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I need to check if our Graphics Office (all using Mac's) are compatibles with our future Windows Server 2012 file server. The oldest OsX version we have is 10.5.8. Thanks

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Samba is not used by Win Server 2012, they have their own implemenation of CIFS. – Sven Aug 31 '12 at 13:23

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I couldn't find a definitive statement anywhere.

However, one of the nice things about Microsoft's trial licensing is they explicitly support test systems (it wouldn't be a very good trial if they didn't). I'd install Windows Server 2012 on an old workstation, set up a file share, and just check to make sure one of the mac's in your office can connect okay (and then please post back here so we have a record of the results).

Also, with the direction Apple is moving right now, I'd be just as worried (or more) about the new 10.8 Mountain Lion's as I was the old 10.5's. It seems that the stronger Apple's market position gets, the less they care about interoperating with other systems.

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Yes, you should be able to. OS X 10.5 supports the SMB1 protocol which is still supported in server 2012, Please look at the matrix provided on the following link for reference:

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