Macs on a Windows domain?

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  1. ajf.350d macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I wonder if anyone can help out here.
    We have three iMacs running on a Windows domain network.
    The access/file system on that network was recently changed to use DFS.
    Since then we have had various issues with the iMacs accessing their data.
    Mappings are slow or disconnect, files don't open.

    Eventually after some research we installed some software called DAVE which replaces the Apple networking software.

    We now have another odd problem.
    We are mapping the DFS shares via Connect to a Server like this: smb://domain.name/dfs.share
    as per: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT4794

    On two (OSX 10.9.5 and 10.10.x) of the three Macs if you look at a folders properties, it has changed the link to:
    cifs://server.name/share

    The third Mac (OS X 10.9.5) shows the folder mapping the same as originally typed.

    This causes issues with documents that have links in as they all fail - the software they use appears to hard code the links.

    Any ideas why this smb to cifs change is happening on two machines and what the cause is?
     
  2. satcomer macrumors 603

    satcomer

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    This one is easy. Just remember Applne didn't go with SMB 3 because of license issues and went with their own SMB protocol. The cifs command cause the software to use the old SMB settings when connecting to older SMB servers.
     
  3. ajf.350d thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, sorted the problem.
    Whilst the DAVE networking software was installed on all three something was amiss with the odd iMac.
    I reinstalled it and the shares are now all working the same.
    DAVE actually takes an smb:// share and remaps it to cifs://
     

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