|Nov 27, 2012, 09:19 AM||#1|
Windows 8 editions
Forgive the Windows question on an Apple forum, but I find my fellow Mac users here very knowledgable and helpful.
My workplace runs Windows and I was asked to recommend some PCs for purchase. They were bought with the standard edition of Windows 8 but I know we will need to access shared network drives, which we use to shared documents between our three current computers.
Looking at a comparison of the Windows 8 editions, I'm wondering if shared network drive access is what is referred to as "Services for Network File System," which would mean I need Windows 8 Enterprise edition.
Thanks for any help!
|Nov 30, 2012, 04:51 AM||#2|
I'm on Win 8 Pro on my work account, and have it set up to access my domain user account. I also can access shared files, both on the server and other computers using the usual "//computername/directory" sharing.
If this is all you're looking for, then Win 8 Pro will be fine (I haven't tried Win 8 standard edition, so can't speak for that)
Hope that helps
|Nov 30, 2012, 07:35 AM||#3|
If that gives you problems and you find you have to roll back to Windows 7, the license is convertible backwards to a Windows 7 Pro license also.
|Nov 30, 2012, 03:27 PM||#5|
Finder -> Go -> Connect to Server -> smb://computername/directory
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