Mac OS X Mavericks Breaks SMB Network Shares
Well, my wife and I had a rude surprise today when her MacBook Air would no longer connect to our Windows Home Server. The operating system on the MacBook Air had been upgraded to Mac OS X 10.9 (AKA Mavericks) a while ago but this problem seemed to only manifest itself earlier this week.
The problem is a bit perplexing and despite attempting to force SMB 1.0 on the MacBook Air there has been no success.
Anyway, I am trying to find a solution without having to rollback the upgrade on the MacBook Air with options currently including:
- forcing the home server to use SMB 1.0 (but this impacts all devices),
- Using an application called SMBUp on the MacBook Air to potentially bypass the issue.
I’ll let you know how I go!
My name is Boyd and I’m a Service Management Specialist with a knack for operational data gathering, transformation, analysis and reporting.
In 2012, I obtained my Masters of Science in Information Technology through the University of New South Wales @ The Australia Defence Force Academy (UNSW@ADFA).
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