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By trollz ·
we have both mac and windows 2000 pro. how do we network the systems to share folders and transfer files.

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by timwalsh In reply to mac and windows networked

Are they connected to a Win2K or WinNT domain? If so, you can add Macintosh File and Print Services to either. This would allow the Macintosh to see the Windows server just as it would a Mac server. It allows the Mac to access files that exist onthe Windows server and print to printers that are connected to the Windows network. It allows Windows clients to access files created on a Mac, if the files exist on the Windows server. This capability is built-in to either Win2K Server or WinNT Server.

If you just have Macs and Win2K Pro clients joined with a peer-to-peer network, you can't share printers/files without getting additional software.

Two of the more popular file sharing utilities are PCMacLan (by Miramar Systems) and Dave (by Thursby Software Systems).

PCMacLan installs on a Windows client and allows
that Windows client to access shared MAC drives and folders through Network Neighborhood, while allowing Mac users to access shared drives or directories on that Windows client. Printers are shared and accessed in the same way.

Dave does essentially the same thing except that it is installed on a Mac client.

For other options/solutions, take a look at this website:

http://www.macwindows.com/

Hopethis helps.

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