Crash! Do not pass Go!

After returning to work recently following leave my Mac had issues with staying connected, and Outlook just wouldn’t stop locking up, things weren’t looking good.

I updated to macOS Monterey, however, this didn’t resolve my networking issues any and I was forced to call in the IT staff as I didn’t have sufficient rights to go further and fix myself. They ended up weeping and reinstalling macOS Monterey as a clean install requiring me to reinstall all apps either via deployment or other methods. Sometimes it’s a blessing in disguise, things have been working well, though my Parallels virtual machine image for Windows 10 failed to copy back from our network and I needed to get help once more.

They dropped by today and we went to access the Windows 10 .iso image via their network share, tell macOS to connect to the specific drive when “boom” it crashes the operating system. After reboot, we re-attempted connecting the drive assuming it to be a one-off issue when “boom” it happened again. I had no issues connecting other network shares, however, there was something about this shared drive macOS Monterey was clearly adverse to. We were eventually forced to rely upon her downloading the image to an external hard drive and our plugging this in via USB to progress.

Clearly someone at Apple needs to fix their connect to drive code, it has a slight bug 🐜 there.

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