Just found out that SMB file sharing has been REMOVED in Mac OS 10.7 (Lion) - so your scanning will NOT work under Lion. Unless Apple decides to add back the SMB into their OS, your scanning will not be able to work like it did under Snow Leopard...
Same thing happened to me with my Multi function printer/scanner
SMB file sharing has NOT been removed in 10.7. It has been implemented using a "hoome grown" Apple technology, rather than the open source "Samba" suite of tools.
There may be a few bugs in v1 of the new Apple tools, but the overall benefit is that Apple is significantly improving the file sharing compatibility with the latest versions of Windows (i.e Windows 2008 Server and Windows 7). I expect that - by 10.7.3 - Apple will have these problems completely licked.
SMB file sharing is available now (in 10.7.0), and it works reasonably well with Windows 7 and Windows 2008 Server.
BUT, there are issues with some clients (Samba based printers and servers especially), that cannot connect to the OS X file sharing.
I don't know the schedule of releases, but I am certain that Apple will fix bugs as they come to light, and will release fixes fairly quickly. This has been the pattern of OS X for more than 10 years.
Ok, I see. Thanks.
I'm actually using a Xerox Multi-Function printer. I'm attaching the specification of the model below:
Could you please tell me if the printer will have trouble using wireless scanning under OS 10.7 - I actually had no problem with scanning while I was at OS 10.6.8, but after I upgraded to 10.7, the scan simply stop working.
I called Xerox Technical Support and the guy told me they had a few Mac users who called earlier reporting the same problem after upgrading to 10.7
we have a brand new Canon Advance iR C2380i that used to send scans via SMB to all of our posts. One of the new posts is running in Lion and, besides plenty of bugs and the need to get rid of Cs2 and some other apps, the SMB scan function is not working at all.
I activaded the file sharing and the SMB feature, we're all able to read and write on that folder and I actually can see the folders on the net, the scanner doesn´t though.
The paths are correct, the user left read and write open for all users but anyway we can't make it work.
I also have a Xerox 6180 MFP that stopped connecting to a Lion Server machine via SMB, but I was able to come up with a workaround using FTP:
Although Lion Server's GUI doesn't have a service switch for FTP, it still exists and can be turned on via command line.
This is the workflow: Everyone at my office shares the Xerox 6180 scanner, so I created individual scan bins in the Xerox Directory for every user. A user would select their scan bin on the Xerox 6180 (Scan > Server > Scan to... Richard's Scan Bin) and make their scan. The Xerox 6180 FTPs the file to a Mac Mini running Lion Server. The user goes back to their workstation, logs into the server via AFP, and grabs the file out of their private scan bin.
My workaround on OSX Lion Server:
1.) I already had a "xerox" user in a group called "scangroup" via the Server.app. This user is for the Xerox 6180.
2.) In Terminal.app, I created an ftp access group called "com.apple.access_ftp":
sudo dseditgroup -o create com.apple.access_ftp
3.) Then I added my "scangroup" group to "com.apple.access_ftp":
sudo dseditgroup -o edit -a scangroup -t group com.apple.access_ftp
4.) Next, I turned on FTP:
sudo launchctl load -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/ftp.plist
5.) In the "xerox" user's home folder, I created a directory called "Scans" and sharepoint subdirectories in it for each Shared User account (e.g. ~/Scans/Richard's Scan Bin)
6.) In Server.app, I gave each Shared User read/write permission to only their subdirectory (i.e. The shared user "Richard" has read/write permission for "Richard's Scan Bin" folder)
7.) In the Xerox Server Address Book Directory, I created entries for each user. i.e.:
Name: Richard's Scans
Server Type: FTP
Server Address: [Your server's address]
Port Number: 21
Login Name: xerox
Login PW: [your password]
Server Path: Scans/Richard's Scans
You can also tweak my workaround if you aren't using Lion Server.
Hope this helps!
Thanks all for your comments and suggestions. I found one possible work-around because I have a time capsule (which does still have working SMB): I had my OfficeJet scan to a network folder which I created on my Time Capsule and I created an alias to that folder on my mac in the same place where I used to recieve my scans. Not pretty but very functional.