i got a workgroup server!

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  1. macEfan macrumors 65816


    Apr 7, 2005
    Forbidden, you do not have access to that server
    Hi, i am so happy!

    I got my hands on a WGS 60!
    It has a dos card in it so i can run both Windoz and mac os.
    Now i have a question:

    I want to turn it into a server.(for filesharing, printer sharing, etc.)

    how can i do this?

    also i though it would be cool if i could make it valitdate peoples passwords before it lets them on the network.

    is this possible?

    And lastly, it there a free version of appleshare IP avalible for download anywhere?

    BTW the machine has 72mb ram and a 1.2gb hard drive, and os 9

  2. RacerX macrumors 65832

    Aug 2, 2004
    Well, each version of AppleShare has OS requirements... and they are usually pretty strict (meaning that older versions of AppleShare tend not to work with newer versions of the Mac OS). Also, the versions of the Mac OS that you run with AppleShare IP are different from the standard versions... and require special updates compared to the standard versions.

    Here is a list of the AppleShare versions and there related operating systems. As I recall, Apple started shipping special versions of the Mac OS with AppleShare starting with AppleShare IP 5.0.
    AppleShare 3.0.x uses System 7.0 to 7.1 (7.1 recommended)
    AppleShare 4.0.x uses System 7.0.1 to 7.5.3
    AppleShare 4.1 uses System 7.5.1
    AppleShare 4.2 uses System 7.5.1
    AppleShare 4.2.1 uses System 7.5.3 to 7.6
    AppleShare IP 5.0 uses System 7.6.x
    AppleShare IP 5.0.2 uses System 7.6.x to 8.0
    AppleShare IP 5.0.3 uses Mac OS 8.0 to 8.1
    AppleShare IP 6.0 uses Mac OS 8.1
    AppleShare IP 6.1 uses Mac OS 8.1 to 8.5 (8.5 recommended)
    AppleShare IP 6.2 uses Mac OS 8.6
    AppleShare IP 6.3 uses Mac OS 9.0
    AppleShare IP 6.3.1 uses Mac OS 9.0.4
    AppleShare IP 6.3.3 uses Mac OS 9.1​
    There is no free version of AppleShare as all versions use licensed software and would also be considered competing products with Mac OS X Server.

    Further, AppleShare IP requires a license string to install it.

    The Workgroup Server 60 is a 68040 system... are you sure that you have Mac OS 9 on it? The highest system that can be run on a 68040 is Mac OS 8.1. If you have Mac OS 9 on it, then it may be a Workgroup Server 6150.
    Actually you can do a lot of that type of stuff with Mac OS 8/9. I set up one client with Mac OS 8.6 and had the system sharing a printer, had a set of users and set up share points on the server volume. There was only three people, so AppleShare seemed a little over kill for their needs.

    I administered servers running AppleShare IP 5.0, 6.1 and 6.3.x (and have 3.0 though I've never installed it on a system). On those systems I believe you can set it up that way (at least I know you can in 6.x).

    If you're using a WGS 60, then the newest version of AppleShare that you can use would be 4.0.x. AppleShare 4.1 and later require PowerPC systems.
  3. 840quadra Moderator


    Staff Member

    Feb 1, 2005
    Twin Cities Minnesota
    My Quadra 840av is currently running plain old OS 8.1 (68040 processor) and serves my network as a print server (SUPER old Apple inkjet printer), shares some classic applications, and holds copies of my DRM protected music purchased from ITMS. t currently has no issues serving both my G4 systems, my G3 iBook, nor my G5 with all of those functions. OS 8.1 has some quite powerful share features right out of the box, including simple web sharing.

    I am able to communicate with this system VIA Appletalk networking, or TCP/IP without any real issues besides speed. The Quadra came with 10mb ethernet which was quite good for the time (think thinnet, ticknet Coaxial of the days), however when doing a copy of video or audio files, it can get quite slow!

    As RacerX stated, don't worry about the workgroup server software, unless you really want it for true authentic reasons.

  4. macEfan thread starter macrumors 65816


    Apr 7, 2005
    Forbidden, you do not have access to that server
    your right, it is a powerpc WGS 6150. I made a mistake. About the print server, how can i set it up? not quite sure. BTW the printer is an apple personal laserwriter 300.


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