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Old 07-16-07, 03:06 PM
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Connecting to a Mac server using Windows

This has to be simple, but I cannot figure it out.

I'm trying to connect to a Mac server using my Windows XP machine. A co-worker gave me the following instructions on how to connect using a Mac, but I cannot locate said info in Network Places via my PC:


I was told to: Go -> Connect to Server -> Browse -> Network -> XXX -> YYY Server -> ZZZ

So, how do I do this with my PC? Anyone both Mac and Windows savvy?
Old 07-16-07, 03:09 PM
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The instructions he gave you are how to connect a Mac to a Windows network. Go>etc is from the Finder.

On a PC, the Mac should show up in your Network Places if it's in the same workgroup.

Here ends my knowledge on Mac-PC networking.
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http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/mac/...19/mac_pc.html

Look down the page a bit. This looks like it might work.

Here are some more things to try:

http://listserv.sc.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A2...g-l&D=1&P=2162

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on old versions of windows they had special software you install from windows components to connect to mac servers
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just use directory access (Applications > Utilities > Directory Access) to configure samba - "smb" should be checked. click on "smb" in the list and the click configure button. enter the name of your workgroup. this should make the mac visible to windows computers in your workgroup.
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You probably need to "add a network place" or whatever Windows calls it. You need to enter the hostname of the windows box followed by a share.

\\windows_server_name\share_name
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Would the \\ipaddress of mac from RUN be able to do anything?
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if you set up the mac to be part of your windows workgroup, you should be able to see it in windows in "my network places" > "view workgroup computers"

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