why is sharing between windows 7 and lion so hard

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

  1. utl768 macrumors 6502

    Sep 8, 2009
    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


    Jun 24, 2010
    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

    Nov 26, 2007
    Austin, TX
    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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