Solved

AFP connection to windows 2003

Posted on 2006-07-12
5
2,977 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-13
Hello there;
Recently i've added a windows 2003 server as a member server in active directory. My domain controllers are wondows 2000 servers, additionally i have a windows 2000 file server which servers my MAC and PC clients. I want to replace my 2000 server with the new 2003 server as a file server. I installed file services for macintosh and as well disabled any digitally sign communication policies on the server, but still i can't connect to the server using AFP, meanwhile i have no problems connecting to the shares on the 2003 server using SMB. But just because we have a very particular setup for the files, that it absolutely requires an AFP connection, are there any remedies to this dilemma? How?

Thank you.
0
Comment
Question by:isaman07
  • 2
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 24

Expert Comment

by:slyong
ID: 17096413
Hi,

Is the current setup in W2K server providing AFP and all the Mac clients are connecting to it without problem?
What is your Mac client's OS X version?

Regards.
0
 
LVL 14

Author Comment

by:isaman07
ID: 17096421
My mac clients are running OS X Panther, and they can connect to my exisiting W2K server through afp with no problems.
0
 
LVL 24

Accepted Solution

by:
slyong earned 350 total points
ID: 17096467
Hi,

Since they are connecting to W2K without problem, you might want to first look at your W2k3 if there is anything like firewall which is stopping AFP, any routing issues between the Mac clients and the W2K3..

and there is something about the "Apple Encrypt authentication method" which is described here: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;316076
0
 
LVL 14

Author Comment

by:isaman07
ID: 17100135
Right on the money slyong. The link you provided was the remedy. Thanks again.
0
 

Expert Comment

by:shakerad
ID: 33773956
You can use a third party software called ExtremeZ-IP by grouplogic.com/extremez-ip. The software lets you connect to a windows share from a mac using AFP.
0

Featured Post

New! My Passport Wireless Pro Wi-Fi Mobile Storage

Portable wireless storage to offload, edit, and stream anywhere.

High-capacity, wireless mobile storage designed to accompany professional photographers and videographers in the field to easily offload, edit and stream captured photos and high-definition videos.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

SUMMARY Enterprise backup in a heterogeneous network is a subject full of complications and restrictions. Issues such as filename & path structure, attributes and extended metadata always tend to complicate the subject to the extent where either …
Short answer to this question: there is no effective WiFi manager in iOS devices as seen in Windows WiFi or Macbook OSx WiFi management, but this article will try and provide some amicable solutions to better suite your needs.
Migrating to Microsoft Office 365 is becoming increasingly popular for organizations both large and small. If you have made the leap to Microsoft’s cloud platform, you know that you will need to create a corporate email signature for your Office 365…
Sending a Secure fax is easy with eFax Corporate (http://www.enterprise.efax.com). First, just open a new email message. In the To field, type your recipient's fax number @efaxsend.com. You can even send a secure international fax — just include t…

895 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

14 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now