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Mac clients accessing a Windows NTFS share resetting permissions at deeper folder levels. Why?

Here's the setup: Windows 2008 server c:\share folder with the following permissions (read, read/write are not important at this point, I don't think): User1 User2 c:\share\add_user3 folder with ...
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Samba is faster than NFS when accessing from Mac, any reason

Refer to this question (closed): Sharing folder from Linux to Mac, Samba or NFS?, most people suggested that NFS is faster and therefore I did a quick test: MacBook Pro / OSX Lion Ubuntu 12.04 ...
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Office 2011, Mac OS Lion, Excel creates temporary file on Windows server 2008, SMB share how to stop?

I have an issue with Macs and a windows SMB share, when using Excel 2011. If I open an excel document from the windows share it will create a "Ghost file" starting with ~$ then the full filename e.g ...
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Secure way to mount a password protected cifs share in mac

I'm maintaining a heterogeneous network of mac and linux so I decided to create a little perl script to unify mounting strategies across machines. Actually, I already have a working perl script, ...
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1answer
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Mac clients intermittently wait minutes to connect to SMB shares

My Mac OS X (10.6 & 10.7) clients all intermittently but frequently experience extremely slow connection times to my Windows 2008R2 shares. From the Go To Server menu, they can enter an smb:// ...
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1answer
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Mac os snow leopard (10.6) can't connect to any smb fileshare. Connection Fails permission to access denied

Mac os snow leopard (10.6) can't connect to ANY smb (windows/linux) fileshares. Other macs can connect just fine, so I know the problem is machine specific. Go->Connect to server... select the ...
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Mac indexed search of a SMB connected mount? [closed]

Is there any free or inexpensive software, such as "advanced network search," "IBM Omnisearch," "Google search appliance," that will provide a web page in which our mac users can instant search our ...
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Why does the Mac OS X (10.6) Finder stop being able to connect to Windows computers?

We have one Mac (a MacBook Pro Unibody) amongst our Windows machines which connects to the "server" (actually a Dell running Windows XP Pro) to access documents. This works just fine most of the time, ...