Several users have reported that they can no longer write to Samba (SMB) volumes after the update to Mac OS X 10.6.3. Users experiencing this problem receive the following error message when attempting to write to SMB volumes:
“The operation can’t be completed because you don’t have permission to access some of the items.”
As discovered by SplatDot, this issue can be resolved by turning off Unix extensions in your Samba server. This can be accomplished via the following steps:
- Open the smb.conf file, located in: /etc/samba/smb.conf
- Look for the global settings block, and add the following line to it:
unix extensions = no
- Restart SMB
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