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Shake 'n' Bake
May 22, 2009, 02:19 PM
Hello,

I've got a Mac mini connected to my network through wireless. The Vista computers in the house can only see the "Printers" folder on the mini. The mini can get all the files on the Windows machines. I've also got a Power Mac G4 connected to the mini and it can see all the files on the mini.

Can anyone help me out? This has been happening for months!



chrismacguy
May 30, 2009, 03:57 PM
Do the Windows Vista machines have the Apple "Bonjour" Networking technology installed?

Shake 'n' Bake
May 30, 2009, 04:26 PM
Do the Windows Vista machines have the Apple "Bonjour" Networking technology installed?

One does. The printer thing.

chrismacguy
May 30, 2009, 05:04 PM
You probably need to configure samba to let the pcs see the Mac, look at this tutorial, here http://www.mac-connect.com/win_mac_samba.php. It seems to be for a older version of OS X (10.2 / 10.3 I think), but the steps should be the same/ similar. Anyway, basically, you need to enable samba to let the Windows users see the Mac.

Shake 'n' Bake
May 30, 2009, 05:06 PM
You probably need to configure samba to let the pcs see the Mac, look at this tutorial, here http://www.mac-connect.com/win_mac_samba.php. It seems to be for a older version of OS X (10.2 / 10.3 I think), but the steps should be the same/ similar. Anyway, basically, you need to enable samba to let the Windows users see the Mac.

Forgot to mention it, but Samba is enabled.