OS X Leopard As A Server - HELP

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  1. IMcD23 macrumors regular

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    I made an earlier thread about putting a file sharing server system on an iBook G4. I was advised to just put on Leopard and enable file sharing. I did and it is working for afp, but when I enable SMB, it does not ask for a password when connecting from a PC. I tried it with both vista and xp, the guest account is disabled. what is wrong?
     
  2. tersono macrumors 68000

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    In the file sharing prefpane, click options, check 'share files and folders using SMB' and then check the local accounts that you want to have access.
     
  3. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    And don't forget, you're limited to 10 concurrent connections.
     
  4. IMcD23 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I already did, that doesn't fix it.
     
  5. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Is your Windows login username & password the same as it is on the Mac?
    If so, then Windows automatically substitutes this information when making an SMB connection. You'll only get a pop-up if the username/password are wrong.
     
  6. IMcD23 thread starter macrumors regular

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    No, they are not, the problem is that it doesn't ask me for a password when i log in on the windows computer. It just shows me all the shared folders but they are all read only, i need permissions to edit them. There is no where to log in.
     
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    This sounds suspiciously like you're connecting to the Windows PC from your Mac? Maybe we need some clarification here... please be as specific as possible.
     
  8. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    from File Explorer in XP.

    Tools > Map Network Drive

    Use any drive letter you want (I use M: for Mac :) ) and for folder name use \\<mac ip address>\<sharename>

    Click the Connect using a different user name link and enter your OS X username and password

    Click Ok, then click Finish
     
  9. AENAON macrumors member

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    Great post kingjr3, I always wondered where the "connect as.." equivalent is in windows :)
     

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