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90. How do I connect to a file server via SMB on macOS?

  1. In the Finder, choose connect to server... from the menu.
  2. Enter server name and name of the share, in this example smb://filserver.uu.se/neuro


  3. Enter the Windows-domain USER, your username and your password A


    Problem and workaround with AD-connected macOS connecting to HNAS on some shares

    We have with macOS 10.12.6 had problems connecting to the HNAS service that he university in November 2017. By ignoring the Active Directory Kerberos but instead using old-school password maybe the problem go away. The way of fooling the Mac is to connect to the IP instead. Like this

    $ host bmci-users.files.uu.se bmci-users.files.uu.se is an alias for uuc-nas110.user.uu.se. uuc-nas110.user.uu.se has address 130.238.2.140 $

Another possible solution for this is to try using cifs instead of smb.

Just replace smb with cifs in the path. Read more about Cifs and SMB at Wikipedia.

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