how to make guest for mac and password-access for others

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by Daniel Bauke, Dec 16, 2003.

  1. Daniel Bauke

    Daniel Bauke Guest

    i've got w2k3 ent. i've got a lot of apples speaking through appletalk. i
    need to share files with them, but AFAIK they cannot authorize through
    native apple protocol, so i added guest access to allow them access to
    "microsoft uam" folder and to allow them to install it. till now everything
    works fine.

    but after allowing guest access windows clients (mostly w2k pro) access
    as guest instead of show a dialog to ask for credentials. how i can make
    them access without guest? active directory is on the way, but it take some
    time to implement it and i would like to have something more user-friendly
    than "net use x: \\srv /user:trusted"..

    Daniel Bauke, Dec 16, 2003
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  2. Hi Daniel!

    Once the UAM is installed on the Macs, you can disable the Guest account,
    which you should do anyway for security's sake. The UAM will allow the Macs
    to access the server using Microsoft authentication, which is what you're
    probably after by installing it in the first place.

    To avoid this problem as you go, you may just want to burn the UAM to a CD
    and install it on the Macs from there or put it in a shared email folder.

    Hope this helps! bill
    William M. Smith, Dec 17, 2003
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