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    W2k Pro sharing with Mac OS X

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    by braddles ·

    As was the case with NT4, only the Server version of Windows 2000 has “Services for Macintosh” available.
    PC W2k SP3, iMac OS X 10.2.3
    I tried connecting with a cross-over cable.
    I can ping from one to the other.
    However, I could not set up shares from either end. Neither box could see the other.

    Is it possible to load Services for Macinitosh from a W2k Server CD onto a W2k Pro installation?
    I’ll soon be getting a hub. Is there another simple way to connect the two boxes?

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    • #3397462

      W2k Pro sharing with Mac OS X

      by adam a. ·

      In reply to W2k Pro sharing with Mac OS X

      Off the top of my head I don’t think you can install Services for Mac from a Win2k server CD to a Win2k Pro installation. Mac OS X has a unix kernel, right? Perhaps some of the unix stuff can help you there (/me not an learned in that regard, though).

      If you have IIS installed on Win2k Pro, you could always use ftp if you’re only looking to share files…

      • #3534207

        W2k Pro sharing with Mac OS X

        by braddles ·

        In reply to W2k Pro sharing with Mac OS X

        At the launch of OS X 10.2 I saw an XP machine talk to a Mac straight from the box.
        I’m not too keen on running IIS.

    • #3395658

      W2k Pro sharing with Mac OS X

      by timwalsh ·

      In reply to W2k Pro sharing with Mac OS X

      The short answer is No, you can’t load Services for Macintosh on Win2K Pro

      The basic problem is that Macs and PCs don’t speak the same language. The answer (as you surmised) is to load software that translates the data so the other computer can understand it.

      Depending on which way you want to move data, you may need to load 1 or more pieces of software on the Mac and/or the PC

      Take at look at the following URL to get some ideas:

      http://www.practicallynetworked.com/sharing/macnpc.htm

      (remove any embedded spaces from the URL)

      Hope this helps.

    • #3534206

      W2k Pro sharing with Mac OS X

      by braddles ·

      In reply to W2k Pro sharing with Mac OS X

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