Lion and Windows Sharing

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by lawrencecraig, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. lawrencecraig macrumors newbie

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    Hi All,

    Require a bit of help or clarification.

    I am currently trying to get my windows pc and mac to play nicely. All I am looking to do is get my mac to be able to have read/write access to certain folders on my windows PC. I have looked through multiple guides but not getting anywhere.

    So far I can connect ok (using SMB) to my windows machine. I can read/write access (says I have custom access) to the Public and user folders. However with my shared folders on my partitioned HD, I can connect but it only gives me read access. I have tried changing the permissions so Everyone has read/write access but its still not letting me.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks
     
  2. SRLMJ23 macrumors 65816

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  3. MatP macrumors newbie

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    Did you authenticate with a username and password that exists on the windows machine? Make sure you use an account that exists on windows. I believe that the permissions for "everyone" are only for windows accounts on that machine.
     
  4. lawrencecraig thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks for the heads up on office for mac. Will give it a try.

    With regards to the user access, yes, when I connect via SMB I authenticate using the main administrator username and password but still no joy.
     
  5. tombee macrumors member

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    I am also trying to connect my MBA to my windows machine with no luck.
    I looked into the WinOffice remote desktop download as posted above, but it said was not compatible with os x 10.7 and above (which is where I am).

    any thoughts/solutions?
     
  6. tombee macrumors member

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    Well I tried the remote desktop download from microsoft from the link above and it worked...not sure why it says not compatible with this os version, but...
     
  7. drambuie macrumors 6502a

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    It's probably because the MS remote desktop app hasn't been updated to include 10.7 in its OS X compatibility list. The advertised compatibility of the remote desktop included in Office:mac 2011 is OS X 10.5.8, or later.
     

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