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Mac connect to Windows File Share

By default, Windows 2003 Server domain controllers have “Microsoft network server: Digitally sign communications (always)” set to “Enabled” by default. This is likely causing the Macs to fail to authenticate with the “error = -5000” when trying to connect via CIFS or SMB (samba) To change this on a given domain controller, go to “Start” ->”Administrative Tools” -> […]

Mac Black Grey Blue Screen Crash troubleshooting

Collection Procedure (kernel panic) for panic.log/Library/Logs Kernel Panic FAQ CrashLogger (application failure)’s home directory~/Library/Logs/CrashReporter/.crash.log)/var/log/system.log Hardware Test (PowerPC) Hardware Test (Intel) Example to identify kernel panic:

Screenshots on a Mac

Screen capture on a Mac Command-Shift-3: Take a screenshot of the screen, and save it as a file on the desktop* Command-Shift-4, then select an area: Take a screenshot of an area and save it as a file on the desktop* Command-Shift-4, then space, then click a window: Take a screenshot of a window and save it as […]

Mac Troubleshooting Basics

1. Repair Disk permissions 2. Run all remaining mac provided SW/OS updates (none critical) 3. Onyx optimization3.0 download and install –> “update” system optimization3.2 execute daily, weekly & monthly maint. scripts3.3 update LaunchServices database (requires hard boot)3.4 clean user & system caches, logs & indexes3.5 clear user preference files (will cause icons to auto align on desktop) […]