OSX 10.6-8 has been broken.
0

Featured Post

Secure Your WordPress Site: 5 Essential Approaches

WordPress is the web's most popular CMS, but its dominance also makes it a target for attackers. Our eBook will show you how to:

Prevent costly exploits of core and plugin vulnerabilities
Repel automated attacks
Lock down your dashboard, secure your code, and protect your users

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Short answer to this question: there is no effective WiFi manager in iOS devices as seen in Windows WiFi or Macbook OSx WiFi management, but this article will try and provide some amicable solutions to better suite your needs.
This article is a collection of issues that people face from time to time and possible solutions to those issues. I hope you enjoy reading it.
In this tutorial you'll learn about bandwidth monitoring with flows and packet sniffing with our network monitoring solution PRTG Network Monitor (https://www.paessler.com/prtg). If you're interested in additional methods for monitoring bandwidt…
Monitoring a network: why having a policy is the best policy? Michael Kulchisky, MCSE, MCSA, MCP, VTSP, VSP, CCSP outlines the enormous benefits of having a policy-based approach when monitoring medium and large networks. Software utilized in this v…
Suggested Courses

626 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question