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10.3: Potential Windows server browsing fix
Authored by: tlmurray on Mar 03, '05 09:23:44PM

Fixed it! I used the explicit path:

smb://workgroup;userid:password@machinename/sharedobject
or
smb://MSHOME;DannyM:password@danny/SharedDocs



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10.3: Potential Windows server browsing fix
Authored by: osxfan57 on Jun 02, '05 01:47:29AM

Sorry to report that this doesn't work for me. Since I upgraded to Tiger with archive and install, I can no longer browse the Windows PC on my home network. I can see the Windows server in the network browser, but I can't connect, no matter what I try. All I get is "Sorry, the operation could not be completed because an unexpected error occurred. (Error code -41)."
I can see the Mac from the Windows PC, however, and copy files to and from the Mac to the PC no problem.
I would like to delete the Network folder but there is no such folder under Automount (at least in Tiger).

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G5 2.5GHz 1.5Gb RAM, OS 10.3.7



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10.3: Potential Windows server browsing fix
Authored by: Jonathan75 on Apr 26, '06 07:49:19AM

oh, and that "smb://MSHOME;Daniel/SharedDocs" bit, for any novices reading this, doesn't get entered in a web browser, you have to go to the finder, click 'go', click 'connect to server', and enter it there (changing your friend's computer's name from 'Daniel', of course)



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10.3: Potential Windows server browsing fix
Authored by: Jonathan75 on Apr 26, '06 07:51:11AM

That one did it for me: smb://MSHOME;Daniel/SharedDocs got me connected to my brother's Windows PC. n.b. i think the 'Daniel' bit was what he decided to name his own notebook at some point; it was visible in any case, in the finder (in the network bit, in MSHOME). Our housemates have similar names!

Anyway, my mac did prompt me for a password before connecting, so i just gave it my administrator one, and it was happy with that.

oh, and that "smb://MSHOME;Daniel/SharedDocs" bit, for any novices reading this, doesn't get entered in a web browser, you have to go to the finder, click 'go', click 'connect to server', and enter it there (changing your friend's computer's name from 'Daniel', of course)

This is on 10.4.6, April 2006, really Apple should have sorted this one by now: all this address stuff is nonsense really, insofar as making Macs easy to use is concerned.



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