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Windows SBS 2003 sharing files with Mac and PC........Active Directory or not?

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We have a company that is getting a new server that will share a File Maker Pro database with 5 Macintosh Computers and 5 Windows XP Computers. It will also share the data for Quickbooks Enterprise 7.0 and Retrospect Bacup for all machines. This server is a Dell PowerEdge SC440 with Windows SBS 2003. Do I install Active Directory, or without it and share the files? I am worried that if I install AD that I will have issues with sharing the files for the Mac computers?
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SBS 2003 has AD installed automatically.  From looking at apple's site you shouldn't have any problems sharing the files with Macs.  Look at bottom of page (http://www.apple.com/macosx/features/windows/)
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Two things:

SBS does not come with AD installed. The first time Windows boots after installing there is a pop up that wants to continue setup. You dont have to continue. So I havent ran that setup yet!

Also, the Operating Systems arent OSX Tiger, they are earlier versions.

I did take  a look at the second link. I still am not sure what I will do.
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SBS needs to be a domain controller.  There is no way around it.  See the following article.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555087
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