Mac Os 10.3.5 and Windows Server 2003


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Marc

Just set up a server on a windows/mac network. The
pc's can connect just fine, the macs however can ping the
machine fine but can't browse to it or resolve its host
name, I type ping server and get nothing but if I use a
Net lookup Server it resolves. Any help would gladly be
appreciated
 
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William Smith

Marc said:
Just set up a server on a windows/mac network. The
pc's can connect just fine, the macs however can ping the
machine fine but can't browse to it or resolve its host
name, I type ping server and get nothing but if I use a
Net lookup Server it resolves. Any help would gladly be
appreciated
What kind of server and what kinds of Macs?

Since you say that the Macs can't resolve host names then how is DNS set
up in your network? Do you need to set up a Hosts file instead?

bill
 
M

Marc

Windows 2003 Server
The macs are all on OS X 10.3.5 Panther

What im trying to do is get them to see the server as if
on a windows pc \\server. The Network Browserd doesn't see
the server, through terminal I can not ping it by name
(ping server) but I can do a Net lookup server and it
resolves it.
 
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William Smith

Marc said:
Windows 2003 Server
The macs are all on OS X 10.3.5 Panther

What im trying to do is get them to see the server as if
on a windows pc \\server. The Network Browserd doesn't see
the server, through terminal I can not ping it by name
(ping server) but I can do a Net lookup server and it
resolves it.

I'm assuming your network is using DNS for name resolution and that DHCP
is enabled as well.

Obtain your DNS server's IP address and manually enter it in Apple menu
--> System Preferences... --> Network --> (your network adapter) -->
TCP/IP --> DNS Servers. If this works then your DHCP server is not
properly handing out your DNS server's IP address to its clients. You
can either leave the address hard coded this way or preferably have your
administrator correct this.

If your network uses WINS instead of DNS for name resolution then you
can obtain your WINS server's IP address and enter it in the Directory
Access utility found in /Applications/Utilities. Double-click the SMB
entry and enter your WORKGROUP/DOMAIN name and WINS address here.

Also, when connecting to a Windows server from a Mac you should use the
form of "smb://servername" or "smb://servername/share" in your connect
string when connecting and not "\\servername".

Hope this helps! bill
 

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