Mac unable to see Windows Server

Posted on 2011-10-25
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I have a user who can see a list of Windows machines in the left of the finder window. The problem is that the server with the shared folders that are required does not appear. I am able to ping the server so it is connected.

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.
Question by:granite03
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    There is a sec policy you should customize in order to have all networking connectivity:

    Click "Start -> Run." Then, type in the Run field: "secpol.msc." That will bring you to security policy system. Once there, use "Go to: Local Policies > Security Options" and then find "Network Security: LAN Manager" authentication level. Once there, change the Setting from "Send NTLMv2 response only" to "Send LM & NTLM -- use NTLMv2 session security if negotiated."

    This you can arrange it via GPO as well.

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    very good advice above.
    but even if you don't see a server in Finder, you can use "Connect To Server" command in Go menu in Finder. there you type smb://server_address

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