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We're running MS Windows Server 2003 and MS Terminal Services v5.2.  What's the best way for my MacBook Pro user to access?
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Well, you have the remote desktop client for Mac: http://www.microsoft.com/mac/downloads
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Touche.  Macs are Greek to me, (and not the good kind).  I'll have my user give it a shot.  Thank you so much for your quick response!  
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My pleasure, let me know if that works for him/her.
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What exactly are you trying to access? You want to remotely control a Windows computer, RDC for Mac works very well. Another alternative (also free) is CoRD:  http://cord.sourceforge.net/  Some like CoRD better.

However, if all you want to do is to access files on the server, you don't need an RDC client at all.

Have your user to the following:

1. Click on the desktop to make sure he is in Finder.
2. Pull down the Finder menu to Finder Preferences.
3. In the General tab, make sure the boxes are checked as per the screen shot attached.
4. In the SideBar tab, make sure the boxes are ticked as per the screen shot attached.

He may then find that your server automatically shows up on the sidebar of any Finder window under "Shared" and all he has to do is to double-click and put in his username and password.

If the server doesn't automatically show in the sidebar, try pulling down the GO menu in Finder to Connect to Server (or use the keyboard shortcut  Command-K) and type the server IP address in in the form:

smb://IP_Address_of_Server  (e.g. smb://192.168.1.15)

or smb://IP_Address_of_Server/ShareName
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Thank you so much.  The MS solution worked for my user perfectly.  He was able to set it up himself as well, (which quite frankly surprised me).  Thanks again.
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