Mac Mini Server??

Discussion in 'macOS' started by coolant113, Jan 3, 2008.

  1. coolant113 macrumors 6502

    coolant113

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    i have a mac mini that i dont use alot. i want to make it into a file server but i am not to sure on how to.. I need advice...and what kind of software and what kind of network i should setup..?

    I am eager to set this up...

    All the help is appreciated.. Thank you in advance
    :apple::apple:
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    There's not really all that much you need to do. OSX will make it pretty easy for you to share files form it. How is your current network set up? What other machines do you want to connect to this?
     
  3. coolant113 thread starter macrumors 6502

    coolant113

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    well i have alot of window home edition machines that i want to connect to it.. thats where i need help is connecting them to my mac:apple::apple:
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Connect them to the same router and then follow this guide to give them access to the mini. :)
     
  5. coolant113 thread starter macrumors 6502

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  6. itsallinurhead macrumors 6502

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  7. bmcgrath macrumors 65816

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    All Macs have gigabit ethernet now don't they?
     
  8. plinden macrumors 68040

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    Yeah, but that doesn't help if you don't have a gigabit router.
     
  9. stukdog macrumors 6502

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    I suppose you've figured it out by now. If your C2D mini is running Leopard, the process is changed just a bit from the tutorial that was linked. It's still in File Sharing, but you'll want to check the options.

    I run a few hundred Mac mini servers. If you have any questions on your setup, feel free to PM me.
     

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