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OK so i recently set up a new active directory domain to repace and old one and everything is running fine with the windows clients but i am having difficulty getting my macbook to connect to the shares on the new server using SMB.

When i try and mount a network share for example smb://sqdc01.sqnet.local/home i get the error "could not connect to server because the name or password is not correct." The problem is the pasword prompt is never displayed so i can't enter my new account information and i can't see the server when i browse the network in finder - but i can see other windows clients and authenticate to them (the password box is displayed)

I figured it was a cached password problem so erased all appropriate references from keychain and tried again - no luck. Then i figured the .GlobalPreferences.plist could be corrupt so i recreated that but still no luck.

The new server is running ISA2004, which wasn't the case with the old one (but there is a firewall rule which permits all traffic to and from the internal network to the server so this shouldn't be an issue)

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My one and only bump.

(I remembered i had to change the SMB signing policy on the server but that hasn't solved the problem.)

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Welcome to the club....

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Are you using SBS or do you have ISA installed on the same box?

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I don't have a real answer for you, But over the years I've noticed the Samba implementation on OSX is a complete disaster. Apple actually enabled an option that would slow down the transfer speed between a 32bit windows box. Coincidence? I doubt it.

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I don't know if this will fix the issue you are having, but when I had an issue connecting to windows shares from osx, I had to do the following:

make a new file called nsmb.conf in /etc
edit that file so that it reads

[default]
minauth=0

save it and restart

Before, when I tried to connect to server, it would just give me an error 50, but never ask for authentication. Now it asks for the password and will even accept blank passwords.

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Thanks for the suggestion but it didn't have any effect - this is really annoying, i could connect to the old server fine - i'm beginning to think it must be something to do with the server configuration but who knows what!

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hello... see my post at
http://forum.osx86pr...showtopic=15897
hope it helps

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I thinks it's more than just the signing policy - which is configured as required. It can't be anything on the mac either cause it can access shares on XP clients.

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Definitely not a problem with the mac, I just had to completely re-install Mac OS cause SU 2006-003 hosed my system and i still can't connect to server shares.

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Try it with smb://username@servername/sharename

I'm working here in a 2003-AD. The only problem I have is with DFS-Shares, but I can ship around that by mounting from the original servers.

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No go unfortunately. I have done some further trials, building an new server and installing ISA on it didn't reproduce the issue so i'm thinking i can eliminate ISA from the list of probable causes. At first i thought perhaps Netbios over TCP/IP was the problem but using the IP address instead of servername presents the same problem. Using mount_smbfs from the command prompt gives the same error as displayed in the console when using the GUI method: mount_smbfs: negotiate phase failed: syserr = Connection refused however using smbclient from the terminal i can access and browse the share - which seems very odd! I can also mount_smbfs to shares on other machines. This is a real pain.

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Check out Admitmac from Thursby. We have been using it for a while in an Active Directory 2003 environment. They currently have a beta fro Intel OS X machines.

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I've been aware of admitmac prior to Mac OS including AD support - i don't really want the mac joined to the domain, i just want to access shares on the domain controller which should be possible without paying for admit mac.

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I had to do the following reduction of security on my 2003 AD Domain controller before OSX would connect to SMB shares.

Accessing a Windows 2003 Share from OSX

I've been aware of admitmac prior to Mac OS including AD support - i don't really want the mac joined to the domain, i just want to access shares on the domain controller which should be possible without paying for admit mac.



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SMB Signing policy is as it should be.

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Ah.. okay. I guess that's what you meant by Post #2

SMB Signing policy is as it should be.







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