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10.5: How to connect to a Windows server or share Network
When you select a server or shared computer in a 10.5 Finder window, a button appears saying Connect as. This allows you to enter a username and password for the server you are trying connect to. Under 10.4, in the case of Windows servers, this dialog also has a text field that allows you to enter the domain your username belongs to. Under 10.5, this text field is missing.

The solution is simple: enter the domain as part of the username, just as you would in the comparable Windows dialog, separating the domain from the username with a back slash ('\').
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Authored by: datawrangler on Nov 09, '07 08:44:16AM

Although this hint is titled "How to connect to a Windows server or share", it doesn't actually say how.

"enter the domain as part of the username"

Huh? Which part? Can we get an example of the proper format?



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Incomplete hint
Authored by: xkalibur on Nov 09, '07 12:01:46PM

Even though the hint does mention that what you need to do is separate the username and domain with a backslash "\", it does neglect to say in which order.

The format should be: domain\username



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10.5: How to connect to a Windows server or share
Authored by: thompsar on Nov 09, '07 09:04:26AM

This solution isnt all encompassing. Sure, the domian text field is now gone and entering it with a \ before your username is equivalent, but there seems to be a bug with mounting certain windows shares via smb. I used to be able to mount a work share in 10.4 using connet to server and smb://domain;username@ip_address/share but now it says my username and password are incorrect (they are not). This seems to be a common theme with many on the apple forums.



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10.5: How to connect to a Windows server or share
Authored by: bschmidt on Nov 09, '07 03:59:00PM

thompsar writes:
> I used to be able to mount a work share in 10.4 using connet to server and
> smb://domain;username@ip_address/share but now it says my username
> and password are incorrect (they are not).

Try placing an ascii file named nsmb.conf in ~/Library/Preferences containing these two lines:
[win-server-name]
addr=1.2.3.4

OS X 10.5 smb URIs seems to have to have the Window Server's netbios name. OS X 10.4 smb URI's could also have the Window Server's IP address or fully-qualified-domain name. Maybe OS X 10.4 had a strategy of trying to resolve Window Server names with WINS, failing if necessary over to DNS? In OS X 10.5, I've had to use the nsmb.conf file to map the Windows Netbios names of my domains' servers to their FQDNS names. For details, fire up terminal.app and enter: man nsmb.conf

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...ben



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10.5: How to connect to a Windows server or share
Authored by: pvcooper on Dec 17, '07 09:55:41PM

Correct me if I am wrong but I believe Leopard to be broken. Leopard now seems
to keep only one copy of the username via finder. The 10.4 version kept an
independent user and password (I assume as I always entered the password).
Now the keychain in finder seems to not recognize the user possibly due to
the domain. More annoying (seemingly) is only one username per Microsoft
machine in finder (the last one). Finder should go back to a username / password
per share instead of thinking for someone like the predominant system on the
market. I hope I'm wrong but I think not. Luckily I can use UNIX / Terminal
to mount shares correctly.



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