OSX lion Server and Windows XP client- acces problem

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by stevegp, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. stevegp macrumors newbie

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    Oct 5, 2011
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    Hi all,
    I´ve recently purchased a mac mini server running lion and the lion server app.
    We have 4 PC´s running Win XP SP2 and one running Win 7, plus mac´s.
    The mac´s and the Win 7 machine can access the server just fine.
    The Win XP machines don´t resolve the name of the server properly in the network listing, and can´t access the server, are there any known issues with
    PC´s running XP SP2 accesing a Lion Server.

    I´m not getting any success, and am starting to pull my hair out !
    :mad:
    Thanks in advance

    Steven
     
  2. ernopena macrumors newbie

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    Aug 28, 2011
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    Use IP address instead of server name

    Have you tried connecting to the OS X Server using the IP address instead of the server name on the XP PC's?
     
  3. ohsnap macrumors regular

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    Aug 5, 2004
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    Lion uses SMB2 found in Vista and later, not in XP. Win7 uses SMB2 which is why you can mount Lion shares in Win7.
     

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