File names from Windows server get cut off to 31 characters

Discussion in 'macOS' started by RedAvatar, Mar 30, 2010.

  1. RedAvatar macrumors newbie

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    The title explains most of the problem:

    We have 5 (PC) servers on our network and several host files for the workstations. The strange thing is that, despite the fact that all servers have Windows Server 2003 AND SCSI drives formatted as NTFS, that only one server has the problem mentioned in the title:

    Any file made on a Mac and placed on that server will be readable on Mac AND PC. Any file made on PC and placed on that server will be readable on PC but will get cut off to 31 characters on all Macs (running Mac OS X 10.4 & 10.6).

    I've been searching the net but found no reason for this. Anyone have any idea what to try?
     
  2. LeeTom macrumors 68000

    LeeTom

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    sounds like that server has some specific SMB compatibility option turned on... ?
     
  3. RedAvatar thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It's possible but strange - I have no idea where I would have to check this.
     

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