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1815 Views 9 Replies Latest reply: Dec 15, 2009 2:43 PM by dianeoforegon
I am having the same issue except i am accessing a windows share. The problem goes away if i grant full control permissions to the share and not just modify.
But then the mac starts changing the permissions on other files.mac, Mac OS X (10.6.1), mac
This seams to be a problem that is well documented over the Web that finder cannot write to a UNIX share using SMB. Hopefully apple will have this problem patched in 10.6.2Mac Pro Octo 3.0 ghz 16 GB Ram WD Raptor 160 ATI 4870HD, Mac OS X (10.6.1), Windows 7 X64 2 WD VelociRaptor 160 ATI 4870 HD
I have the same problem too, the only thing I found out, that by using a commercial SMB client like Thursby DAVE, I was able to open, work and save a document.
There is a trial version available, pls tell me if it worked for you as well after installing DAVE.
I have talked to apple support about their problems with smb shares yesterday, hopefully there will be a feedback from the this week.
Netapp themselves state that ontap 7.3.2 is the only OS that works with 10.6x. We investigated this as well yesterday by testing with 7.3.2 but it makes no difference. Only using DAVE made a differnence. Of course this is no solution as DAVE costs 100USD per license and Apple should provide builtin functionality in 10.6x.
pls give it a try and give feedback
oliverimac 2008, Mac OS X (10.6.1)
It works Ok, here with Snow Leopard 10.6.2. 100 people access it every day, many are Mac folks.
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Ours is working just great with 10.6.2 as well, I could never get DAVE to work for us.Mac Pro Octo 3.0 ghz 16 GB Ram WD Raptor 160 ATI 4870HD, Mac OS X (10.6.1), Windows 7 X64 2 WD VelociRaptor 160 ATI 4870 HD
Do you open and save MS Office .doc or .xls files on the smb shares?
Our problems only occur with these file types, but with 10.4x or 10.5x there are no problems working with these filetypes and by using Dave 10.6x saves those filetypes as well...
oliverimac 2008, Mac OS X (10.6.1)
posted this in another question in the discussions:
Problem seems to be solved.
What remains is the question why 10.4x or 10.5x had no problem and why 10.6x is more sensitive to some ACL Settings.
How did I solve the problem?
I figured out that my netapp based SMB shares had the owner of "netapp/administrators". By changing this to "ourActiveDirecotory/Administrators" I was able to fix this problem.
I do not have a clue why this turns out to be a problem for the macs.
This solution works for AD bound macs as well as for "standalone" macs that only mount the SMB share with the AD account.
One addition: Make sure the .Trash and .TemporaryItems folder (if you use MS Office) have Full Access for every share-user.
Oliverimac 2008, Mac OS X (10.6.1)
I just noticed the problem when saving xls files to a smb. I can copy files from finder without issue, but cannot open and save to smb. Here is what I found. All computers using Excel 2008.
Two computers with 10.6.2 cannot open .xls from smb share and save it back. However if I change the type to .xlsx it does save without issue.
One computer with 10.5.6 can open and save same .xls from smb share without issue.MacBook Pro Late2008, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
Just posted on the Entourage Help Blog: Workaround for saving Office 2008 files to SMB servers in Snow Leopard
According to Craig, a poster on the microsoft.public.mac.office newsgroup:
Changing the owner of the share to NETWORK SERVICE will solve the problem. I have tested this on a test share I set up during troubleshooting and it works! I have told my MS support rep about the workaround and she was going to spread it around. She mentioned that Apple appears to have a fix in the works but not to expect it to be released until February!iMac 3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.6.2), Memory 4GB