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I'm trying to connect from my Mac OS X 10.8.2 to Windows Server 2008.

I've tried


mentioned on the Apple docs, but it keeps giving me

There was a problem connecting to the server "fileserver". Check the server name or IP address, and then try again. If you continue to have problem...

Any idea how to solve it?

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Is your server called fileserver? If you ping fileserver from a Terminal does it resolve to valid IP address and get responses? – Johnsyweb Dec 24 '12 at 9:29
Sometime back came across similar issue resolved in apple community, try this post – SunEric Dec 24 '12 at 9:32
yes @Johnsyweb, it's called "fileserver", I ping it and I tried the IP (smb://192.168...) but i got the same problem :S – T.Baba Dec 24 '12 at 9:42
SunEric, I've read this post before, and I tried to connect to the direct IP, but nothing works – T.Baba Dec 24 '12 at 9:45
10.8 and SMB shares on Windows server aren't working at all. I have at least 500 Mac from 10.5 to now 10.8 running on our network and haven't had any problems with Mac's getting to Windows shares until OS 10.8. I really don't think it's a ping thing that he having a problem with, it's the new SMBX that OS 10.8 uses. If anyone find a fix please put it out here because We need it as soon as possible. If you search this problem you will see that it has a lot of people upset as well as me. I'm working on it and if I find a fix I'll put it there and I hope everyone will because this is driving me c – user211989 Mar 27 '13 at 21:12

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