Windows 8 --> OS X Server 10.6.8

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by whyrichard, Jun 18, 2013.

  1. whyrichard macrumors 68000

    Aug 15, 2002


    How do i connect a windows 8 laptop to my server running 10.6.8?

    Do i need to change the settings of the server?
    What do i need to do on the laptop? I can't find any info online for this configuration...

    thanks for any help!

  2. assembled macrumors regular

    Jan 12, 2009
    do you mean connect as in connect to a SMB file share? or connect as in bind to OD ? or something else ?
  3. whyrichard thread starter macrumors 68000

    Aug 15, 2002
    We have 3 macs accessing files from a 10.6.8 os x Server through ethernet. The mac's also can connect via wifi.

    We have a guest computer trying to access the server either by wifi or ethernet, neither will work. I do not know how to configure the server or the windows 8 computer to access the mac mini server...

    ... any suggestions? is there more info that I could give you?

  4. BayouTiger macrumors 6502


    Jul 24, 2008
    New Orleans
    I am a mac fanatic, but I found after fighting with Win7/8 clients for a few months, the best option was a Windows 2012 Essentials server running in Fusion! No matter how I tried I could not get permissions to propagate to files shared from Win clients on OSXS. Finally decided to give up!

    I know not the right answer, but that's where I am.
  5. whyrichard thread starter macrumors 68000

    Aug 15, 2002
    wow. that's really horrible...

    ... is it?



    what if i'm only concerned with the windows 8 computer to be able to read files, not necessarily write them?

  6. PrePressAcrobat macrumors member

    Nov 2, 2010
    Try making a new user on the MAC server
    that is the "Computer Name" of the PC.

  7. dimme macrumors 65816

    Feb 14, 2007
    SF, CA
    I have a MT Lion Server and have no problems connecting a Windows 8 Laptop. I just using a SMB share. Is SMB sharing turned on at the server?
  8. whyrichard thread starter macrumors 68000

    Aug 15, 2002
    yes it is. what else do i need to do to connect to the server?

    is that the only server setting I need to enable? is the rest done from the win8 computer?

  9. mwhities macrumors 6502a

    Jul 13, 2011
    Are you receiving any errors?

    I'm running MLS and I had (replaced with an iMac now) Windows XP box and I had to make sure the WorkGroup setting (Network) was set to the same as the XP system.

    Not sure if that's the same issue but, it might work.

    Please detail (screen shots?) any error messages that you might get. Maybe more details on your current settings on the Server and PC.
  10. voigtstr macrumors member

    Jan 31, 2008
    Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
    Do you have bonjour installed on the windows machines? (not sure if needed but can't hurt :)

    Also an option is to have a USB disk hooked up to an apple router. My pc's have never had an issue seeing that.

    For shares already set up on the OS X server, you should be able to open file explorer in windows, browse down to network, click on the server name, it will ask you for a login, provide a login that has rights to the file shares, it should let you in. It worked for me anyway...
  11. macking104 macrumors 6502


    Jan 14, 2003
    California, USA
  12. whyrichard thread starter macrumors 68000

    Aug 15, 2002
    you guys are all fantastic!

    I need to revive this thread...

    So I will be setting up an (2009) imac to run windows 7, and that machine will need to access our mac mini server running osc 10.6.8.

    WINDOWS 7 ---> MAC MINI SERVER OSX 10.6.8...? Is this possible and how????????

    thank you sooooo much for your help!


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