I ran into an issue earlier today where I could not connect to a SMB share after my upgrade to Mac OS X 10.5. After some research, I found a thread in Apple’s Discussions.
Basically…you need to not use “Connect to Server…” – you need to mount/unmount the SMB share via the command line.
Basic Mount/Unmount Process
- Create a directory (folder) where you want the mounted share to appear. I created a folder called “SMB” on my Desktop
- Type in the following command: mount_smbfs //useyourusername@localhost/remote_share /Users/useyourusername/Desktop/SMB in the terminal
- You will be prompted for your password, type it in
- You now have access to the files on the remote server in the folder you created – enjoy!
- Once you are done, unmount the server by typing in the command: umount /Users/useyourusername/Desktop/SMB
Hopefully Apple will fix this issue ASAP, but until they do, you now have a way to connect to servers via SMB.