We have several Macs in our office, ranging from 10.5.8 - 10.8.2. Until a few days ago all of the machines could access all of our file servers, running on Win 2007 server, using just the netbiosname by "Connecting to Server" in Finder. Basically they could reach the share by connecting to "smb://Server1/MyFiles".
Well, a few days ago we migrated one of our file servers (Server1) from a physical box to a VMWare VM. Ever since that change we have been unable to connect with our 10.7 & 10.8 Macs using our traditional method. Attempting to do so results in a "Server not found" error. The workaround that we've found is that we can still connect using either the FQDN or the IP address, such as "smb://Server1.Domain.Extension/MyFiles" or "smb://188.8.131.52/MyFiles".
Some more info:
- Golden Triangle environment, AD providing authentication & OD providing management
- 10.6.8 & older Macs can still access by connecting to smb://Server1/MyFiles
- 10.7 & 10.8 Macs can only access via the FQDN or IP, smb://Server1.Domain.Extension/MyFiles
- The Search Domain still populates correctly as "Domain.Extension" in the DHCP/DNS settings of the affected machines
- Pinging Server1 from the affected Macs is successful, the address populates as Server1.Domain.Extension
- Unbinding and rebinding has no effect
- Comparing the affected, recently migrated, server to our other working server in Directory Utility shows only one difference. The dsAttrTypeNative:servicePrincipalName value is different between the two.
- The working server, Server2, has two values: HOST/Server2 and HOST/Server2.Domain.Extension
- The affected server, Server1, has three values: HOST/Server1, WSMAN/Server1 and WSMAN/Server1.Domain.Extension
My first thought was the SMB compatibility issues that arose when Lion was first released but considering everything worked smoothly until the server migration I can't imagine this is the case. We also considered DNS but with it pinging properly, and the older Macs & Windows machines connecting properly, we have a hard time believing that.
Has anyone run into this before or have any ideas?