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10.5: Can't map a Windows network share anymore, over SMB or NFS
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Jul 17, 2013, 02:26 PM
 
This is another one of those issues I've run into with OS X that is making me go bonkers.

Setup: first gen iMac G5 running 10.5 with all system updates, on a Windows Active Directory domain hosted by a Windows Server 2008 R2 box.

I log into OS X on my iMac exclusively with my domain account. Logs in automatically without any issues.

I cannot, for the life of me, map to the network share that is hosted on the same machine as the domain controller. I turned on NFS just to give OS X another route for mapping to the drive, with no luck. I went into Keychain Access and deleted every keychain related to previously-saved mappings of the share and other saved credentials for this domain.

I can still map to the share just fine on my other machines, so I do not believe it's an account issue. It appears to be isolated to this one machine.

I'm at a loss as to what to try next. Help!
     
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Jul 19, 2013, 12:24 PM
 
Update:

Tried from the command line:

Code:
mount -t smbfs //holodrum/chococat /Volumes/Chococat/
Terminal prompts for my password. Upon entering it, I get an error:

Code:
mount_smbfs: mount error: /Volumes/Chococat: Broken pipe
Some exhaustive Googling finally turned up a workaround that was supposedly fixed in 10.5.2. I am running 10.5.8.

The workaround involves using a specific syntax in the Connect to Server dialog:

Code:
smb://DOMAIN;username@hostname
While I realize that OS X isn't going to have the kind of integration with Active Directory that LDAP does, I don't understand why I need to re-enter my domain credentials to map to the server's share. Not only that, but if it doesn't like the OS X login credentials, why doesn't it prompt for a login instead of just telling me it can't connect?
     
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Jul 19, 2013, 08:10 PM
 
Its probably just an issue with the Samba port. I've had it work the other way where an SMB share on a Mac becomes unaccessible to a Windows client unless you reboot the Windows box or do a load of command line fiddling to renew the login credentials it uses to connect.
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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Jul 19, 2013, 08:51 PM
 
Well, the Windows box has rebooted plenty of times, due to several power outages here in the past month.

The other weird thing is that I don't have to re-enter my credentials on my MacBook running 10.6.8.

Are there any patches or third-party SMB client apps for OS X?
     
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Jul 20, 2013, 08:11 AM
 
Seems like this problem is fairly common with Leopard in AD environments.

This might suggest a more convenient workaround:

Loginhook can't mount_smbfs, Broken Pipe - The macosxhints Forums
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