SBS 2008 File Sharing with MacOS X Leopard and Snow Leopard

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Κostas Backas, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. Hello!

    Ive noticed that in three different SBS 2008 boxes. When a Macintosh
    workstation running OS X Leopard or Snow Leopard tries to access a sharepoint
    using smb://serverFQDN or smb:serverip, the authentication dialog takes too
    much time to show up. The samba version of MacOS X Leopard is Version
    3.0.25b-apple and Snow Leopard is: Version 3.0.28b-apple.

    I have already tried the following in the Windows SBS 2008 box:

    1. Disable SMB signing
    2. Disable Samba v2
    3. Disable TCP chimney offload in the OS and the network card
    4. Disable Receive size scaling in the OS and the network card
    5. Adjust the following registry values to 0 on server side:

    Is there any way of speeding up the procedure?

    Thanks in advance

    Kostas Backas
    Κostas Backas, Sep 7, 2009
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  2. Κostas Backas

    piraya Guest


    This thread is a bit old but I hope my post might be useful.

    I've had slow performance with Vista and Windows 7 to access SBS2008
    server File Shares and got upset because Windows XP worked just fine!

    After some while of troubleshooting and testing both clients and server
    I finally solved the issue.
    When creating Files Shares in SBS2008 (or W2K8) you can enable "access
    based enumeration" and if you do the performance is drastically
    I just disabled "access based enumeration" and the performance of
    copying files etc was increased!

    Kind Regards,
    piraya, Feb 11, 2010
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  3. As far as I can see, this setting is not enabled by default, which is a good
    thing, based on your experience.
    Bill Sanderson, Feb 14, 2010
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