How to Map a Windows Share on Mac


Accessing Windows SMB shares from Mac OS X is notoriously problematic. Connecting to the SMB share from a Mac OS X device is at first fairly straightforward. All you have to do is open Finder, select the 'Go' dropdown and then find the item called 'Connect to Server'. It will then prompt you for a path to the server





The problem is that these connections are not very reliable and tend to get disconnected frequently or run into other issues. For example, you might find that the mapped drive responds very slowly.

CentreStack offers a better approach that resolves these and other issues and is generally much more reliable. The Windows share is mapped as a drive over HTTPS using the CentreStack Mac client. The client also caches files on the local drive on demand and can work in offline mode to further enhance performance. In other works, working from the Windows SMB share becomes exactly the same as working from your local drive because it is the same!

CentreStack is normally recognized as a  platform that enables remote access to network file shares. But this translates well for Mac clients on-premises that just need a better drive mapping solution for their SMB shares on Windows Server.

Most importantly, the interface is very intuitive. The drive is based on a native file system driver and works exactly the same as a native volume. And since files are cached locally, there are no intermittent connectivity issues to deal with. Just a smooth seamless experience that requires no user training.



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