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KB450446 – Connecting to SMB Share on Windows and MacOS

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Scope/Description

  • This article will show how to connect to our SMB shares on Windows and MacOS clients.

Prerequisites

  • SMB share configured on our server.

Steps

Connecting to SMB Share on Windows

  • On a Windows client, go to This PC in File Explorer.
  • Select Map network drive.

  • In this menu, enter the server IP address in the following format \\SERVER-IP\SHARE-NAME and select Connect using different credentials.

  • Enter the login to connect to the SMB share.

  • Here we can see our SMB share is connected, and we can create a folder.

Connecting to SMB Share on MacOS

  • At the toolbar on the top of the screen, press Go and then “Connect to Server….

  • In the address bar, enter smb://SERVER-IP/SHARE and click Connect. We can also select the plus at the bottom to save this information if we need to reconnect.

  • Enter the login to connect to the SMB share.

  • Here we can see our SMB share is connected, and we can create a folder.

Verification

  • We are able to map our SMB share, and have the correct access given our share configuration.

Troubleshooting

  • Ensure the SMB share is configured correctly on the server.
  • Ensure the client machine can communicate to the server.

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