Windows / SMB / AFP

Discussion in 'macOS' started by stuarta99, May 9, 2014.

  1. stuarta99 macrumors newbie

    Mar 18, 2014
    Can someone please help me out with the best configuration for OSX Snow Leopard/Mountain Lion/Mavericks connecting to a Server 2008 R2 shares.

    We have several machines running various levels of OSX connecting to a share on a Win 2008 R2 server. Most of the connections were historically AFP using ExtremeZ on the server. Most machines have been rebuilt, I've domain joined them and connecting via SMB.

    We are having various problems with permissions right down to one particular odd issue this morning. One file on the server which had Domain Users and Everyone with Full Access, on a Mountain Lion workstation, the file was greyed out and couldn't be copied. After some messing about I got it to show on the mac with everyone as Read & Write, but it was still greyed out and refused to copy. Eventually somehow I got it working. This was connecting via AFP or SMB, I got the same results. Most of the files on the server have had the default Domain Users account removed and some custom groups applied. However bizarrely on the mac, there was a group called Staff and Admin which I could find no record of on the server. I was planning on going through all the files, reading Domain Users but I'm not sure if it's going to have any effect.

    I need to find a best practise setup to alleviate all of these problems and find a stable platform so therefore keen on recommendations by others in the same situation

    Many thanks
  2. joecool99 Suspended


    Aug 20, 2008
    admin and staff are system default. best would be to upgrade the 2008 to newer.
    you are using technologies with 6y between them - not surprised you have such random issues.
  3. stuarta99 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 18, 2014
    Pretty sure it's not the server OS. Got 2 other clients with same setups and having no issues. Something has been obviously screwed by the previous company and difficult digging through.

    Just really after a best practise on how it should be setup and any working fixes for SMB sharing. Is it best for them to be domain joined and using network accounts or standalone?

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