Accessing afp server from Windows 8.1

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  1. saturnotaku macrumors 68000

    Mar 4, 2013
    My job allows me to work from home occasionally. In OS X, I set up a connection to the company VPN. After logging on there, I use cmd+k to connect to the server, which is afp://ServerName. After that, it prompts me for another login/password, which I enter and then go on my merry way.

    I'd like to do the same thing in Windows 8.1 (non-Pro if that makes a difference). For this, I connect to the VPN using Cisco's AnyConnect client (piece of garbage software, but it's the only thing that works). I then mapped a network folder to the server. I can access all my files and copy them to my computer. However, when I try to upload them, it gives me a permissions error. I think this stems from the fact that Windows doesn't prompt me for the secondary user ID and password that OS X does, but I can't figure out where to put that information.

    Any help is appreciated.
  2. SlCKB0Y macrumors 68040


    Feb 25, 2012
    Sydney, Australia
    Since Windows 8.1 does not support AFP shares, your work is probably doing the following:

    1. Mapping an SMB share to the same directories as the AFP share. On Windows you are actually connecting to the SMB share.

    2. Unlike the AFP share where you use your credentials to authenticate, the SMB share is either guest/read only, or your employer has not provided you with credentials, or you can use the same credentials (but aren't).
  3. saturnotaku thread starter macrumors 68000

    Mar 4, 2013
    What I want to know is where I would enter those credentials. I haven't tried because I don't know.

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