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Connecting Mac OS 9.2 to a Windows 2000 Server : Can anyone help me here, ie: step by step guide (setup on server and mac clients)
with out using any third party software solution (ie Dave)
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by:weed
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You cant do it without Dave because OS 9 doesn't support windows SMB protocols. Under certain circumstances you can enable Apple Services for Windows but windows support for Appletalk is pitifully inadequate.
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Cheers weed, so basically i'm stuck unless i purchase 3rd party software ? what a bummer !!
I did this before in an earlier version of OS (as far as i remember it was OS8.x)
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You were either using Dave, or PCMaclan for windows. Or you were one of the few lucky ones that got apple services working.
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by:Lieven Embrechts
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It's quite easy to connect MacOS 9.2 to a windows 2000 or 2003 server:

(1) add the macintosh file & print services on windows 2000
(add/remove programs: windows components:other network file & print services)

(2) enable the guest account
(administrative tools:computer mgmt:local users & groups)

(3) create your shares for mac
(admin tools:computer mgmt: shared folders: right click on shares and select new share)

(4) connect on your mac
(chooser:appleshare)

try this and let us know how far you get ...
good luck.
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by:pbgormley
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Cheers Lieven, I'll give it a whirl now.
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by:pbgormley
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Lieven, this work fine, but are there any security issues around this, considering that I had to enable the Guest Account in AD, the file server we where wishing to connect to is not a Domain Controller, it merely replicates AD.
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by:Lieven Embrechts
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whether you want logins forced or not, is your own choice.

we enable the guest account to avoid logins on the mac.
then they can automount shares too.

if you decide to use logins and passwords are longer than 8 characters, you can't use the standard appleshare login.
you have to mount the UAM appleshare volume (installed with the mac file & print services on windows) and install the microsoft uam (install notes are in the readme).
now you can select the microsoft authentication method and login works with > 8 characters.
this doesn't work with automount so it's really a pain in the a...
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by:pbgormley
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Ok mate, cheers for this, slight change in question - do you know how to set this up on OSX ?
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In OS X it's cake. The windows server should show up in your Network window, double click it and itll ask for a name/pass. You can also use Go>Connect To Server and enter the address in the form smb://IPaddress.
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Can this question be closed ?
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Sorry for the delay Lieven & weed - things have been a bit crazy, thanks for your help with this.

cheers,

paul.
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