Accessing Windows Server 2008 folder share from a Mac


  • I have three Windows 2008 R2 domain servers which replicate a "company share" folder between them. A mac laptop can connect to the share on two of the servers utilizing the users domain credentials. On the third server the share can only be accessed using the the domain administrator account credentials. Not sure what to make of this or where the problem would be? 
    Thursday, July 18, 2013 9:03 PM


  • Hi,

    I would like to confirm what NTFS and Sharing permissions are configured for this "company share" folder?

    Based on the current situation, I would like to suggest you create a new sharing folder to perform the test:

    1.   Right click on the folder you want to share and click “Properties”.
    2.   Click the “Security” tab and “Edit” button.
    3.   Click “Add” button, type “Everyone” and click “Check Name” and “OK” button.
    4.   Highlight “Everyone”, check “Full Control” for “Allow” and click “OK”.
    5.   Click “Sharing” tab and “Advanced Sharing” button.
    6.   Check “Share this folder” box, click “Permissions” button.
    7.   If “Everyone” is listed, please highlight it and check “Full Control” for “Allow”
    8.   If “Everyone” is not listed, please click “Add” button, type “Everyone” and click “Check Name” and “OK” button.
    9.   After that, please repeat the Step 7.

    Now, please check if you can access the sharing folder from these computers normally?

    For more information, please refer to the following Microsoft TechNet blogs:

    How IT worksNTFS Permissions

    How IT WorksNTFS Permissions, Part 2


    Arthur Li

    TechNet Community Support

    Friday, July 19, 2013 6:54 AM