View Full Version : Mapping to a Windows 2008 R2 Server

Feb 21, 2013, 03:14 PM

I have a MACBook Air 10.8.2

I would like to be able to map to a Windows 2008 R2 network share. What is the best way to do this?



Feb 22, 2013, 01:28 AM
Piece of cake,

in finder, click Go, then connect to server.

in the top box type SMB://servername
click connect.
Username, enter windows username with permissions to the share
Password, enter password for windows user
If you want tick remember in my keychain

A list of shares on the server is displayed, simply click on the share you want to access.

Feb 22, 2013, 07:56 AM
IMHO connecting to 2008 don't use server name, use server IP address in the smb string.

Also look at this blog post (http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/how-to-bind-the-lion-server-to-active-directory.html) when connecting to the domain.