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Using Bootcamp to run xp pro in a sbs environment

Has anyone done this with the "blackbook" macbook (not pro)  I know mac supplies all the neccesary drivers for xp I am just looking for anyones personal experiance with this machine on the network
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8/22/2022 - Mon

one question is does will a fat volume affect my xp pro experiance?  if osx formats the bootcamp drive as fat then i can read and write back and forth between windows and osx but if i format as ntfs osx can only read

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okay no problem with the 4gb rule. but what about the file synchronization from the xp machine to the 2003 machine i vaguely remember reading something about 2003 preferance for ntfs (my server if ntfs formated) I wonder if that extends to its clients as well.

I guess it should not be a problem going back and forth between an ntfs/fat drive.  all the usb "thumb drives" I have ever seen are fat and all the xp sp2 installs i do are always ntfs and I save back and forth to those things all the time.

I will be synchronizing "my documents" to the server and would not want to complicate troubleshooting on this folder so I doubt I would also have the osx partitions' programs accessing that folder however I would like to have both osx and xp access a "my music" folder somewhere else for my itunes library.

Anyway the larger question at hand is the SBS portion of the equation. how will the machine behave on the network?

will \connectcomputer have a problem rebooting the machine and adding it to the domain?

How will file redirection handle the xp "fat " partition

To be honest with everyone I foresee a big problem I just hoped for a first hand confirmation that its all good before I drop 1300 bucks.

How many Macs are you going to manage? the reason I ask is that there is a nice up and coming alternative to Apple's  active directory plugin.News update April 7

ADmitMac 4.1, DAVE 7.1 offer enhanced Dfs modules, new deployment tool

Monday, April 7, 2008

Thursby Software Systems last week released ADmitMac 4.1 and DAVE 7.1, upgrades to the Active Directory integration and SMB file/print sharing software for Mac OS X. Both feature completely rewritten Dfs module that is smaller and faster than the previous version.

The Dfs modules allows the Mac user to access Microsoft's Distributed File System, which stores shares on multiple servers. Thursby's Dfs module in AdmitMac and DAVE enables the Mac to see the share as a single folder on a server.
When to Use FAT or FAT32

ADmitMac 4.1 also includes an improved deployment tool that enables administrators to install ADmitMac on multiple systems from a single workstation using a common set of installation parameters.

DAVE 7.1 also adds the ability to configure volumes that mount at login.

Both ADmitMac 4.1 and DAVE 7.1 can do secure SMB file sharing without the problems of the built-in Mac OS X Leopard file sharing client. ADmitMac adds the ability to integrate with Active Directory, with more features than Apple's Active Directory plugin.
if yuou admin enough Macs then you could just keep boot camp as ntfs
also have you seen this program : http://code.google.com/p/macfuse/
do you know about this site: have a stiff drink before you go though: http://www.macwindows.com/

"another thought: If you're running more than one operating system on a single computer (see my earlier column Multibooting Made Easy), you will definitely need to format some of your volumes as FAT. Any programs or data that need to be accessed by more than one operating system on that computer should be stored on a FAT16 or possibly FAT32 volume. But keep in mind that you have no security for data on a FAT16 or FAT32 volumeany one with access to the computer can read, change, or even delete any file that is stored on a FAT16 or FAT32 partition. In many cases, this is even possible over a network. So do not store sensitive files on drives or partitions formatted with FAT file systems." http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/setup/expert/russel_october01.mspx
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just the one mac.

it will be used as a xp pro machine in my sbs network at home and an osx machine at home

I dont need to connect to the network as an osx user at all

the real question for me right now is how does sbs handle synchronizing/managing clients with FAt volumes?

any issues?

Okay closing this out.  I think I am more nervous about using mac hardware and the idiosyncrasies of running xp on the laptop hardware.  I will post my experiance once I buy the hardware.

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