In article <7oAib.50627$nyroc.rr.com>,
"Jim Crowell" <com> wrote:
I'm currently working something similar. I have an iMac running 10.2.8
and a Vaio laptop running Windows 2000 Professional, both connecting to
the outside world through an Airport Extreme base station. The iMac and
Vaio both have DHCP-assigned IP numbers on the same subnet. On the iMac,
I have, via the Sharing settings panel, turned on File Sharing and
Windows File Sharing. On the Firewall tab of Sharing, I clicked on New
in order to activate SMB File Sharing. Assuming Shares are appropriately
defined on the Windows machine, you should then have no trouble mounting
Windows shares on the Mac. Going the other way is a little harder.
There's no trouble finding the Mac in the Windows Network Neighborhood
(or whatever it's called in XP). But logging in can be a challenge. My
discovery of the weekend is that your first-created admin account in OS
10.2 cannot be configured to be able to login from Windows, regardless
of whether Windows File Sharing (and SMB) are activated in Sharing.
However, you can create a *second* user, with those capabilities. But
this isn't terribly useful because the files you presumably want to
share aren't in User#2's home folder. There is a donation-ware
Preference Pane you can get called SharePoints that is supposed to help
with this, but I haven't fiddled with it. Essentially, it lets you
define other folders than your Public folder as shareable.
What I haven't figured out yet is the Printer Sharing. I have a Deskjet
5550 connected directly to the iMac, and I can't get the Vaio to see it.
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