Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

"Windows Sharing" check box is not visible in the MAC system preferences.  How do I make it visible?

Posted on 2008-06-17
3
Medium Priority
?
1,130 Views
Last Modified: 2008-07-09
What do I need to do to have this checkbox become visible.   We wish to have the MAC connect to a windows network to have access to files from the windows 2003 server.
0
Comment
Question by:sdbrennan1
  • 3
3 Comments
 
LVL 28

Accepted Solution

by:
jhyiesla earned 1500 total points
ID: 21807888
You shouldn't need to turn on anything on the Mac to mount a Windows share on a Mac.  To open a Windows share open Finder, and use the Go to menu item at the top and select Connect to Server. In the box that pops up enter SMB://servername/sharename.  You will probably be prompted to enter user name and password.  If you have bound the Mac to AD and are logged on as a domain user with rights to the share you probably will just connect.  Otherwise enter in a user name and password of a user who has rights to the share.  If you're on a domain you will probably have to enter domain_name/username for the user name.
0
 
LVL 28

Expert Comment

by:jhyiesla
ID: 21807965
Another EE member, eionosullivan shared with me today that AFP might be a better solution than SMB and server 2003 does support it. I am pasting in his bit of information on this matter.  

Windows 2003 offers Apple Filesharing Protocol (AFP) support which makes specified shared folders more OSX-friendly.  There are advantages and disadvantages of using the AFP tools in Windows 2003 server but it may explain why your users had damaged files.  IF you DON'T use the AFP tools then OSX will use the SMB protocol to connect to Windows shares.  This in turn can have issues with file extensions and resource data being lost.  This particularly affects fonts and certain other filetypes.
0
 
LVL 28

Expert Comment

by:jhyiesla
ID: 21808350
To comment on one of your original points...the Windows sharing box is used as a step in setting up the mac to share files with a Windows PC.  If you can't change it the lock at the bottom of the window is probably locked and you need to unlock it to make changes. Once you click on it you will be prompted to enter in the user name and password of someone with admin rights on the Mac. My guess is that once you do that you will be able to make changes..
0

Featured Post

[Webinar] Cloud and Mobile-First Strategy

Maybe you’ve fully adopted the cloud since the beginning. Or maybe you started with on-prem resources but are pursuing a “cloud and mobile first” strategy. Getting to that end state has its challenges. Discover how to build out a 100% cloud and mobile IT strategy in this webinar.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

The error "There was an error performing the update" occurred on a Mac OS X client workstation running  Symantec AntiVirus for Mac (http://www.symantec.com/business/products/purchasing.jsp?pcid=pcat_security&pvid=825_1) - the Enterprise product vers…
This is a tech scam I recently helped my parents through.
This Micro Tutorial hows how you can integrate  Mac OSX to a Windows Active Directory Domain. Apple has made it easy to allow users to bind their macs to a windows domain with relative ease. The following video show how to bind OSX Mavericks to …
Please read the paragraph below before following the instructions in the video — there are important caveats in the paragraph that I did not mention in the video. If your PaperPort 12 or PaperPort 14 is failing to start, or crashing, or hanging, …

963 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question