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Share folder - OSX / Windows XP Active Directory (domain1.loc)

How do I create a shared folder between  OSX and Windows network running Active Directory? XP domain=(host.domain1.loc)?
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Jeremy WeisingerSenior Network Consultant / EngineerCommented:
I think this link might be what you're looking for
http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/mac/2002/11/19/mac_pc.html
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snorrisxxxAuthor Commented:
The article you sent me to is for a PC that is connected as a work group. My machine is connected as an Active Directory domain (domain1.loc).

I follow the instructions in the article you sent me too however with the following results.
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I created a shared folder on my XP (host.domain1.loc) As directed by the article you sent me to.
Then on my MAC I "selected Go from the Finder menu and click Connect to Server."

 I then received the following error message...

Connecting to Server:
finder cannot complete the operation because some data in "smb//192.168.1.5" could not be read or written.  (error code -36)

Any help is appreciated.
Thanks,
Scott
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Jeremy WeisingerSenior Network Consultant / EngineerCommented:
Hmm. It should, in theory, be able to use the same steps for connecting to a workgroup or a domain.

Searching tells me that "-36" is an authentication error.
Some things to check:

Username - try domain.com\username or username@domain.com
Time sync - I believe Macs can use Kerberos for authentication so that means the computers' time needs to be within 5 minutes of each other
Passwords in clear text - http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=301580

Here seems to be some helpful information if the above fails. http://www.macwindows.com/tiger.html
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snorrisxxxAuthor Commented:
I'm probably over my head on this one but here goes ...

My clocks are all synchronized to within a few seconds.

I think I am not going to set my Mac to send passwords in the clear (don't want to add to my risk factor)
I checked the registry on XP and "EnablePlainTeaxtPassword" is set to 000 I think this means it is set to no.

Possibly you could clarify "try domain.com\username or username@domain.com" I'm not sure what you mean here.

Also I noticed that I can ping my mac from my windows boxes but not the other way around. In other words I can not ping my windows boxes from my mac.

My mac does however recognize my roommates windows XP (we share a router) but she is not part of my Active Directory domain.

Any more thoughts are appreciated.
Thanks,
scott
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Jeremy WeisingerSenior Network Consultant / EngineerCommented:
OK, sounds like we can rule out the time offset issue.

Username:
Lets say your username is snorrisxxx and the domain name is domain1.loc. So then you would enter as the username "domain1.loc\snorrisxxx" or "snorrisxxx@domain1.loc" (without the quotes).

Connecting to other PCs:
I'm a little confused about what computers are what. Are you saying:
- you can access your roommate's XP computer that isn't part of the domain
- you cannot access another Windows XP machine that is part of the domain

And as far as the ping responses go, do you have a firewall enabled on the XP machine? If so try disabling it just for testing.
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snorrisxxxAuthor Commented:
I'm a little confused about what computers are what. Are you saying:
- you can access your roommate's XP computer that isn't part of the domain
- you cannot access another Windows XP machine that is part of the domain

Your assumptions about what I mean are correct.

yes I disabled the firewall but to no avail.
I still cannot ping "windows XP domain1.loc" or "Windows 2003 server domain1.loc" from my Mac

Let me know if you have any other thoughts, I realize I'm asking a lot since you are not sitting in front of my machines, and I am a little over my head playing with a powerful network and a small brain.

Thanks
Scott
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