Mac and Server Communication

Discussion in 'iMac' started by shannonf688, Sep 21, 2010.

  1. shannonf688 macrumors newbie

    Sep 21, 2010
    Hi everybody,

    I work in a small office where we all use Mac desktop computers. We have a server run from a PC and have so much trouble connecting to it. I know a new server will help but does anybody know of a solution without getting a new server. Such as software etc? Please help!!!:eek:
  2. symbology macrumors regular

    Aug 4, 2010
    Sorry, but not enough information.

    To begin with, what are the symptoms of your issues? How are you connecting to this server? Have you always had issues?

    The more information and detail you can provide the better.
  3. shannonf688 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 21, 2010
    We keep getting kicked off the server and off our e-mail (Entourage). Also, we are constantly prompted for e-mail passwords due to the connection. And, we have e-mails sitting in the Outbox presumably not sent but sometimes they are.

    I'm not sure how we connect to the server but I believe it's run through a PC which I assume is the problem...But I'm looking for ways to solve it without completely purchasing a new server.
  4. symbology macrumors regular

    Aug 4, 2010
    So, it is just a problem with Entourage? Not CIFS/SMB access?

    I hate to break it to you, but Entourage sucks and is very problematic. The only advise I can give you is upgrade to Office 2011 ASAP.

    Well, not the only advise. Another option is to run something like Parallels, VMWare or Virtualbox and install a windows OS in a VM and run Outlook.
  5. macros73 macrumors newbie

    Jul 11, 2010
    Office 2011 for Mac has hit RTM stage. It should be available in another month or so.

    It comes with Outlook, not Entourage, which should solve your problems assuming you use Exchange 2007 or higher for an email server.
  6. symbology macrumors regular

    Aug 4, 2010
    Another option is to just use OWA if you have web access setup on the Exchange server.

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