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Old 04-03-2007   #1
AntiMac
 
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Connecting to OSX Macs

What do I need to do to connect to Macs with Vista. I have 5 Windows XP
systems that can access my Macs but I can't access any Macs through Vista
Ultimate. Thanks for any help provided.
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Old 04-03-2007   #2
Gerard Seibert
 
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Re: Connecting to OSX Macs

On Tue, 3 Apr 2007 12:40:00 -0700
AntiMac <AntiMac@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
Quote:
> What do I need to do to connect to Macs with Vista. I have 5 Windows
> XP systems that can access my Macs but I can't access any Macs
> through Vista Ultimate. Thanks for any help provided.
You may need to alter Vistas NTLM sessions see the tutorial here:- http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/83931-workgroup-password.html

Perhaps Samba. I never play with macs, so I am not sure. Check out this
URL:

MacDevCenter.com -- Inside Samba: Windows Sharing for the Mac
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Old 04-03-2007   #3
Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin]
 
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Re: Connecting to OSX Macs

Accessing your Mac from your PC

Click "Start > Run" and enter "\\192.168.1.2\mymac", replacing the IP
address with the IP address of your Mac, and "edesignuk" with the short user
name of your account in OS X. When asked to authenticate enter your Mac
accounts short user name and password. All being well you should now be able
to see you entire home folder on your OS X system. You can also map this
share like you would any other Windows network share so that it is
accessible from a drive letter.

Accessing your PC from your Mac

To mount a Windows share on your Mac, click on your desktop so that Finder
is the active application, from the Finder menu go to "Go > Connect to
Server". In the "Server Address" field enter
"smb://192.168.1.3/vista-dell8300", replacing the IP address with the IP
address of your PC, and "mac" with the name of the Windows share you created
earlier.

When asked to authenticate enter the name of your PC in "Workgroup/Domain"
(Unless your PC is part of a domain and your PC account is held on a domain
controller, in which case enter the domain that you normally log on to
Windows with). For "Username" and "Password" enter the username and password
which you use to log on to your Windows machine with. Click ok and your
shared folder should be mounted as a network drive on your desktop.
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> What do I need to do to connect to Macs with Vista. I have 5 Windows XP
Quote:
> systems that can access my Macs but I can't access any Macs through Vista
> Ultimate. Thanks for any help provided.
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Old 04-03-2007   #4
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Re: Connecting to OSX Macs

"AntiMac" <AntiMac@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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Quote:
> What do I need to do to connect to Macs with Vista. I have 5 Windows XP
Quote:
> systems that can access my Macs but I can't access any Macs through Vista
> Ultimate.
Let's start with the basics.

What does "Access any Macs" mean to you. E.G. what exactly are you trying to
do, please also describe how you're trying to do it.

And what actually happens when you try?
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Old 04-03-2007   #5
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Re: Connecting to OSX Macs

I have a non-server based network "Workgroup" and when I click on the visible
icons for my Macs the login requests do not open the Macs like they do from
all XP SP2 machines on the same network. I want to be able to able to do
simple file sharing tasks.
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"Robert Moir" wrote:
Quote:
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> "AntiMac" <AntiMac@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:F3C90140-816D-4BA2-80EC-D38D5ADA6AAE@microsoft.com...
> > What do I need to do to connect to Macs with Vista. I have 5 Windows XP
> > systems that can access my Macs but I can't access any Macs through Vista
> > Ultimate.
>
> Let's start with the basics.
>
> What does "Access any Macs" mean to you. E.G. what exactly are you trying to
> do, please also describe how you're trying to do it.
>
> And what actually happens when you try?
>
>
>
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Old 04-04-2007   #6
Robert Moir
 
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Re: Connecting to OSX Macs

"AntiMac" <AntiMac@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
Microsoft Corporation...
Quote:
>I have a non-server based network "Workgroup" and when I click on the
>visible
> icons for my Macs the login requests do not open the Macs like they do
> from
> all XP SP2 machines on the same network. I want to be able to able to do
> simple file sharing tasks.


