How to connect MAC computers to the Windows Network

Posted on 2007-08-07
Last Modified: 2013-11-05
Windows SBS 2003 server and 2003 File server. How can we connect a few MAC computers to the file server to access files and to print to some of the network printers?
Question by:tolinrome
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    Accepted Solution

    I believe to access the file and print services one needs to install File and Print services for Mac.

    Fom control panel - add/remove programs, windows components- Other Network File and Print services.
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    Assisted Solution

    To access the file shares:

    Finder > Go > Connect to Server...

    address: smb:// [or] smb://ip.of.ser.ver/shareName

    Click connect > authenticate with the appropriate credentials

    To access shared printers:

    Apple Menu > System Preferences > Print & Fax > '+' button > Select IP Printer

    Protocol: LPD (default)
    Address: [or] ip.of.ser.ver
    Queue: <print queue share name>

    Select the driver model from the Print Using list and click Add.


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