AFP connection to Windows 2000 Server?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by TomBillet, Dec 28, 2006.

  1. TomBillet macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    I have a windows 2000 server setup and configured with Mac Services. I can connect to it fine with SMB but according to a software product called "Clients and Profit" I must use AFP. However, when I try connecting to a Windows 2000 Mac enabled share using afp://servername/sharename I get an authentication window. I fill in a valid username and password and upon pressing the OK button then I get a message saying it is unable to mount the share. Is it possible to use AFP to connect to a Windows 2000 server?

    Thanks,
    Tom
     
  2. simie macrumors 6502a

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  3. TomBillet thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That was the fix

    Thanks simie! I have been trying to find information about UAM and the link you gave me was good reading. Also, I am now able to mount a share using afp as is required by the software. However, after following these posts in this forum, it sounds like smb is the more reliable connection method. I am not sure why the software company requires afp.

    Thanks again,
    Tom
     
  4. simie macrumors 6502a

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    There are some third party AFP software replacements for the servers that allow better support for this protocol, but they don't come cheap.

    But even so is more reliable.
     

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