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

    Oct 5, 2011
    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 !
    Thanks in advance

  2. ernopena macrumors newbie

    Aug 28, 2011
    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

    Aug 5, 2004
    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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