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upeace Calculating status...
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Jul 21, 2011 1:55 PM

Prior to installing Lion, I would connect to our shared drives at work via SMB.  Today, after installing Lion, I can't connect to my shared drives.  The one SMB connection that works is to an FTP server.  I connect via SMB to map the drive in my Finder rather than using an FTP program.  This still works fine.

 

However, I can't connect to the shared drive for file sharing.  In the Connect to Server box, I have "smb://PathToFiles" .  Is smb://  the correct prefix to use now that Lion is funky with SMB support?

 

I'm sorry...I really don't know much about SMB connections, what kind of server it is that I'm trying to connect to, or much else.  I know we run Windows Exchange, but I'm not sure if that's the server that hosts these shared drives...I just need to connect to get back to work.  Any help would be AWESOME.

  • Daryl12345 Calculating status...
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    Jul 21, 2011 3:40 PM (in response to upeace)

    The same for me. No SMB connections to 2 Windows 7 PC's. Only and old Win XP PC is connected via SMB.

    But it takes 8 Minutes before my new Lion detects the XP PC.

     

    Help would be really apriciated...

  • fernin8r Calculating status...
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    Jul 21, 2011 7:14 PM (in response to upeace)

    Same for me.  This is not good.  I really need to connect to my office network drives.

  • Monty1945 Level 3 Level 3 (690 points)
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    Jul 22, 2011 9:12 AM (in response to upeace)

    Hi,

     

    I'm a Network Manager/Engineer, in an AD Domain, and SMB works fine for everyone that needs to be able to access their shared drives. "Root Level, or not". I've not had a single complaint about Lion, with mapping drives, dropping WiFi connections, etc - so far it all works as advertised.

     

    You might want to rejoin the domain, and see if that helps. We didn't have to do anything here, and it all works fine, in Lion.

     

    Cheers,

    M.

    *****

  • Bob Bousfield1 Calculating status...
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    Jul 22, 2011 11:22 AM (in response to Monty1945)

    Hi there,

     

    Can I ask if you have tried an unbound Lion machine connecting to these shares?

     

    Rob

  • krusty19k Calculating status...
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    Jul 22, 2011 12:06 PM (in response to upeace)

    Hi, I've got a similiar problem after I set up Lion...

     

    I've got a PC, running Windows NT (I know, it's old, but I can't change/update it) and with Lion I can't access to its SMB sharings... No problems with Snow, no problems with Windows XP, and no problems with Windows 7 Pro (but I had to change this settings in Admin Tools http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc738867(WS.10).aspx)

     

    There is a way to enable access to old sharings?

    Or a way to "downgrade" to Snow Leopard's Samba?

     

    Thanks, have a nice day...

  • maybeapreacher Calculating status...
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    Jul 25, 2011 6:42 AM (in response to upeace)

    I have something to add:

     

    connecting with Lion to a "Windows Server 2008 R2 SMB Share" without a Domain works just fine in our local network.

     

    We have several locations we are connected with through a VPN tunnel. When trying to connect to a "Windows Server 2008 R2 Share" with or without domain in a remote network, that does not work.

     

    In our VPN here there is nothing blocked, all ports are going through. But since there is no difference between a 2008 R2 IN a Domain or NOT in a Domain I would blame the VPN and not the Domain.

     

    But since every port is open I can't pinpoint where it comes from.

     

    So, any help apreciated, and hopefully my information helps getting answers for other as well!

     

    Have a nice day

  • Xeno_22 Calculating status...
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    Jul 25, 2011 6:51 AM (in response to upeace)

    I heard that Lion only supports SMBX - whatever it is...

     

    I also can't connect to my samba fileserver with an avahi broadcasted SMB service.

    But my Samba broadcasts itself, and that way works here.

  • maybeapreacher Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Jul 25, 2011 6:55 AM (in response to Xeno_22)

    smbx is version 2.0 of the smb protocol.

     

    The problems out there that lion can't connect to NAS Systems is because most manufacturers just implement smb 1.x.

     

    But Windows Server 2008 is smb 2 (smbx) out of the box, so that can't be the problem!

  • Piccolib Calculating status...
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    Jul 25, 2011 7:17 AM (in response to upeace)

    I`m having the same problem at my office!

     

    I`m the only one using MacOSX and the rest network are windows based, i just cant print and acess files on teh server!

     

    I would apreciate any help!

  • Robert Jordin Calculating status...
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    Jul 25, 2011 8:53 AM (in response to upeace)

    Having the same problem here.  Was able to connect to my office via VPN -> SMB before Lion using Snow Leopard and aft the Lion upgrade...nada.  Can connect to the VPN (Cisco) but that is as far as it gets.  May have to go back to Snow Leopard was well.

     

    I really wish the first rule of upgradeing was "do no harm..."

     

    Any help would be appreciated.  Everything else in Lion worked fine, however, this is huge.

  • Robert Jordin Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Jul 26, 2011 9:14 AM (in response to upeace)

    Just found out that my attempting to log on to my files at work via SMB, you know, way I could using Snow Leopard, was causing the the Windows server to panic and was asked to stop trying.  A fix would sure be nice..

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