So what does happen? Do you get asked for a username and password but it
won't accept it? If it does, have you tried specifying the computer name of
the mac and the username like this (without the quotes)
"ComputerName\UserName", for example for my mac named "RobsMac" and my
username on it (roberto) I'd use the username "robsmac\roberto"
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Old 04-04-2007   #7
Malke
 
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Re: Connecting to OSX Macs

Robert Moir wrote:
Quote:
> "AntiMac" <AntiMac@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:03B1875A-8F00-4F21-8799-FDC4C8224D3B@microsoft.com...
>> I have a non-server based network "Workgroup" and when I click on the
>> visible
>> icons for my Macs the login requests do not open the Macs like they do
>> from
>> all XP SP2 machines on the same network. I want to be able to able to do
>> simple file sharing tasks.
>
> So what does happen? Do you get asked for a username and password but it
> won't accept it? If it does, have you tried specifying the computer name of
> the mac and the username like this (without the quotes)
> "ComputerName\UserName", for example for my mac named "RobsMac" and my
> username on it (roberto) I'd use the username "robsmac\roberto"
>
>
I don't see where "AntiMac" has done the "NTLM" fix. I might have missed
it, but if s/he hasn't done this, here is how to get your Vista machines
to network with OS X:


From Michael Bishop (MS) - "Basically, the issue with Samba and Vista
is that Vista no longer permits LM or NTLM authentication by default;
only NTLMv2. Samba versions 1.x and 2.x only support LM and NTLM, so
there's an issue there.

"[MS] Recommended solution: upgrade to Samba 3.x and enable NTLMv2 by
adding "client ntlmv2 auth = yes" to your smb.conf file. Because of
another issues with previous versions, I strongly recommend upgrading to
3.0.22 or later regardless of your choice for this particular instance."

Here's what I did and it worked perfectly:

Alternate solution: change Vista's security settings to permit
lower-security authentications. (as below)

To enable Windows Vista to connect to Mac OS X with Windows File Sharing
enabled, you will need to change the following policy in Windows Vista:

Start>Run>secpol.msc [enter]

Click on "Local Policies" --> "Security Options"

Navigate to the policy "Network Security: LAN Manager authentication
level" and double-click it to get its Properties. By default Windows
Vista sets the policy to "NTVLM2 responses only". Use the drop-down
arrow to change this to "LM and NTLM – use NTLMV2 session security if
negotiated".

In Vista Home Premium, you won't have this tool so per Steve Winograd, do:

1. Run the registry editor and open this key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa

1. If it doesn't already exist, create a DWORD value named
LmCompatibilityLevel

3. Set the value to 1

4. Reboot

HTH,

Malke
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Old 04-04-2007   #8
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Re: Connecting to OSX Macs

Thank you everybody. Just changed the LmCompatibilityLevel to 1 and that did
it. Thanks again to all.

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Old 04-28-2007   #9
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dont understand this....

ok i dont understand this...
To mount a Windows share on your Mac, click on your desktop so that Finder
is the active application, from the Finder menu go to "Go > Connect to
Server". In the "Server Address" field enter
"smb://192.168.1.3/vista-dell8300", replacing the IP address with the IP
address of your PC, and "mac" with the name of the Windows share you created
earlier.

ok i dont remeber having a "mac" thing anywhere and what do i call it i got the windows one working and put the shared on my vista desktop its called ernietaylor(ERNIE-TAYLORS-C)

on my mac do i go smb:/myip/now what do i put here!!!!!

i have tried going smb:/myip/vista and it says password incorrect

i go smb://myip/JOHN the same or other times with differnt names i get -36 error
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Old 05-02-2007   #10
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It Works - thanks Malke

Just wanted to say thanks for giving this info - tried many other things but this worked fine from Vista Home Premium to a Mac running 10.2.2

cheers!

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Robert Moir wrote:


In Vista Home Premium, you won't have this tool so per Steve Winograd, do:

1. Run the registry editor and open this key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa

1. If it doesn't already exist, create a DWORD value named
LmCompatibilityLevel

3. Set the value to 1

4. Reboot

HTH,

Malke

MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User
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