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Authenticating to Windows 2000 and XP networks
Authored by: gregrclayton on Sep 04, '03 11:56:04AM

There is a good artical on modifying your Mac OSX windows network settings at the following URL:

http://www.macdevcenter.com/pub/a/mac/2003/03/18/samba.html



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Authenticating to Windows 2000 and XP networks
Authored by: stevec on Sep 04, '03 01:24:53PM

After having problems connecting the OTHER way (Mac to Winders) and getting those -36 errors. I made a couple of changes, specifically adding a WINS server IP (Under Active directory thie actually IS one of these, ask your admin) and UNchecking other unneeded authentication methods in Directory Services. leaving only Appletalk and SMB active.

It also seems to help to connect using the IP address (IE SMB://10.10.10.151), if the server name does not work. You could also try the FQDN (IE: SMB://server.company.com). if the NetBIOS name does not work (IE SMB://SERVERNAME)



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Authenticating to Windows 2000 and XP networks
Authored by: glenstorm on Sep 05, '03 08:58:03AM

One thing I have found that that link leaves out is that you need to add a specific username line in your smb.conf file. This username is one of the users of the Mac OSX system.

Your shared segment would look something like this:

[shared]
comment = Shared Directory
path = /Users/Shared
read only = no
browseable = yes
create mode = 755
username = joeshmoe

Only after entering this line was I able to log in to a Mac from a Win98 machine on my network.



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Authenticating to Windows 2000 and XP networks
Authored by: abs24 on Sep 05, '03 10:46:37AM

I was able to login to a wins 98 machine as long as it had the same username and password as the Mac, but did not have to add that line to the smb.conf file. If you add the line, does the wins 98 machine need to have the same username and password as the Mac?



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