Having some trouble finding out if a Windows client is actually hitting a macOS 12 file server. It seems like they are, but I can't seem to find any connection / access logs that indicate such things on macOS now. Where are these stored or does this function have to be turned on and, if so, then where would I find it?

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It appears macOS no longer has an actual log file for the SMB server. The smbd process logs can be found in Console.app by doing a search for "PROCESS: smbd" as follows in the top right side of Console.app:

console filter of smbd

This will allow you to see all connection attempts and other log-related items for the smbd SMB Windows sharing server on macOS.

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