How to create a shared folder for Mac/Windows mixed users in a Windows Server 2012 domain File Server

Hi Guys,
I have a mixed users environment probably 70% Windows and 30% Mac Users.
I have added the Mac computers to the domain, and they are currently logging in to their Mac computers using a domain user.
So for all intents and purposes please assume that everybody is part of the domain.

The goal now is to create a series of shared folders that support:
Creating, deleting and modifying files.
Give permissions to access specific files by department (Finance, Marketing, IT, etc.)

Doing this with Windows users is what the Windows Server does, no problem there.

The focus of this question is the Mac users.
Please tell me what should be the best configuration so that the share is compatible with the Mac Users.
Also please have in mind that the Windows users need to be able to access the same files as well.

Does the type of Volume matter?

What share profile should I use (SMB, NFS, etc.)???

All comments based on experience are welcome, whether a good or a bad experience it helps.

Thanking you in advance.
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Macs speak SMB.  Just connect to the Windows Share from the Mac.  Don't treat the user accounts as anything other than what they are - user accounts.  NEVER assign permissions to users - only to GROUPS (exceptions for home drives).  Finder/Go/Connect to Server -- Server path would be smb://servername/sharename and enter the Windows domain account for the user connecting.

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cargexAuthor Commented:
Hi Mr. Lee,
I just finished the suggested configuration and it works.
Of course so far sharing a couple of files for testing.

Has anybody had some issues with this at all, say 50 users half Mac and half Windows sharing Microsoft Office files, any issues?

Any comments will be appreciated.
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