OS X 10.9 SMB Workaround

With Apple’s new SMB2 stack changes, network shares for my 10.9 Mac users stopped working once they upgraded. I didn’t get the news until we started receiving complaints from users saying they could not connect. Strangely, some could connect but something was wrong with the temp file permissions used with MS Office files. Office will sometimes create a hidden file when opening on a network drive and in this case, users had to copy the file to their desktop, save there, and then drag back to their network share. As if the file were locked because of another user already accessing it. What a pain!

Here is a workaround I found (use at your own risk):


So far this has proved to be a good fix…