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Connecting to OSX Macs

  1. #1


    AntiMac Guest

    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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    Macs: Can''t live with them, can''t live without them

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  2. #2


    Gerard Seibert Guest

    Re: Connecting to OSX Macs

    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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  3. #3


    Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin] Guest

    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.
    --
    Andre

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  4. #4


    Robert Moir Guest

    Re: Connecting to OSX Macs

    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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  5. #5


    AntiMac Guest

    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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  6. #6


    Robert Moir Guest

    Re: Connecting to OSX Macs

    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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  7. #7


    Malke Guest

    Re: Connecting to OSX Macs

    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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    Elephant Boy Computers
    index
    "Don't Panic!"
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  8. #8


    AntiMac Guest

    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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  9. #9


    Join Date : Apr 2007
    Posts : 2
    Local Time: 03:25


     

    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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  10. #10


    Join Date : May 2007
    Posts : 1
    Local Time: 10:25


     

    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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