Moving to Mac from Windows - some questions

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Sue De Nimes, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. Sue De Nimes macrumors 6502a

    Sue De Nimes

    Apr 10, 2012
    I am thinking of moving from my current Windows based PC to an iMac (when the next refresh happens)

    I currently have a network running from home. I have a WHS 2011 based server which holds all my media.

    Attached to this I have a desktop PC I use at the moment, a laptop running Windows 7, a HTPC running OpenELEC (Linux based XBMC OS) as well as an iPad and an Android tab. Oh, I also have an iPhone and a Samsung Galaxy S2.

    Those devices are shared between my wife and I.

    Can anyone advise me on how an iMac will get on with my setup. I want to be able to use the Windows Home Server box for backups and storing my media. How will OSX get on with this? Also, I want to be able to manage the WHS from my iMac - is this possibe?
  2. ScoobyMcDoo macrumors 65816

    Nov 26, 2007
    Austin, TX
    OS X has Samba to talk to windows file shares. As far as manager your WHS, I'm not sure because I am really not really sure what you mean. Perhaps Remote Desktop Connection from Microsoft would do the trick...
  3. Sue De Nimes thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sue De Nimes

    Apr 10, 2012
    I use Remote Desktop Connection at the moment. I can use that from an iMac as well?

    Will "Time Machine" work backing up to a WHS setup?
  4. satcomer macrumors 603


    Feb 19, 2008
    The Finger Lakes Region
    Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection for Mac OS X

    Time Machine requires a HFS+ (Mac OS Extended) formatted drive.

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