Connect Panther with SBS 2003


R. Zegwaard


I've gto a network with:
Some PC's (Win 98)
1 Apple OS 9
1 Apple OS X (Panther 10.3.5)

The pc's and mac-OS 9 can connect fine.

When trying to connect with Panther
GO -> CONNECT TO SERVER -> afp://x.x.x.x/

I get a message like:
'Can't connect to server because name or password are wrong'

BUT... i didn't enter a password...?

When trying to connect with Panther
GO -> CONNECT TO SERVER -> smb://x.x.x.x/

I do get a login-window, but when i fill in name and pswd i get the same

So i'v created a new account on the same Apple (running Panther)
Now i can connect using AFP, but SMB is still the same.

What's wrong here, and why cant i enter a name+pswd at my first account??


Jim Seifert [MSFT]

SBS is a domain controller and it is configured by default to only allow
digitally signed communications with SMB clients. While this KB is not
written specifically for Mac clients the principals and the security
implications are the same:;en-us;811497. This change
is not needed if you wish to use only afp connections and Services for
instead of smb. I recall William posted a more inclusive KB related to this
but right now I can find neither. Please let us know how this goes.

Jim Seifert [MSFT]

Here it is the KB;en-us;823659 (see #5) and
original post from William.

William Smith said:
Hi Larry!

This sounds like a common problem introduced with Windows 2003 servers.

Check out Item 5 on this page on Microsoft's website
<;en-us;823659>, which
refers to a domain and/or server policy you can change to "disabled"
from "enabled" to allow clients with older SMB software, such as Macs,
to connect.

Hope this helps! bill



But... i still don't understand why the existing account on my Powerbook
(running Panther) doesn't connect via afp, and a newly created account
connects fine.


Jim Seifert [MSFT]

Authentication should depend on the user name and password provided to
connect to the server and be independent of the user account on the client.
This is not something that reproduces for me here but I'll look into it

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