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Windows 7: Networking with a Mac?

12 Jan 2009   #1

OS X 10.6 and Windows 7
 
 
Networking with a Mac?

Has anyone been successful with this? I can easily mount folders/drives on my mac, but from Windows 7, my Mac isn't showing up on the network. This was ridiculously easy with Vista, but i think this 'Homegroup' situation is messing things up.

iTunes sharing works on both computers, so I know they're networked.

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12 Jan 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Have you set up advanced sharing, mine looks like this and it all works fine.

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12 Jan 2009   #3

OS X 10.6 and Windows 7
 
 

hmm, i'll check it out. never saw that screen. thanks!
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15 Jan 2009   #4

OSX
 
 

I'm having similar issues. I have an imac running 10.5.6, 1 vista laptop, 2 XP desktops & 1 laptop with a new installation of Win 7. I can log into Windows 7 from the mac & the vista laptop but if I go to the Windows 7 laptop both the mac & vista laptops appear in the network lisst but when trying to connect to either I get "cannot access \\mac" etc. The 2 XP machines have no problems connecting to Windows 7, Mac or vista & the Windows 7 machine can access the 2 XP machines ok.

I only need the Windows 7 laptop to be able to access the mac for the external hard drive that has all our pics, music movies etc on it & also it's printer. I had no trouble doing this in Vista.

thanks
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15 Jan 2009   #5

OSX
 
 

Found a fix!

Windows 7 and Mac OS X Sharing

FIXED IT!!!

Accessing Mac OS X Windows Sharing from Windows 7
Windows 7 will not work with Mac OS X Windows file sharing support by default. If you attempt to access a folder shared from Mac OS X, Vista will display a logon error repeatedly.
The problem is that Vista, by default, will only use NTLMv2 for authentication, which is not supported by Mac OS X's Windows Sharing service.
The other problem is the Minimum Session Security for NTVLM SSP based Clients.
To get around this:
1. In Vista, open the Control Panel
2. Switch to "Classic" view
3. Double-click Administration Tools
4. Double-click Local Security Policy
5. Or Secpol.msc
6. Expand "Local Policies" and select "Security Options"
7. Alternate : Type secpol.msc to get editor up then
8. Locate "Network Security: LAN Manager Authentication Level" in the list and double-click it.
9. Change the setting from "Send NTMLv2 response only" to "Send LM & NTLM - use NTLMv2 session if negotiated"
10. Network Security: Minimum session security for NTLM SSP Based (including secure RPC) Clients
11. Change the setting from "require 128 bit" to unchecked (No Minimum)
12. Click OK


I had tried this before EXCEPT steps 10 & 11 which apparently is the only difference between Vista & 7. Bang- works like a charm.
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15 Jan 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks for sharing Bigstu and welcome to the forums.
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15 Jan 2009   #7

OS X 10.6 and Windows 7
 
 

thanks for the info, i'll try this when i get home!
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16 Jan 2009   #8

xp & win7 & OSX 10.5.6
 
 

hi guys i can see my pc but unable to log on any help that is via my home network
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30 Nov 2009   #9

windows 7
 
 

OK,my problem is I have Windows 7, not Vista or XP, and have no idea how to get to the places you are sending me to make the fix.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigstu View Post
Found a fix!

Windows 7 and Mac OS X Sharing

FIXED IT!!!

Accessing Mac OS X Windows Sharing from Windows 7
Windows 7 will not work with Mac OS X Windows file sharing support by default. If you attempt to access a folder shared from Mac OS X, Vista will display a logon error repeatedly.
The problem is that Vista, by default, will only use NTLMv2 for authentication, which is not supported by Mac OS X's Windows Sharing service.
The other problem is the Minimum Session Security for NTVLM SSP based Clients.
To get around this:
1. In Vista, open the Control Panel
2. Switch to "Classic" view
3. Double-click Administration Tools
4. Double-click Local Security Policy
5. Or Secpol.msc
6. Expand "Local Policies" and select "Security Options"
7. Alternate : Type secpol.msc to get editor up then
8. Locate "Network Security: LAN Manager Authentication Level" in the list and double-click it.
9. Change the setting from "Send NTMLv2 response only" to "Send LM & NTLM - use NTLMv2 session if negotiated"
10. Network Security: Minimum session security for NTLM SSP Based (including secure RPC) Clients
11. Change the setting from "require 128 bit" to unchecked (No Minimum)
12. Click OK


I had tried this before EXCEPT steps 10 & 11 which apparently is the only difference between Vista & 7. Bang- works like a charm.
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30 Nov 2009   #10

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Soulglow View Post
Has anyone been successful with this? I can easily mount folders/drives on my mac, but from Windows 7, my Mac isn't showing up on the network. This was ridiculously easy with Vista, but i think this 'Homegroup' situation is messing things up.

iTunes sharing works on both computers, so I know they're networked.
I am not sure if this was just overlooked, but the new "Homegroup" network is ONLY for Windows 7 computers. If you want to network with other OSs, use the "Workgroup" networking.

Cheers!
Robert

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