Macintosh & SBS 2003 - back to the basics question

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by brad, Jan 13, 2004.

  1. brad

    brad Guest

    I have tried everything that I know of to get a Mac 10.2.8 to logon to my
    Small Business Server 2003 but haven't been successful. Maybe I am butting
    in some boneheaded login information:

    Domain: the last two parts of the fully qualified domain name,

    User: the name of the user without the domain before it

    Password: the password

    Let me know if my problem is something above.


    brad, Jan 13, 2004
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  2. Brad:

    Try using the Apple clear text authentication discribed in this KB...

    Error Message Occurs When You Use a Macintosh OS X-Based Computer to View a
    Windows Server 2003-Based Computer

    You may also need to set the following in the Domain Controller Security

    Start | All Programs | Administrative Tools. Expand Local Policies, select
    Security Options and set the following options:

    Domain member: Digitally encrypt or sign secure channel data (always):
    Microsoft network server: Digitally sign communications (always): Disabled

    (This info was gleaned from a recent post by Cliff Zhang, MS)
    Merv Porter [SBS-MVP], Jan 14, 2004
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  3. brad

    brad Guest

    Thanks for you help; however, I am aware of these issues and had already
    configured the server per your advice/article without success.

    Interestingly, I installed a 2 week trial of Thursby's software, ADmitMac,
    on one of the Macs and it logs on fine now. I really don't want to pay the
    $120 per Mac that this would require, however, when I know that it is
    supposed to work without it.

    Do you by any chance also know why my Entourage (which has recieved all of
    the required Exchange updates) doesn't sync the calendar and contacts with
    the server. In Entourage, the calendar and contacts appear in email
    format - strange. Email, however, works fine.

    ADmitMac didn't fix the Entourage problem - didn't seem likely that it
    would, however.

    brad, Jan 14, 2004
  4. Hmmm... Can be much help I'm afraid. Don't have any Macs running under SBS
    2003 at this time.

    Merv Porter [SBS MVP]

    Merv Porter [SBS-MVP], Jan 14, 2004
  5. Hi brad!

    How are you connecting to the server? Via SMB or AFP? Since you refer to the
    Domain in your first post I'm guessing you're using SMB, so you might try
    using the single Windows domain name, not your fully qualified domain name.

    Your email problem sounds like you don't have WebDAV running, which is
    necessary for a proper view of the calendar.

    Hope this helps! bill
    William M. Smith, Jan 14, 2004
  6. brad

    brad Guest

    Thanks for your help, William.

    I am connecting via SMB. It is my understanding that Samba is better than
    AFP (not to mention that I can't, for some reason, write to the UAM folder
    that is mounted with the AFP connection -- even after running the installer
    on the Mac).

    When you refer the the "single windows domain name" do you mean the
    without the ".com?" My PC, MS Smartphone, and Mac with ADmitMac are
    connecting properly with

    Regrding Entourage's calendar, I'm pretty sure I have WebDAV running: Server
    Management / Advanced Management / Internet Information Services / Server
    Name / Web Service Extension / WebDAV=allowed. Is there anything else I
    would have to do for WebDAV?
    brad, Jan 14, 2004
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