Map Network Drive on MacBook

I'm driving to get to my H drive on my company network and I can't map the network drive on my MacBook OS 10.4.
yankeegirlAsked:
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Eoin OSullivanConnect With a Mentor ConsultantCommented:
From your Network Administrator ... get the IP address and share path of the H Drive on the network

On OSX .. In the Finder .. select GO : Connect to Server

Enter smb://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx/SHAREDFOLDER   .. where xxx.xxx... is the IP address of the server and the path to the shared folder.
It will prompt you for your network username and password then the Shared Folder will appear in your Finder Window as a Network Volume.

You should read this article from Microsoft about how to fully authenticate against AD and how to configure everything.
http://download.microsoft.com/download/5/3/c/53c9bd6b-6927-43ca-8871-f3b60db13968/SBSMacDoc.doc

For a list and overview of all the different ways of connecting Macs to Windows PCs .. see this previous discussion.
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Apple/Networking/Q_22427567.html

The new Leopard 10.5 has some great new Windows Networking functions built-in to the Finder.
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jrtilsonCommented:
Hi there,

Try this out:

1. Click on the Go menu in the Finder

2. Enter the address of the shared drive beginning with "smb://" .
    (i.e:  smb://www.yourdomain.com/foldername)

3. Enter your username and password when asked.

4. You should then have a new icon on your desktop, that's your mapped network drive.
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cammjConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Click on Go->Connect to Server

Type the path to your H drive in the format

smb://servername/share/location

If this doesnt work, its possible that your administrator has not turned off "network server: digitally sign communications (always)", which is the default nature of 2003 server. You must do this to be able to connect from any machine other than a windows machine. To do this: get your admin to follow this kbase article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/887429
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yankeegirlAuthor Commented:
Thanks.  I'm the administrator and I'm going to try that right now!!
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yankeegirlAuthor Commented:
eoinosullivan,

I tried your way but it won't take my password.  I have domain admin rights and it gives me the domain, my name and it asks for my password.  
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yankeegirlAuthor Commented:
You guys are the best!!!!!!!!!!!!1
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Eoin OSullivanConsultantCommented:
Just to clarify ...

You are using the "Connect to Server" smb:// protocol?

IF you just enter smb://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx enter username and password it should show you any shares you have permission to view.

If it is not accepting the password .. check you've followed the support article highlighted by cammj
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/887429


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