I have a client running Windows Server 2016 Standard. We're mostly PCs but have been slowly adding some Macs (currently have 5). Two of the Mac users are Graphic Designers that often work with large files (10 - 15GB+) and Folders (20 - 40 GB). They work wired (not wireless). They also always transfer the files they need to work on from the Server to their Mac, then move/copy them back when done.
They often have problems with slow file move/copy operations and also experience occasional data corruption and files that 'seem' to copy OK but then magically 'disappear' from the Server folder.
I've read that there are problems between Macs and Windows Server when communicating via the SMB protocol. One solution that seems to be mentioned often is Files Connect by Acronis.
Another option we are considering is getting a dedicated Mac to act as a 'File Server', so the Art people can stay completely in a Mac 'world'.
Looking for anyone who has experienced this first hand and how they solved it. I'm not a Mac expert at all, so any advice is greatly appreciated!!