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shifuimam Jul 17, 2013 03:26 PM
10.5: Can't map a Windows network share anymore, over SMB or NFS
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!
shifuimam Jul 19, 2013 01:24 PM

Tried from the command line:


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


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:


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?
Waragainstsleep Jul 19, 2013 09:10 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.
shifuimam Jul 19, 2013 09:51 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?
Waragainstsleep Jul 20, 2013 09:11 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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