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Connect Windows Vista PC to MacOS X fileserver

Follow the instructions below step by step


To enable Windows Vista to connect to Mac OS X with Windows File Sharing enabled, you will need to change the following policy in Windows Vista:

Start --> Run --> secpol.msc [enter]

Click on "Local Policies" --> "Security Options"

Navigate to the policy "Network Security: LAN Manager authentication level" and double-click it to get its Properties.
By default Windows Vista sets the policy to "NTVLM2 responses only".
Use the drop-down arrow to change this to "LM and NTLM use NTLMV2 session security if negotiated".

In Vista Home Premium, you won't have this tool so do:

1. Run the registry editor and open this key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentContr... l\Lsa

2. If it doesn't already exist, create a DWORD value named 'LmCompatibilityLevel'

3. Set the value to '1'

4. Reboot

For more info, look at: http://www.vistax64.com/vista-general/53712-connecting-osx-macs.html

After you have made the changes described here, you are able to connect to a MacOS fileserver the same way as XP clients do.










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