Accessing Files on Mac OS X from WinXP


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Jay Watkins

HI

I can't do this, it is not as easy as the book says ! On OS X I have
enabled file sharing, Windows Sharing, and FTP Access. I have a user acct.
that can get in, according to the acounts properties in OS X. From XP, the
user cannot authenticate. XP tries to map it to a local user, which is
impossible on the XP machine. How is this done? Please help...

Thanks
- Jay
 
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William M. Smith

HI

I can't do this, it is not as easy as the book says ! On OS X I have
enabled file sharing, Windows Sharing, and FTP Access. I have a user acct.
that can get in, according to the acounts properties in OS X. From XP, the
user cannot authenticate. XP tries to map it to a local user, which is
impossible on the XP machine. How is this done? Please help...
Hi Jay!

First, make sure that the user account on your Mac OS X machine has the
option to log in from Windows clients checkmarked. This will require you to
reset your password.

When Windows clients attempt to connect to any server, they always pass
along the user name of the current login. If this login name doesn't also
exist on the server (or your Mac OS X machine), then your connection will
fail. Create an account on the Mac OS X machine with a name that exactly
matches the login account you're using in XP.

You may have your XP machine set to log in automatically at startup, in
which case you might have forgotten that you did have to set up a user when
you installed XP. You may be able to go to Start --> Log Off... And you'll
see the user name you're logging in under.

Hope this helps! bill
 

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