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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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