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Tech Tip: Add Macintosh support to Windows Server 2003

Like Windows NT and Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003 features the ability to interoperate with other systems on a network, including Macintosh systems. Find out how to set this up.

Like Windows NT and Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003 features the ability to interoperate with other systems on a network, including Macintosh systems.

Services For Macintosh allows Mac users to use the file storage services of Windows Server 2003 and to use printers hosted by a Windows server. Windows Server 2003 also includes an engine that can translate Macintosh-generated PostScript files to languages used by non-PostScript printers.

To add Macintosh support to a Windows Server 2003 system, follow these steps:

  1. Go to Start | Control Panel.
  2. Open Add Or Remove Programs, and select Add/Remove Windows Components.
  3. In the Components list, select Other Network File And Print Services, and click Details.
  4. Select File Services For Macintosh and Print Services For Macintosh, and click OK.

After installing these services, you can create shares that are accessible directly via AppleTalk and share Windows-based printers with your Macintosh users.

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