How can you use the AFP protocol to connect to fileshare to a Windows 2003 Server?

Yashy
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Hi guys,

I'm trying to connect from a Mac with El Capitan, using the AFP protocol to a Windows 2003 file server share. When I try doing the following:

afp://user:password@server_name/share

I am getting a 'the version of the server you are trying to connect to is not supported'. I need to be able to use AFP to try something! Any ideas guys?

Cheers
Yashy
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Commented:
NO. AFP is for connecting to other Apple systems.

you need to use SMB prefix to access Windows resources.
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Win2003 supports AFP but only up to version 2.2 , it may work if you downgrade El Capitan to below 10.11.3 (that's the Apple upgrade that broke lots of other 3rd party AFP stacks.

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