Mac to Windows 2003 Shares Problem


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Mark

Hi! I've got a questions regarding connecting a Mac running OSX
10.2.6 to Windows 2003 Shares. The Mac is a iMAC DV SE 400MHz G3 with
384 MBs of Ram. The Windows Server is a P3 500 with 512 of Ram.

The Windows 2003 Server has 6 shares that I have created using the
"Configure your Server" option. I have created this server as a file
server using the option at hand. I have installed services for Mac on
this machine as well.

When I try to connect to my network using the Mac (Go-->Connect to
Server), I see all 4 machines sitting on my network including the
Server. I choose the server and it asks me for my username (already
filled in) and my password, which I enter. Next is displays a screen
that says SMB Mount but it only shows 3 of the six shares. How can I
fix this? Thanks in advance for your answers!!!

Mark
 
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Paul W. Nelson

Are any of your share names longer than 12 characters?
If so, try a shorter name.
 
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William M. Smith

Hi! I've got a questions regarding connecting a Mac running OSX
10.2.6 to Windows 2003 Shares. The Mac is a iMAC DV SE 400MHz G3 with
384 MBs of Ram. The Windows Server is a P3 500 with 512 of Ram.

The Windows 2003 Server has 6 shares that I have created using the
"Configure your Server" option. I have created this server as a file
server using the option at hand. I have installed services for Mac on
this machine as well.

When I try to connect to my network using the Mac (Go-->Connect to
Server), I see all 4 machines sitting on my network including the
Server. I choose the server and it asks me for my username (already
filled in) and my password, which I enter. Next is displays a screen
that says SMB Mount but it only shows 3 of the six shares. How can I
fix this? Thanks in advance for your answers!!!

Hi Mark!

This sounds like you're Mac is using SMB instead of AFP to connect to your
server. Be sure that you're connect string looks like "afp://servername"
instead of "smb://servername".

Hope this helps! bill
 
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M

Mark

Thank you both for your messages. Both of these solutions actually
work. I had been using the AFP method, but I just couldn't figure out
why SMB didn't work. I think it is because the shares contain more
than 12 characters. Thanks again!

Mark
 

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