Re: Server 2003 and Mac OS X
From: Roman B (romanb_at_seanet.com)
Date: Thu, 27 May 2004 15:23:36 -0700
Thanks, I got it to work. However, it was not sufficient to set Network
Server: Digitally Sign
Communications to disabled (it was already). I had to set Domain Member:
digitally encrypt and sign (always) to disabled.
"NiGHTS" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> The issue is that a Domain Controllers running windows 2003 server has
> the security setting titled Microsoft Network Server: Digitally Sign
> Communications is set to always by default on windows 2003 domain
> controllers. When this setting is set to always digitally sign
> communications you will not be able to access SMB shares from a mac.
> To disable that setting you need to fire up your active directory
> users and computers, then right click on domain controllers then click
> on the group policy tab, and then double click your domain controller
> group policy. From there you need to click windows settings, then
> security settings then local policies, then security options you will
> find this setting in this list. Set it to disabled, which is less
> secure but without making this change you can not connect to SMB
> shares from a mac on a windows 2003 domain controller.
> Hope that helps.
> "Roman B" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> > I have a small LAN with 2003 server as the domain server and file
> > recently installed a G5 Mac on the network, but I cannot access the file
> > server. I get a "login incorrect" error, even though the login is
> > This works fine from other Windows machines. Interestingly Remote
> > works fine on the MAC, even though security-wise this is more dangerous.
> > It is hard make sense of all the security settings - I set all the basic
> > ones that are needed to access the server and it works for Windows but
> > for the MAC.
> > Any help would be appreciated.
> > Roman Budzianowski