iTunes: Networking: Mac Clients and Windows 7 Server

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Esoin, May 12, 2010.

  1. Esoin macrumors member

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    My current network setup:

    I have a MacMini and a Macbook Pro. I have to independently update each Mac machine with new mp3s. Sure, I can use the iTunes network share feature, but I don't want to leave my Mac on all the time when I have a Windows 7 server specifically for serving media. I also want to be able to sync my ipods/iphones on any Mac client machine.

    What I want to achieve:

    I want to store all my mp3s, itunes apps, and library.xml file on my Windows server and use my Macs as iTunes clients.

    Example tutorial: (Only for Macs, though)

    http://theappleblog.com/2008/10/13/one-itunes-library-on-multiple-computers/

    My concerns:

    1) The library.xml paths are formatted differently for Macs and Windows. I assume this would only be a problem if I have a Windows iTunes client machine? Or maybe it's a problem regardless of a windows client?

    2) The windows 7 server has a NTFS file system. Will my Macs be able to read/write information to/from the Windows server?

    3) Any other foreseeable problems?

    Thanks much, esoin
     
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