Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac is lets you seamlessly run Windows and Mac applications side-by-side

Login | Register

Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 

Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:16 am

Offline
Joined: Mon Nov 19, 2012 2:58 am
Posts: 2

Guys,

Ive been trying for a while now and I cannot get my MBA to connect to ANY SMB Share through the GUI.

I can get it to work through the terminal using something like:

mount_smbfs //'COMPUTERNAME;USERNAME':PASSWORD@x.x.x.x/Shared SMB_Mount

This successfully mounts and shows in my finder. Note the single quotes. It WILL NOT work without these, although I can't find the usage of them listed in any documentation for the mount_smbfs command. In the case above I'm using my own, non domain MBA to connect to a windows 2008 server that is a member of a windows 2003 domain controller domain; Although I am using a local administrator account to authenticate with said 2008 server.

However, If i try and mount through the GUI using CMD+K, it just will not work. I have tried:

smb://'COMPUTERNAME;USERNAME':PASSWORD@x.x.x.x/Shared

Brings up a window saying enter your username and password for the server. It already has the correct computername\username filled in in the username box. I put the password in, hit ok and either the box just shakes, or it says:

"There was a problem connecting to x.x.x.x, you do not have permission to access this server"


smb://COMPUTERNAME;USERNAME:PASSWORD@x.x.x.x/Shared (As above without quotes)

"There was a problem connecting to x.x.x.x, you do not have permission to access this server"

smb://x.x.x.x/Shared

Brings up a window saying enter your username and password for the server. I put the username and password in, hit ok and either the box just shakes, or it says:

"There was a problem connecting to x.x.x.x, you do not have permission to access this server"

smb://x.x.x.x/

Brings up a list of available shares on the server. I select one. Brings up a window saying enter your username and password for the server. I put the username and password in, hit ok and either the box just shakes, or it says:

"There was a problem connecting to x.x.x.x, you do not have permission to access this server"



Is there a bug with OSX and SMB shares? I Cannot get it to open ANY SMB share on any machine. I've tried windows 7, windows 2003, windows 2008 and windows XP. I Always get the same result. "You do not have permission to access this server" regardless of what authetication credentials I put in. I've tried using domain accounts, local accounts, specifying domains, computer names, forward slashes, backslashes, escaping backslashes with forwardslashes and vice versa; I just cant get it to work. Ever.

The MBA even sometimes detects SMB shares in the finder, but when I click on them it just will not work. No matter what I put in the "connect as"

Ive been searching for some time on this and found all sorts of posts about various problems with SMB sharing, but none that seem to directly relate to my issue. Most of it seems to be about accessing SMB shares on a mac server thats part of a W2k8 domain, or other, slightly different issues. I've found nothing yet that seems to just be someone having issue with SMB shares not working full stop, across any operating systems.

One thing I haven't tried is mapping an SMB share to my ubuntu VM, this may be worth a try for interests sake - but I still want to be able to open an SMB share through the finder like I should be able to!

Has anyone else experienced this incredibly frustrating issue? Excuse my lack of diagnosis on this as well; I've been a network/sys administrator for ten years now but have only owned my MBA for a few weeks and my osx knowledge is extremely shoddy. I haven't checked any logs because I don't know where they are :)



Top Top
  Profile

Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:40 pm

Offline
Site Admin
Joined: Wed May 12, 2010 7:45 pm
Posts: 179

There are some workarounds for SMB filesharing problems in Lion listed here: www.macwindows.com/lion-filesharing.html

There were a number of approached that worked for some people. One is to set "streams=no" in the nsmb.conf file.

Please let us know if any of those work for Mountain Lion.



Top Top
  Profile

Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:05 am

Offline
Joined: Mon Nov 19, 2012 2:58 am
Posts: 2

Streams = no did not work.

I am still able to map using the CLI but not the gui. It just says you do not have permission to access this server still.

Very annoying.

Ive skim read that doc and I cant see anything that looks like it apples to me, but I'll have a proper read soon.

In the mean time, if anyone else has this ( Not being able to map to ANY smb share from mountain Lion when using different user credentials) then please do let me know and we cna bang heads together.



Top Top
  Profile

Tue Feb 18, 2014 11:58 am

Offline
Joined: Wed May 29, 2013 9:08 pm
Posts: 49

Try following steps on these websites:

http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1568

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5884

I hope this helps



Top Top
  Profile

Sat Nov 15, 2014 6:58 am

Offline
Joined: Sat Nov 15, 2014 4:06 am
Posts: 13

I really liked this information.
матрешки



Top Top
  Profile

Mon Dec 08, 2014 2:22 am

Offline
Joined: Sun Nov 30, 2014 11:31 am
Posts: 13
Location: USA

Either enable File Sharing in Mac OS 9s File Sharing control panelthis may take some time or use another method to move the files. Mac OS 9 can connect to AFP servers running Mac OS X 10.5.8 or earlier.60023



Top Top
  Profile ICQ
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum


Search for:
Jump to:  
cron

OS X Mountain Lion Server for Dummies
By John Rizzo

Simplifies the installation, configuration, and management of Apple's OS X Server software. Support Mac and Windows clients for file sharing, email, and directory services; Install software to your iOS devices and Macs. Incorporate a Mac subnet into a Windows Active Directory domain, manage Mac and Windows clients, and configure security options, and more. Click here for more.

Serving the cross-platform community since November 15, 1997. Copyright 2010-2013 John Rizzo. All rights reserved.
Powered by phpBB