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smb shares on servers inaccessible after mountain lion upgrade?

166600 Views 218 Replies Latest reply: Nov 16, 2013 7:07 AM by mpvecchi RSS
  • jookdoree Calculating status...

    Dr.Ripco wrote:

     

    I haven't upgraded to ML yet, usually wait till the dust settles, but I have a suggestion.

     

    Are the smb shares username/password protected?

     

    If so, GO -> Connect to Server, try it this way for the server address...

     

    smb://username:password@192.192.192.192

     

    When I went from leopard to lion, this seemed to work on everything, the windows smb shares and solaris (unix) ones.

    This solved my problem when I plugged in my new iMac. Thank you very much Dr. Ripco!

  • jd1573 Calculating status...

    I just got a new mac mini with ml server installed and I am having the same issues with smb.  I have found that if you turn off file sharing and turn it back on it seems to fix the problem.  I agree with all above that this is not a real fix for the problem.  I have an applecare plan and have talked with the server guys and they are aware of the issue, but who knows if they will ever get it fixed.

  • Keigotw Calculating status...

    Just like what I said long time ago. And still works. Apple should look at why this works and work from it.

     

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    Before updating to ML, I could access the windows 7 share folder on the network. After updating to ML at 1st I could access it. While copying files it would cut off and then it won't connect to share folders anymore.

     

    Today I updated to 10.8.1 . After update it still won't connect to share folders. So I removed the share from Windows 7 and reshare it again.  Now it all working fine"

     

     

     

     

    jd1573 wrote:

     

    I just got a new mac mini with ml server installed and I am having the same issues with smb.  I have found that if you turn off file sharing and turn it back on it seems to fix the problem.  I agree with all above that this is not a real fix for the problem.  I have an applecare plan and have talked with the server guys and they are aware of the issue, but who knows if they will ever get it fixed.

  • Helios Developments Calculating status...

    HOW TO FIX:

     

    1. Make sure your clock on the Win7 server has the correct time!  Have all of your machines get their clock settings from a reliable NTP server.  I had the same issues, and fixing the clock fixed the problem.

     

    2. Fix the Win 7 network nonpaged pool resources! Instructions here: http://alan.lamielle.net/2009/09/03/windows-7-nonpaged-pool-srv-error-2017

     

    Check the EventLog on windows to check for error: 2017  This is the nonpaged pool error.

     

    Good luck everyone!  These things fixed the networking issues over SMB that I had.

  • ams123 Calculating status...

    This works for my Windows 7 machine but not Vista.  Oh well I am part way there.

  • michaelfromsacramento Calculating status...

    We had this problem with a Win XP machine serving 3 shares.  After years of daily use, it suddenly stopped connecting with all of our Macs running OS X 10.6 and 10.7.  We didn't have a 10.8 machine running to test at the time.  The one old Mac running 10.4 could still make the connection.  All the non-connecting Macs would get a request for user name & password, but they would always get rejected, so I knew the computers were talking.

     

    The Win XP machine is located in a different physical location, so I had someone check the date and time and found out the date was incorrect.  It was set forward by a month.  Someone must had inadvertantly changed the date.  Once that was fixed, everyone could log in again.

     

    Hope that helps someone.

  • Penguiner Calculating status...

    Hi everyone,

     

    Did not read the 14 pages, but as the latest posts seem to still debate on the problem, here's what I can tell.

     

    The problem you're experiencing is a fairly common problem. It is caused by the decision of the Samba debeloppement team to restrict the use of it's code under the GPL L3 license agreement. Thus, it's implementation into Mountain Lion isn't possible without some licensing problems.

    This is why Apple decided to abandon the integration of Samba based on the tools provided by the Samba team and to develop it's own... which leads to some compatibility problems.

     

    There are some Samba ports to MacOsX that should allow you to re-install the standard Samba version.

     

    The more advanced users can try to install it using MacPorts. Will require some skills.

     

    Others may want to take a look at SMBUP (just search it on macupdate.com).

     

    Yes, that is an inelegant way to fix problems, and yes, you're bound to the development of the projects. And for each major, or even minor, update of OsX, you might be expecting issues as Apple doesn't give s s*** about those developments and changes everything from a version to another, with no other obvious reason to force developers to change a lot in their code :-(

     

    But if that allows you to share your content... it's worth a try I guess :-)

     

    Regards.

  • ceb118 Calculating status...

    Had this problem that has been described by so many on various set ups. Basically, I was just trying to connect to a Windows 7 64bit workstation as I had shared files on it. Worked until the ML updates. Have to say I did read through all 13 pages of comments until getting to Helios' post above. Changing the 2 registry keys "seems" to have fixed this for the time being. I'm able to connect to the shares on my Win 7 box.

  • James Gomez Calculating status...

    I'm having the same issue but it's also with AFP shares.  I upgraded to ML just a few days ago and all was well up until yesterday afternoon.  A mounted share just dropped and I could not get it back.  I thought it was just with that server, restarted it and upgraded to 10.7.5, but this morning I cannot connect to any share on any server.  Tried logging in as a different user, cleared out KeyChain entries, cleared out system and user preferences, Reset SMC on my Macbook Pro.  Reset PRAM.  Nothing has helped.

  • mrawinskij Calculating status...

    if you're rejected by authenticaion failed, Please keep in mind:

    windows system time must not differ to your mac OS X's.

     

     

    That's how I fix the problem.

  • Penguiner Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi,

     

    As I wrote in a previous post : if SMB sharing on a Mac is essential to you, just download and install SMBUp.

    It's free. It installs easily. It replaces the SMB sharing of OsX Mountain Lion. And it works like a charm !

    5 minutes to get it up and running. And if it does not work, there's an uninstall feature that will turn evrything back to the standard OsX version.

  • James Gomez Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    But what about the AFP shares that are doing the same thing.  Do Mac servers have the same time condition?

  • ganjubasoff Calculating status...

    windows system time must not differ to your mac OS X's.

     

    WOW! worked!

  • ilgfo Calculating status...

    Holy crap what a pain!!!! I am new to mac but i am a windows admin. Here is how i got it to connect to a windows server 2008R2. First i tried everything on this thread except for the 3rd party stuff. i finally started playing with the address again and this is what worked for me.

     

    smb://192.x.x.x:username

     

    note some things i changed and didnt change back was the netbios name

     

    just thought i would share and hope this helps someone.

     

    I have to use my mac with a book and google close by as i have only had it for less than a week. Okay i am off to tackle all the rest of the items that dont make sense to me and or dont work :-)

  • Alberto Ravasio Level 4 Level 4 (3,160 points)

     

    ilgfo wrote:

     

    smb://192.x.x.x:username

     

     

    That syntax does not make any sense.

     

    smb://DNSname or

    smb://DNSname/Sharename or

    smb://user@DNSname/Sharename or

    smb://user:password@DNSname/Sharename or

    smb://IP_Addr or

    smb://IP_Addr/Sharename or

    smb://user@IP_Addr/Sharename or

    smb://user:password@IP_Addr/Sharename

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