why is sharing between windows 7 and lion so hard

Discussion in 'macOS' started by utl768, Dec 20, 2011.

  1. utl768 macrumors 6502

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    so both computers are setup for sharing with all the settings and either get denied or it just doesnt show up half the time
     
  2. matrix07 macrumors 601

    matrix07

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    I don't know what I did wrong. As far as I remember I didn't do a single thing but I always see my PCs in Finder/Shared. Better yet I can copy from and to at will. :confused:
     
  3. ScoobyMcDoo macrumors 65816

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    Austin, TX
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    What are you using for authentication? I mean, is this a home network where each computer has it's own set of users, or are you using something like active directory? I you are using AD, your mac has to join the domain.

    At work we use AD, and I don't always see the servers unless I explicitly connect to them (cmd-k). But I never have any problems transferring files. I do sometimes have problems editing files while they are on the server though. I typically copy them locally, edit them, then copy them back. I never have any of these problems connecting to my linux boxes with nfs - that is very seamless.
     

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