Panther and SMB Workgroup Problem

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by bobindashadows, Nov 21, 2003.

  1. bobindashadows macrumors 6502

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    Mar 16, 2002
    #1
    I have quite a problem with Panther and am considering installing a new partition with Jaguar on it. Panther completely ****s up SMB, as now I cannot access the "WORKGROUP" workgroup. My Workgroup in Directory Access is set to "WORKGROUP", and I get all other workgroups ("MSHOME" "HOME FULL" and a few others) but I don't get WORKGROUP. Any ideas or explanations?
     
  2. ksz macrumors 68000

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    Oct 28, 2003
    Location:
    San Jose, CA
    #2
    Workgroup connection management seems flaky and erratic in Panther. Someone suggested connecting explicitly to a shared drive and this has worked well for me.

    From one of the Finder pulldown menus (sorry, don't have a Mac in front of me) choose "Connect to a Server" and specify the servername and username as follows:

    smb://user@server

    If you know the name of the shared drive you can append that as well:

    smb://user@server/sharename

    If you omit the sharename, Panther will display a drop-down list showing all the shared drives available on the specified server. You can simply pick one from there.

    If the Windows account has a password, you'll be prompted for it.

    If the connection succeeds, the shared drive will appear as a new disk icon.
     

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