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SBS 2003 & MS-DOS

By PCTech26 ·
We have a msdos machines that run machine control software for our company. The DOS machine accesses files from our current NT server. We are getting ready to remove the NT server and replace it with SBS2003. My question is, does anyone know how a MSDOS machine can log onto SBS 2003 to access files? Has anyone come across any articles?

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by CG IT In reply to SBS 2003 & MS-DOS

IMHO best place to ask this one would be the Microsoft SBS 2003 community newsgroup or send in a request to Microsoft themselves.

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note: include the application program that you will use to interface with SBS 2003.

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by Joseph Moore In reply to SBS 2003 & MS-DOS

Well, let's think about this one for a little bit.
Your DOS machines, in order to "accesses files from our current NT server", must be authenticating to the NT box. So, you are running a DOS program that handles authentication.
Well, SBS 2003 does run Active Directory, but remember, it also has the PDC Emulator role, meaning it can still talk NT4 authentication.
So, as long as the DOS clients do have an authentication client, then they should be able to use it on the SBS machine.
At least, that's what I think!

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