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Trouble browsing windows network from my macbook pro.

Posted on 2007-08-08
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Last Modified: 2013-11-24
I am having trouble Connecting to Windows Computers using my MacBook Pro notebook.  If i use the connect to server feature and attempt to log on to a windows computer using the administrator username and password it never goes through.  I also would like to know if it is possible to browse a computer using the mac os in the same manner that windows does.  In windows explorer i can type \\computer name or \\ip address and then i am prompted to enter a username and password.  is their a way to do that in mac 10.4.
Question by:bwsanders7
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DrNikon224 earned 1500 total points
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The answer to your second question is most likely also the answer to your first question.

How are you currently trying to connect to the server?

In the connect to server box, to get to a windows system, you need to enter:

smb://ip.of.ser.ver/shareName [or] smb://name.server.com/shareName

If you're using the Administrator account, make sure you delete anything that might be in the Domain box on the authentication panel.

If you simply enter:

smb://ip.of.ser.ver [or] smb://name.server.com

...you'll be presented with a list of available shares to choose from.

Another thing to check is having the "File & Print Services for Macintosh" enabled/installed on your server. Check this in the Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs > Windows components panel.

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