Currently Being ModeratedFeb 21, 2013 10:24 AM (in response to Mr. Latte)
As an update, all my Windows 7 client computers can get search results from the Xserve's share folders by SMB protocol.
All Mac clients get no spotlight results from Xserve 10.6.8 server.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 19, 2013 9:52 AM (in response to Mr. Latte)
We also used to always effortlessly and quickly search our pc server from our mac towers. We just got Macbook Pros and cannot find anything on the server, even files I can see right there. Very frustrating!
Currently Being ModeratedMar 19, 2013 8:44 PM (in response to maracujana)
the problem can be solved if you allow the permssion of parental folder of your share points to have at least Read Only permission for User and Group:
Group: Read Only
Others: Read Only (or No Access)
In my case, it is strange that PCs can still do the search to the Snow Leopard Server by SMB protocol while Mac using AFP cannot even when the parental folder had permission 600. This could be a secure issue in Snow Leopard's SMB1.0 protocol. Note that SMB in Snow Leopard is SMB1.0, which is less secure and hence deprecated after Snow Leopard. From Lion onwards, all OS X uses SMB2.0 and/or SMB X.
Oh, yes, there is one more thing:
you may find your scanner using SMB protocol stopped functioning properly if you use (Mountain) Lion client and (Mountain) Lion server. It boils down to Apple's silent change of SMB protocol from SMB1.0 to SMB2.0. Solution? Use FTP protocol for now. Don't blame Apple too much because Apple had to follow the rules of GPLv3. The SMB issue will go on as Microsoft introduces its own SMB 3.0 protocol in Windows 8 while Apple introduces its SMB verison dubbed SMB X.
Hope this helps.