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I've just completed setting up my windows server 2000 and 2003 for appletalk and appleshare.  My G3 is able to access the shared folders on my servers but I want to find out how to set up a shared folder or drive on the mac so that the servers can see it and I can map to it.
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by:weed
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What OS is the mac running? OS X? If it's OS X open the sharing control panel and turn on windows filesharing. If it's OS 9, you're outta luck and will have to purchase Dave. Of course, if your mac is running OS X you should get rid of apple services on the windows box. Their implementation of appleshare is pitiful.
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I am running OSX 10.1.5.  I do have the file sharing in the System Preferences on.  If I get rid of the apple services in windows then the Mac cannot connect to the servers.  As of right now the mac can see all of my servers but is there a way to share an entire slave drive.  What settings can be made?

Thanks again for the other advise.
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Yeow, that's an old OS. I'd suggest updating to 10.3.5 which makes huge advances in windows filesharing. OS X supports SMB natively so getting rid of apple services shouldnt be an issue assuming the windows machine is set up properly. Turn on windows filesharing in the sharing control panel and when you log into the Mac using an administrator account, from the windows machine, youll see all the drives.
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by:Stratovarius0827
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I do have 10.3.5 but my G3 is a WallStreet style G3 Power Book so I'm not sure if it's possible to put Panther on there.  I did try and update the firmware but I can't seem to get it updated.  I will try out the windows administrator account and see how it goes with that and get back to you.

Thanks again weed.
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Yes, 10.3.5 will go on a wallstreet but none of the OS X versions are going to be fast on it. 10.3.5 should at least be faster than 10.1.
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I did at one point try and install 10.3.5 BUT it seems that when the OS is installing it gets half way through the install then for some reason the machine shut's itself down.  Is there a special setting that I would need to make before I start the main install.  I even tried custom installs.  I know this seems like a totally different question and should be in another question pool but I thought I'd present it to you for a possible solution.

Thanks again.
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Are you booting from the 10.3.5 CD or installing it from 10.1.5? Could be a firmware issue.
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I'm booting from the CD 10.3.5.  If it's a possible firmware issue are there any specific sites that I can get a firmware update for a WallStreet G3 PowerBook.  I've looked in the past but was unsuccessful

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Apparently Apple doesnt think that machine needs a firmware update for OS X so we're back to square one. When you boot off the OS X CD you can choose to reformat the drive. You should do it just to give yourself a fresh start.
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I'll give it a shot.

Thanks again for all your comments.

Strat...
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