Mac Tiger OS and WIN 2K Server Shared Drive


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I have a win 2k server machine sharing a drive across a lan. There is 1
Macbook running Tiger that constantly seems to have a problem connecting to
the shared drive on the 2k server (almost daily). The Macbook is set to the
same workgroup as the rest of the machines on the network, so I always see
all the computers on the network, however when I try to connect to the 2k
shared drive, I get prompted to set up a UAM volume...which never gets me
anywhere.

The only way I can ever seem to get it to work normally is to play around
with the Macbooks IP address..changing it a few times...sometimes making it a
static address and sometimes not...until mysteriously I am able to access the
shared drive normally. When it works, I dont get prompted with this UAM
volume stuff at all...and usually the mac will not have any problems
connecting for the rest of the day.

The problem always occurs first thing in the morning when this employee
connects to the network. (btw..the macbook is not connected wirelessly)

Anyone experience this before, or know how to fix this permanently?

Thanks
 
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William Smith

Richiemon said:
I have a win 2k server machine sharing a drive across a lan. There is 1
Macbook running Tiger that constantly seems to have a problem connecting to
the shared drive on the 2k server (almost daily). The Macbook is set to the
same workgroup as the rest of the machines on the network, so I always see
all the computers on the network, however when I try to connect to the 2k
shared drive, I get prompted to set up a UAM volume...which never gets me
anywhere.

The only way I can ever seem to get it to work normally is to play around
with the Macbooks IP address..changing it a few times...sometimes making it a
static address and sometimes not...until mysteriously I am able to access the
shared drive normally. When it works, I dont get prompted with this UAM
volume stuff at all...and usually the mac will not have any problems
connecting for the rest of the day.
How is your Macbook connecting? Via AFP or SMB? Try either of these
methods on the machine by going to Go --> Connect to Server... and
entering:

afp://serverIPaddress or smb://serverIPaddress.

bill
 
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Guest

Thank you so much.

...such a simple solution, yet you have no idea how much time you just saved
me.

I'm not sure if I was using afp or smb before. I was just clicking on the
mac hard drive shortcut and then "Network". ...this is where I would
sometimes get the network drive to map (I'm obviously way to used to the
windows environment).

....just incase anyone else has the same problem, afp doesnt seem to work
well at all in this setup. Connecting via smb for mapping drives, as well as
printshares solved all our mac->windows connectivity problems.

Thanks alot Will!!
 

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