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10.4: Another fix for Windows 2003 share mounting
Authored by: giaguara on Aug 20, '07 11:31:48AM
That would work as long as you have access to edit anything on the server. But not always the login details for the share allow editing of the server.

When there is no access to modifying anything on server, cli is one working option.

smbclient //dns or ip/sharename -W workgroup -U loginname

just works, no matter if Finder gives errors or not.

Another solution is to use virtual machines .. so launching e.g. Fusion and XP or some version in Linux does the trick too. Ubuntu connects smooth as it should to the share, and if you need to copy files over, then just open another window with the Mac host relevant folders in it, and copy and paste or drag and drop. So any virtual machine that works bypasses the Finder limitation.

And in some case even Apple's workaround works, sending plaintext but not always.
Or editing smb.conf could do the trick... or deleting keychain items, or erase and install. Or then not.

I gave up. I have 6 macs only at work with this problem, always the same error and same lines in console, so it's all smbclient in terminal for months. Maybe, who knows, Finder will know what authentication it will use by 10.5 ... or maybe someone has a solution that fixes it even if you can't edit the Server settings. So far the gui option for me is really using Ubuntu in Fusion ..

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