Attempting to connect Mac to Server 2003

Discussion in 'Server Networking' started by Liam, Aug 24, 2005.

  1. Liam

    Liam Guest

    Greetings,

    I have been asked to connect a Mac to a Server 2003 network.
    I am new to Mac and I was hoping that one of you could point me to the right
    place for some much needed information.

    Basically I want to make it a client that can access resources on the server.
    Already created the user in AD and the Mac has been able to license a IP
    from the server.
    I have enabled SMB/CIFS on the MAc as well as AD and Windows sharing.
    But when I map to the Mac with \\192.168.2.10\Mac_name it asks for log on
    credentials. The strange thing is I have tried both the AD login and the Mac
    login to no avail??
    I can successfully ping the from Mac to Server and Server to Mac

    Brand new Server 2003 Dual 3.0 1GB RAM 200 Raid 5
    1 G4 Power Mac

    Any help is MUCH appreciated. These Macs are foreign objects!
    Even an FAQ would be helpful. I found one on Peer to peer but not networking
    with Ad...even google is a cow on this one.

    Liam
     
    Liam, Aug 24, 2005
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  2. Liam

    Todd J Heron Guest

    On Mac OS make sure Finder is the selected app, then select "Go" -> "connect
    to server" and enter the following as the server address:

    smb://<servername>/share

    note: <ServerName> should be full FQDN "example: server.domain.local"

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    Greetings,

    I have been asked to connect a Mac to a Server 2003 network.
    I am new to Mac and I was hoping that one of you could point me to the right
    place for some much needed information.

    Basically I want to make it a client that can access resources on the
    server.
    Already created the user in AD and the Mac has been able to license a IP
    from the server.
    I have enabled SMB/CIFS on the MAc as well as AD and Windows sharing.
    But when I map to the Mac with \\192.168.2.10\Mac_name it asks for log on
    credentials. The strange thing is I have tried both the AD login and the Mac
    login to no avail??
    I can successfully ping the from Mac to Server and Server to Mac

    Brand new Server 2003 Dual 3.0 1GB RAM 200 Raid 5
    1 G4 Power Mac

    Any help is MUCH appreciated. These Macs are foreign objects!
    Even an FAQ would be helpful. I found one on Peer to peer but not networking
    with Ad...even google is a cow on this one.

    Liam
     
    Todd J Heron, Aug 24, 2005
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  3. Liam

    Liam Guest

    Thank you Todd,

    I did that and still had some difficulties. Specifically it would ask for
    login credentials and then say the bad password etc.
    So I went to the folder that I was sharing: C:/temp and I right clicked it
    and went to Security and Sharing. There is a button there named: "new Share".
    SO I again explicitly gave the user permission.
    Reconnected through the Applications->Network->Domain_Name it asked for
    credentials and worked.
    Weird!

    Now I am looking to see if there is a way to Map the drive from the Mac to
    the Server2003.
    Whenever I logout, the network share needs to be re-mapped.

    Liam
     
    Liam, Aug 25, 2005
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