connecting a Mac to a windows file server

I have a Mac user that connects to a windows file share,

When we connect to smb://
Everything is fine,
but when we connect to smb://home2srvr/username
the user can see everything and open it but not save anything.

Thank you
Randy MadejAsked:
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Mark BullockQA EngineerCommented:
Did you try adding the domain to the Network system preferences?
Apple / System Preferences / Network / click your connection / Advanced / DNS / Search Domains

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Leroy LuffHead of IT & DIgitalCommented:
Are you using a domain account on the Mac or is it a local user?
Randy MadejAuthor Commented:
Mark, I have not tried adding the domain to the system preferences but will.

Leroy,  this is a local user on the mac !
Leroy LuffHead of IT & DIgitalCommented:
I have a 80% Mac environment and all my Macs have been logged onto the domain.

I would suggest that you try logging it onto the domain - It makes authentication to windows servers painless and you can setup periodic sync for "offline" files.

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