Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Unable to map SMB Windows shares after upgrading to OS X Mavericks Version 10.9.1

Problem

You’ve recently updated your Mac OS X to Mavericks version 10.9.1:

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… and noticed that if you attempt to map a SMB share on a Active Directory file server via:

smb://<ipAddress or Name>

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You would receive the authentication challenge prompt:

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… credentials would be accepted:

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… but selecting a volume to mount would shake the window without mapping the drive and you are unable to proceed further:

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Solution

A bit of searching through the internet (https://discussions.apple.com/thread/5467191) indicate that the new SMB2 implementation in Mac OS X to Mavericks has compatibility issues with various file storage devices so the workaround is to map the drive as a cifs share:

cifs://<ip or name of server>

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