Another Mac to Windows 2003 problem


J

John

I installed Services for Mac on a new 2003 Server, and
created a share in the MMC for both Mac and PC users. We
have some G3's running 9.2.1, and some G4's running OS X.
I can access the new share from the G4's, but when we try
to access the new share from the G3's, we get a message
that "The User Authentication Method required couldn't be
found. Check the AppleShare folder in the extensions
folder and try again." These same G3's can still access
the older shares on the NT4 server. Why am I getting this
message when we try to access the Mac share on the 2K3 box?
 
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William M. Smith

I installed Services for Mac on a new 2003 Server, and
created a share in the MMC for both Mac and PC users. We
have some G3's running 9.2.1, and some G4's running OS X.
I can access the new share from the G4's, but when we try
to access the new share from the G3's, we get a message
that "The User Authentication Method required couldn't be
found. Check the AppleShare folder in the extensions
folder and try again." These same G3's can still access
the older shares on the NT4 server. Why am I getting this
message when we try to access the Mac share on the 2K3 box?

Hi John!

You could have a few things happening here.

First, check Computer Management. Right-click on Shared Folders (or Shares,
can't remember which) and you'll be able to manage Macintosh sharing. If
you're requiring Microsoft Authentication only, then only Macs with the UAM
installed will be able to connect.

Also, the UAM for Mac OS X is different from that for Mac OS 9 and earlier.
Check here to be sure you have the latest UAM for both platforms
http://www.microsoft.com/mac/otherproducts/otherproducts.aspx?pid=windows200
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Finally, if you're connecting to the server from the Mac OS X clients using
"smb://" instead of "afp://" then the UAM will not apply. The UAM is for AFP
connections only.

Hope this helps! bill
 
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J

John

Thanks Bill. I was requiring "Microsoft only"
authentication. Mac OS 9.x works fine with "Apple Clear
Text" authentication.
 

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