Hi Everyone! How to network with W7 and Apple?

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Networking' started by composer, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. composer

    composer New Member

    Jan 14, 2009
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    I have been using a mac for a few years (no drivers for vista for high end audio) but downloaded BETA and am loving it!!!

    Much faster, awesome, am love, love loving it - -

    Anyway, can someone help me and show me how to network as well as documentation on networking?

    The following is my set up:

    Macbook Pro = Wireless (Tiger, Main Hard Drive, Leopard on External)
    Windows XP = Bootcamp, same device as above.
    PC= Ethernet, Windows 7
    Printer=Ethernet (seen by both machines)

    They both see the printer and are all connected to the router. I can see the PC in Leopards side bar but can't connect and can't see the mac from the Windows 7 system.

    Help is greatly appreciated.
  2. sisyphus

    sisyphus New Member

    Jan 12, 2009
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    Windows 7 will only network with other computers running Win 7.
    I installed Win 7 on my notebook, and the network setup was a piece of cake.
  3. dnegrich

    dnegrich New Member

    Jan 14, 2009
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    It works!

    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

    the real difference between vista and win 7 seems to be 10 and 11 (setting the minimum)

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