Can't login to Win2003 Server from Mac 10.3


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Philip

Hello, I've reviewed numerous regarding connecting a Mac 10.3 client
to a Windows 2003 SBS Server. I have done the following:
1. Installed File and Print services for Mac.
2. Created a new share from the MMC and checked the Box to allow Mac
users and entered a share name "Data". Then setup Full Control
permissions to get it tested.
3. Right Clicke on "Shares" in the MMC to set the File Server for
Macintosh Properties and assigned a servername (which is the same as
the Win Domain name) and set Security, Enable Authentication to Apple
Clear text or Microsoft. Sessions are unlimited.

On the Mac, on Finder, I can Go > Connect to Server and type in
SMB://servername/data and attempts to connect then presents the login
screen with computername listed and asking for username and password,
nothing I type works, I keep getting "invalid password or username".

I'm sure I'm forgetting something but I'm wondering about the
following:
- What user accounts need to be setup on the server and in what way
so that they are valid.
- Do I need to install MS UAM on the Mac's or should 10.3 just work?

Thanks
 
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Sandy

Why have you installed File Server for Macintosh if you are you using SMB
("smb://")?

For SMB connections, make sure you have the latest Mac OS X updates (recent
updates are supposed to improve SMB issues).

-Sandy
 
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William M. Smith

Hello, I've reviewed numerous regarding connecting a Mac 10.3 client
to a Windows 2003 SBS Server. I have done the following:
1. Installed File and Print services for Mac.
2. Created a new share from the MMC and checked the Box to allow Mac
users and entered a share name "Data". Then setup Full Control
permissions to get it tested.
3. Right Clicke on "Shares" in the MMC to set the File Server for
Macintosh Properties and assigned a servername (which is the same as
the Win Domain name) and set Security, Enable Authentication to Apple
Clear text or Microsoft. Sessions are unlimited.

On the Mac, on Finder, I can Go > Connect to Server and type in
SMB://servername/data and attempts to connect then presents the login
screen with computername listed and asking for username and password,
nothing I type works, I keep getting "invalid password or username".

I'm sure I'm forgetting something but I'm wondering about the
following:
- What user accounts need to be setup on the server and in what way
so that they are valid.
- Do I need to install MS UAM on the Mac's or should 10.3 just work?

Hi Phillip!

As Sandy has said, you don't need File Services for Macintosh if you connect
via SMB because it is the Unix variation of Windows file sharing, not
Macintosh file sharing.

Since you have the File Services for Macintosh already installed, your other
alternative for connecting is to use afp://servername. This will connect you
using Macintosh file sharing and you should see the permissions you expect.

Try using SMB first and if you find that you don't have any problems then
you can remove the File Services for Macintosh to reduce your administrative
overhead on the server.

Hope this helps! bill
 
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Philip

Thanks for the input. I have gotten the Macs to connect to a share
use AFP but not SMB, what would that indicate to you?
 
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William Smith

Thanks for the input. I have gotten the Macs to connect to a share
use AFP but not SMB, what would that indicate to you?

Hi Phillip!

Your Windows 2003 server by default has a policy enabled called
something like "Microsoft network client: digitally sign communications
(always)".

The SMB client in Mac OS X is not compatible with this setting. Try
disabling this policy (it does mean lowering your security) and then the
Macs can connect via SMB.

For more information look at this page on Microsoft's website
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;823659 and refer
to item number 5.

Hope this helps! bill
 
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Torben Toft

You should try typing in smb://ipnumberofserver

And the connect..!

That works for me...

Then you get a list of shares!
 
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