Mac cannot browser win2k computers in Network Browsers


V

Victor Wong

Hi,

I am trying to network a MAC with a win2k advanced
server. I have installed the SFM and successfully created
a share folder for Macintosh. However, when I tried to
browser the network on Mac and tried to access the shared
folder, the Network browser returned blank search result
for me. Can anyone help me on this?

I have only installed SFM on the server. Do I need to
install more services to the server? The setting for my
server is:

SFM on Win2k server; UAM on Mac (running on OS 9.0)

Thanks!
 
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Sandy

Hi Victor,

it's because Windows Server's Services for Macintosh does not support
Service Location Protocol (SLP).

AFP over TCP/IP uses SLP (version 2) to locate services, such as file
servers.

You lose is the ability to browse using SLP. You can still use DNS names or
IP addresses to connect to the server. Windows Server 2003 doesn't fix this
either.

Other vendor's AFP file servers do support SLPv2. If I recall correctly
ExtremeZ-IP is one that can be installed on Windows Server, I know that
Novell Native File Access for the NetWare 6.0 and NetWare 6.5 server
operating systems do, and of course AppleShareIP or Mac OS X Server work as
well.
-Sandy
 
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William M. Smith

Hi,

I am trying to network a MAC with a win2k advanced
server. I have installed the SFM and successfully created
a share folder for Macintosh. However, when I tried to
browser the network on Mac and tried to access the shared
folder, the Network browser returned blank search result
for me. Can anyone help me on this?

I have only installed SFM on the server. Do I need to
install more services to the server? The setting for my
server is:

SFM on Win2k server; UAM on Mac (running on OS 9.0)

Hi Victor!

Do you have more than one network card in you server?

The Appletalk protocol, which is necessary for Macs to be able to browse the
network and see your server, must be bound to the correct NIC. And it can
only be bound to one NIC at a time.

Also, if you have a router between your server and your Mac, then your Mac
can't browse the server because Appletalk is not being routed between the
two networks. You can still connect by entering the IP address in the
Chooser.

If you have created zones on your server, but you only have one LAN, remove
the zones. They aren't necessary in this case. You'll need to reboot the
server and possibly your Macs to restore connectivity.

Hope this helps! bill
 

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