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10.6: Access DFS shares System 10.6
Snow Leopard only hintThe storage admins where I work have gone DFS mad. But if you're a Mac user, that would just make you plain old mad. That's because as great as DFS is for Windows users on an Active Directory domain, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard doesn't know what to do with DFS paths.

The rumor is that Lion 10.7 due any day now will finally support DFS but that doesn't help me now. So I created a command line tool to help deal with Active Directory DFS shares from a Mac. Visit the dfstool homepage to download it and try it out.

[crarko adds: I don't have DFS-enabled servers to test the functionality of this with. I installed and ran the tool just fine. I put it in /usr/local/bin for ease of execution.]
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10.6: Access DFS shares
Authored by: agentx on Jul 16, '11 06:08:49AM

Certainly an interesting tool. Will give it a go. We have had to use AdmitMac at certain sites to allow DFS on Snow which is expensive. Lion has DFS support but i am yet to test !



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10.6: Access DFS shares
Authored by: amdg on Aug 01, '11 04:18:08PM

I updated dfstool to version 1.1 based on some great feedback I received from some users. You can find the latest version of dfstool at the dfstool homepage. Here is a list of the changes in 1.1:

Add -u user switch
Fix -d domain controller switch
Change -h screen to use basepath variable
Add -f option to mount via the Finder
Revised option handling to better catch incorrect option and argument combinations
Check for Mac OS X version to ensure it only runs on Snow Leopard 10.6


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