AFP connection to windows 2003

Posted on 2006-07-12
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.
Question by:isaman07
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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?

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My mac clients are running OS X Panther, and they can connect to my exisiting W2K server through afp with no problems.
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slyong earned 350 total points
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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:;en-us;316076
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Right on the money slyong. The link you provided was the remedy. Thanks again.

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You can use a third party software called ExtremeZ-IP by The software lets you connect to a windows share from a mac using AFP.

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