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Can't get SFM working on NT4 Server

We've got two NT4 servers, our trusty ol' Domain Controllers.  Problem is the Mac users can't change their domain passwords.  In trying to connect directly to the PDC or BDC, I found the problem -- they just can't connect.
on both servers, Services for Macintosh is installed, Service Pack 6 has been installed, a folder is created as a MacVolume, with Everyone access.  Don't know what else to try, it just simply isn't working, from OS 9 or X.  Keep getting error -36.
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BeermanCommented:
What protocols are you using?  I have found that tcp/ip using a static ip on the mac's works the best
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honkinberryAuthor Commented:
As far as I know, TCP/IP.  Since OS/X can't do appletalk, we need to get that working.  We have over 200 mac workstations, which can connect to the Win2000 file server fine.  are you seriously suggesting we need to get them all statics to make this work?  i don't think so.
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BeermanCommented:
No, definitely not for 200.  I am a MS guy, not mac, but what I have found on smaller networks with just a few macs is that they could not obtain IP's, which I wrongly assumed might be your problem.  Sounds like you have an Ip since your connecting to win2k.  Do you have a DNS server, and if so, is there an srv record attached to the dc's.
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honkinberryAuthor Commented:
We have 2 DNS machines, both Unix, running BIND 9.2.2.  You've scratched the surface of the *real* issue, as I just want to upgrade our DC's to 2000, but of course the communications folks don't yet have a Win2K plan in place.  I would like to have those DNS machines have SRV records for our servers.
But anyway, I have been mostly testing the connection by cname, not IP.  are you suggesting I should try by IP?  This problem is really confounding me, as it seems MS didn't change SFM much between NT 4 and 2000 -- Mac user goes to Chooser, clicks Server IP, connects to machine, picks volume, yadda yadda.
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BeermanCommented:
I would like to help, but my mac knowledge is very low.  I can help out on the NT side.  Try posting in the mac area since no one else answered in this group.  Sorry
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honkinberryAuthor Commented:
It's posted here because it is an NT4 issue.  SFM is not working on our two NT4 machines.  The Macs can connect to any of our W2K servers without a problem, and used to be able to connect to one of the NT4 machines.
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honkinberryAuthor Commented:
Ah, so here's some of the problem.  OS/X will *never* be able to connect to NT4 SFM, see especially KB 124655: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;124655

Still leaves me with the problem that OS9 boxes report "Server not responding."  *Yet*, when connecting to a W2K machine from OS9 with MS UAM, the Change Password request somehow magically happens!  Don't ask me, I just work here.

now how do I mark my own comment as an answer.....
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