10.7 server mac mini with Windows 7 SAMBA SMB

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by joecool99, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    joecool99

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    are there any improvements in behavior as file server SMB with Windows 7 on the network ?
    What SMB version is included ?

    currently have 10.6.8 server and occasional hiccups with file permissions still with 10 PC running Windows 7.

    if 10.7 is more reliable, would upgrade. share your experience/thoughts.
     
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    mainstay

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    Without additional information on what other roles your server is running it is hard to give a recommendation to upgrade.

    Apple has replaced SAMBA with their own proprietary internally-developed code, called SMBX, apparently largely due to not being able to comply with the SAMBA project's open-source licensing requirements.

    OS X Lion does not support logging into NAS boxes running Samba or AFP servers that employ the DHCAST128 (claimed as a security risk). So this has caused NEW issues for networks with certain NAS's.

    I would prefer to work with the devil you know and keep SL.

    I haven't had issues with Windows systems accessing Lion, to be fair.

    But then again, Windows computers access my SL servers perfectly fine too. I have had some minor permission errors on rare occasions but can they can be fixed with BatChmod.


    Long answer to say: I wouldn't "upgrade".
     
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    joecool99

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    the server is a simple file server with SMB service running with numerous volumes mostly for word documents with different user rights.

    that's really all i want from it. yes, i still occasionally experience permission error when PC opes word document and when tries to save i get permission error - needs to be saved as new file.

    is there a definite cure for this symptoms ? it happens rarely, but still.
    what BatChmod does ?
     

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