Currently Being ModeratedJul 31, 2013 9:01 AM (in response to cwolsen)
What's in the logs? Anything relevant to the outages? (Launch Console.app and have a look, if you haven't already done so.)
Is DNS on the client OK? On the server? DNS errors can cause transient outages.
(I'll assume you've already de-tuned the Windows security registry settings to allow it access into the OS X Server box; that this is transient, and not something that always blocks access.)
Currently Being ModeratedJul 31, 2013 9:50 AM (in response to MrHoffman)
The log file this AM when she tried to log in showed this:
7/31/13 8:00:08.605 AM sandboxd: () smbd(5112) deny job-creation
Any relevence? I'm not very good at reading these log files (there is a lot more if you'd like me to post it, not sure if anything pertains to login though}
DNS all seems consistant, and yes Windows has access. There are another half a dozen machines running various versions of Windows that have no problem with access. She has the only Windows 7 laptop, the only variable I can think of.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 1, 2013 7:00 AM (in response to cwolsen)
Is it a windows 7 home machine? Vista and 7 non business versions are handicapped by ms in that the don't support all smb versions out of the box. You'll need to modify the local security policies. There's a great article at http://www.tannerwilliamson.com/2009/09/14/windows-7-seven-network-file-sharing- fix-samba-smb/ that should be able to help you out.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 1, 2013 7:12 AM (in response to fkick1)
No, it's WIndows 7 Pro. I did find while looking that up that it needs the Service Pack 2 update, I'll install that and see if anything improves. Also will check out the link and see if anything pops out at me.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 6, 2013 5:47 AM (in response to cwolsen)
Well, I was hopeful, but no luck. Monday morning she logged in to her computer and was refused connection to the server (invalid login credentials) So I had her restart, remove her mapped connection to the server, then remap the drive. Her login was then accepted. Windows IT guy points a finger at SMB issues with Mac Server, but only WIndows 7 seems to be a problem, and then mostly just this one laptop (on rare occasions a Windows 7 desktop gets a refused connection)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 19, 2013 8:58 AM (in response to cwolsen)
Had the same problem, used the terminal-mount method to try to fix it. It gave me an error message "mount_smbfs: server connection failed: Cannot allocate memory" which directed me to a microsoft support page that actually fixed the problem for me (courtesy of Anders for pointing to a solution: http://superuser.com/questions/464600/macbook-pro-suddenly-unable-to-connect-to- windows-shares):
So the problem seems to have been on the Windows-side.