File sharing with a PC on a domain

Discussion in 'macOS' started by akadmon, Jan 25, 2007.

  1. akadmon macrumors 68010

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    I have a work PC laptop that is joined to a company domain and I would like to be able to access it on my Mac based home network. Can this be done?
     
  2. Allstermac macrumors member

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  3. akadmon thread starter macrumors 68010

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    I installed RDC and checked Allow users to connect remotely to this computer in Control Panel/System on my PC laptop; typed the PC's computer name in Mac RDC -- no luck:( I get a message that the computer cannot be found. BTW, the firewall on my laptop PC is off. BTW2, I can access my other (non-domained) PCs in the house just fine.
     
  4. Allstermac macrumors member

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    I checked this morning and ours does go into a domain, the log in looks like this ( servername . Company name.com : IP extension)
    ie: mail.gesystems.com:3311
    ... Our company uses MS sever 2003? not sure how it's configured. If we have any IT folks around, maybe they can help?

    Heres a link on how to configure RDC ? http://www.microsoft.com/mac/otherproducts/otherproducts.aspx?pid=Article_RDC
     
  5. akadmon thread starter macrumors 68010

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    I was able to get RDC working by putting in the IP address. However, all I can do is control the my laptop from the Mac. Not really what I want do. What I want to do is to be able to see the files on my PC in the Finder so that I can sync certain folders with those on my Mac as a way of a backup.

    Even though I can see the PC on the Network and even though when I dbl clk its name a dialog comes up that already has the proper user and domain listed, I get the following message: The alias "[computer name]" could not be opened because the original item cannot be found.
     
  6. islandmonusvi macrumors newbie

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    Set-up a PC Workgroup then use your Mac via Samba DCHP > IP to access those drive directories which have the Workgroup permissions.
    You can also alias into 'Public' .
     
  7. ecksmen macrumors member

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    You need to share folders on the windows PC - then connect to them as a network share. smb://ipaddressofthecomputer/nameofnetworkshare IIRC.
     

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