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Group Policy to Turn on Windows File Sharing on a Mac

We have several users on our network that have Macs and we need to connect to their profiles occasionaly.  Domain Admins are local admins on their Macs, but we still can't connect.  We assume this is because they don't have Windows File Sharing on.

Is there a way to create a group policy that would turn on Windows File Sharing and provide access to Domain Admins?
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WyleHou
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WyleHou
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snusgubbenCommented:
OSX don't understand Group Policy, so you need a 3rd party app and $ for this.

http://www.centrify.com/directcontrol/mac_os_x.asp

http://www.quest.com/authentication-services/Managed_Client_Extensions_for_Group_Policy_for_Mac.aspx

I'm not sure it will allow you to enable Windows File sharing. You can download a trial and see what it gives you.
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Netman66Commented:
You may simply have to make a firewall exception on the MAC for SMB (CIFS).

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