DAVE
DAVE 10.0.1
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Mac OS X enterprise storage with commercial grade DFS and SMB/CIFS.   Demo ($119.00)
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DAVE software delivers commercial grade, two-way Mac file and printer sharing integration and collaboration with Windows infrastructures. DAVE technology underpins Thursby's ADmtiMac and ADmitMac PKI Active Directory management and security software. Thursby co-wrote the Mac-Windows SMB/CIFS standards with Microsoft in 2002, adding DFS support the same year. MacWorld reviewed DAVE as a "must-have" consumer product at the time. Today, in its ninth generation, DAVE has a professional and enterprise audience since the simple home and small business use cases are covered within the
What's New
Version 10.0.1:
  • Support for OS X 10.8
Requirements
  • Intel
  • Mac OS X 10.6 or later
  • One of the following:
    • Windows 2000 with Service Pack 4 or later Workstation and Server
    • Windows XP
    • Windows Vista
    • Windows 7
    • Windows Server 2003, all versions
    • Windows Server 2008, all versions
    • Windows NT Server or Workstation v3.5.1 or later









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  • DAVE
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  • SMBUp
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DAVE User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Mmueck reviewed on 28 Nov 2012
I've been using this at work to access Samba shares and I've had all sorts of issues with it. After installation it worked, but it stopped soon afterwards and now I find myself running the DAVE Setup Assistant every day. This software also takes control of your printing and you need to use the DAVE Printing system preferences instead of the usual system preference for printing. Printing is also messed up now. Apple's built in Samba is just awful (based on the environment in I'm at work) and DAVE is better, but it's totally unreliable. I've been in contact with their customer service many, many times but the bottom line is they can't fix my issues. This is the only software on my Mac I have problems with.
[Version 10.0.1]


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Emile_b reviewed on 27 Aug 2011
I can not install it on LION. Error 48 !
[Version 9.0]


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erdrd commented on 02 Feb 2007
Worked for me with OSX 10.4 and Server 2K3. The server wouldn't authenticate me with built-in OS X Samba tools. With Dave - immediate success.

This is easier than trying to get IT to change the authenication scheme on the server installation (especially if there are only 2 Macs on the network).
[Version 6.2.1]


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graxa1982 reviewed on 05 Sep 2006
Solved my problem getting wrong alias when trying to connect Win 2003 file server.
Nice!
[Version 6.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 14 Sep 2005
This still exists? I used to use this on a machine running OS 8.1, but since OS X it seems pretty useless.
[Version 6.0]

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Anonymous commented on 26 Sep 2005
I have tried to use MAC's own built in settings to login windows networks and have not been able to.??
I purchased Dave and was able to login and reach file shares etc with no problem. BUT after upgrading to Tiger Dave 5.X would no longer work. I need to wait until they sent out patch etc. It turned out Thurbys
would not let me upgrade to 6.x unless I bought the upgrade. No new upgrade from 5.X even though I only brought it 9 months ago no upgrades what a rip off.
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Anonymous reviewed on 13 Sep 2005
Everything this software does, Mac OS X can do already. Sort of like buying a steering wheel for a car that already has one.
[Version 6.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 20 Nov 2004
SOmething's broken with 5.1. I am unable to log into my Microsoft network. Keep getting Inavlid ID or password. So just to be sure it wasn't "user error", I uninstalled it and reinstalled version 5.01 and am able to login with no problems. Guess I'll stick with it.
[Version 5.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 08 Jan 2004
You need to you to Thursby and fillout the app for the demo key which will be emailed to you.
[Version 5.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 06 Jan 2004
It is better to go directly to Thursby and do the upgrade if you have a valid annual agreement. Your old license number will not work-- you must get issued a new one from Thursby.
http://www.thursby.com/purchase/upgrades.html
[Version 5.0]


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Emile_b had trouble on 27 Aug 2011
I can not install it on Lion !
Error 48 (Other SMB/CIFS running) - but my Mac has no other SMB/CIFS running.
I request support aid since 4 weeks and i wait always some solution !
[Version 9.0]


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Rpaege had trouble on 18 Nov 2009
After experiencing serious problems with DAVE 8.0 in Snow Leopard - unfinished copies over SMB, disappearing files on SMB shares, errors deleting files on SMB shares - we were forced to uninstall DAVE. Once it was removed things returned to normal. Clearly DAVE 8.0 is not ready yet. Wait for the problems to be worked out first, as it is nearly unusable in its current state.

DAVE 7.1.2 works perfectly in Leopard.
[Version 8.0]

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Rpaege replied on 27 Jul 2010
I'm happy to report that after working with the developer, who was very helpful and responsive, DAVE 8.1 is working flawless for me now.

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Emile_b rated on 27 Aug 2011

[Version 9.0]


Downloads:44,236
Version Downloads:906
Type:Utilities : Network
License:Demo
Date:07 Oct 2012
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $119.00
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DAVE software delivers commercial grade, two-way Mac file and printer sharing integration and collaboration with Windows infrastructures. DAVE technology underpins Thursby's ADmtiMac and ADmitMac PKI Active Directory management and security software. Thursby co-wrote the Mac-Windows SMB/CIFS standards with Microsoft in 2002, adding DFS support the same year. MacWorld reviewed DAVE as a "must-have" consumer product at the time. Today, in its ninth generation, DAVE has a professional and enterprise audience since the simple home and small business use cases are covered within the limitations and bugs of the native Mac OS X consumer-oriented software.

Highlights
  • Support for Mac OS X 10.6 and 10.7
  • Full support for commercial grade Microsoft DFS (Distributed File Systems)
  • Full support for commercial grade Microsoft SMB/CIFS (Server Message Block/Common Internet File System)
  • Especially designed with networked Apple Final Cut Pro (FCP), Adobe Creative Suite (ACS), Avid and Office for Mac applications in mind
  • Client-based solution requiring no proprietary server software on Windows, Xserve or OS X Server
  • Native Microsoft protocol implementations, not protocol conversion around AFP or Appletalk
  • Proven, robust and highly scalable
  • Mac integration and collaboration market leader for 15 years


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