Connecting to Windows 7 from Mavericks issue

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by leedudmish, May 28, 2014.

  1. leedudmish macrumors newbie

    May 28, 2014
    Hi All,

    Wondered if any of you out there have experienced this issue at all.

    We have a windows 7 pro workstation setup in workgroup fashion not on the domain with 1 account which is an administrator

    setup a basic share on the machine and gave full rights on both ACL and share permissions on windows machine to the administrator account.

    It runs a piece of software which monitors this "hot folder" and then prints out the data dropped on by the macs.

    We have a number of macs that then copy files to this share effectively drop it on.

    Bit of a mixed environment of 10.6 and 10.8 macs along with some new 10.9 macs.

    Since introducing the 10.9 macs into this environment we are having a problem where after 15 minutes of a reboot of the win machine we loose the connections on all macs and cannot remount to windows box without rebooting it yet if we browse on a windows machine to it all is working fine.

    We were connecting over smb:\\ip address and then using the admin login credentials.

    I have tried cifs:\\ip address and this has had mixed results but now getting different errors of -8060 then back to the normal error of -50

    only a reboot is fixing it and as you can imagine its getting very laborious.

    Anyone else seen anything similar and heard of a fix.


  2. zayjay macrumors member


    Jul 24, 2008
    Hi, what's your anti virus software setup on the PC end?
    Also, check the firewall status while you at it.
    I had a similar problem before with a Windows 7 64bit and a XP machine.
    It went fine since a reconfig the security setups.

    hope it helps,
    good luck.

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