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Windows 7: Workgroup/network sharing Mac OS X(I have searched)

11 Oct 2009   #11

Win7 Build 7600 x86

I take it you are not using the new homegroup thing.

At the share tab of the folders you shared, do you have the user "everyone" set with full permissions?
That is the best way to set it.

You can always restrict access through the security tab.

Further in the advanced network settings of W7 there is a list of things you can set,
like network discovery, which bit level for security (default is 128bit),
enable file and printer sharing, share with or without password,

the last one is most important, it's "let windows control the homegroup" or "use useraccounts and passwords".
You need the set latter.

Maybe you should have a look there.

Rightclick on network icon (next to the clock) and select "open networkcenter".

Then on the left pane go to advanced settinngs for sharing..

Hope this helps.

Good luck

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11 Oct 2009   #12

Windows 7

I am a step further... I made the 2003 server an AD server, and joined the Win7 machine to the domain. On the Macbook I added the AD domain, which was successful (you have to use the IP of the AD server!). I now still see the server shares, can access them. I also see my own macbook (on the macbook), but funnily can't access it over that object (probably because the macbook didn't really join the AD domain, but only uses it's directory for search path etc). Though I still don't see the Win7 machine on the macbook...

Edit: What I forgot: on the Win7 machine I see the macbook now, and can access it
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26 Oct 2009   #13

Windows 7
This is a known issue

I have been troubleshooting this issue with Apple for months. It is a known issue, as far as Apple is concerned. Using the Windows 7 RC I have modified every setting under the sun and spent hours on the phone with very capable technicians (they don't use offshore's amazing).

There is definitely something different with the SMB protocol since Windows 7. I have the sneaking suspicion it is related to homegroup, and potentially known, if not on purpose. I don't say that as the usual conspiracy theorists (I see value in both Mac and Windows) but as if Microsoft had to adjust its network to advance it. The tough thing is, no solution so far.

I'll keep you posted when I find a REAL solution (ie: I don't have the ability to create a 2003 Server, nor should we have to).
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26 Oct 2009   #14

Windows 7

I have my Win7 machine now visible on the mac. It seems that the broadcasting in the local network is different now. When you enable the Homegroup thing, it makes the machine visible again, seems that it is broadcasting again then...
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27 Oct 2009   #15

Windows 7

What changed?
You say that it is different now and working. I have homegroup enabled. What did you do differently, besides "re-enabling" homegroup?
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27 Oct 2009   #16

Windows 7

hm, nothing else as far as I remember... M$ always did the broadcast thing to the adress, so every computer on the same network saw each other (up to a network-switch). Obviously they changed that behaviour with windows 7, and the homegroup thing brings it back for easier networking. At least that sound plausible, gotta gogle that up a bit...

btw, I didn't enable the homegroup on *my* computer, but on my wifes
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