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:

  1. forcing the home server to use SMB 1.0 (but this impacts all devices),
  2. Using an application called SMBUp on the MacBook Air to potentially bypass the issue.

I’ll let you know how I go!

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