New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus • Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts • Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Internet, Networking, and Wireless Discussion of networking, internet, and wireless including Apple's Airport products.

Problems with SMB and Windows 2000 Server


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
Hoppers
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

Server: Windows 2000 Server SP4
Mac: Mac OS X (10.3.7)

This problem is being replicated in two different working environments.

I am connecting about 6 Macs to a Windows 2000 Server via SMB. I was originally working over AFP but decided to change to SMB for performance and reliability issues with AFP. Everyone I talk to seemed to suggest to change to SMB as it was faster and more reliable.

Our users use Quark, Photoshop and Illustrator. They work off the server in general as they swap jobs, and one person could be working on a job in the morning and someone else could be working on the same job in the afternoon. This never caused a problem when we connected via AFP but suddenly I am having some issues when connecting over SMB.

“User A” opens a file in Quark, makes a change, saves the file and quits Quark. If someone else then opens the file, makes a change and tries to save the file, it does not overwrite the original file. Instead it creates a QXP-04352345.qxp file (where the numbers are random).
“User A” opens a file in Photoshop or Illustrator, makes a change, saves the file and quits the Application. If someone else then opens the file, makes a change and tries to save the file, it says that the file is already in use.

These two errors are definitely linked and I have sort of found out why.

When we connect over SMB, on a Mac you cannot see these hidden ._filename.ext files. I can see them on the Server without any problem.
If I now go to the Server and look under Computer Management -> Shared Folders -> Open Files, I can see these ._filname.ext files open to “User 1”.
I have tried restarting his machine but as soon as he logs on again, the file is in use.
I have manually closed the ._ file from the server and it will then work.

During the day, people obviously work on quite a few files and this leaves a lot of these ._ files open (even overnight).
The only way that I can see to close all these files is when everyone shuts down overnight.

This is fine but doesn’t seem to sort my problem for people sharing files during the day.

Please don’t give me any information from Adobe or Quark that say they suggest working locally because it is not a Quark or Adobe problem. It is either a Server configuration issue or a Mac OSX SMB issue.

Has anyone come across this problem before and does anybody know a workaround?

If you need more information please let me know as I need to get this sorted asap.

Thanks
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Router | Network Issues »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Windows 2003 File Sharing darvay1 OS X - Operating System 0 09-08-2004 10:43 AM
Can't connect to W2K server share "error 36" using SMB fittecho OS X - Operating System 7 07-18-2004 08:03 PM
need help with OS 10.3.4 and Windows 2003 SabreWolf3 OS X - Operating System 0 06-04-2004 06:09 PM
Connecting Windows PCs to Mac PCs through SMB d4rklit3 OS X - Operating System 5 05-25-2004 04:30 PM
Windows 2003 Share Problems laxurs OS X - Operating System 0 12-09-2003 04:45 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:39 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?