[muglo] Re: server question

  • From: rbliss00@xxxxxxxxxx
  • To: muglo@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2008 21:07:51 -0700 (PDT)

We use several SMB shares in our production environment.   Originally it was 
just for testing and for simplifying permissions assignment, but the AFP 
services provided on Windows Server 2003 is outdated (doesn't support long 
filesnames) and we didn't want to use a third party product like ExtremeZIP 
(although it is an excellent product).
The trick we found was trying to preserve the Mac resource files.   We needed 
to mount both the original AFP share and the new SMB share on a mac desktop 
then copy the files from the AFP volume to the SMB volume.  After that was 
done, we could delete the AFP shares and just use the SMB shares.
I read somewhere that Services For Macintosh is EOL and is not 
included in Windows Server 2008.

----- Original Message ----
From: Dean Danis <dean_danis@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: muglo@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Tuesday, September 9, 2008 2:40:48 PM
Subject: [muglo] Re: server question

Hello Mary,

A 'Server' can have many services running on it like SMB, FTP, DNS, and so on. 
In smaller environments the 'Sever' may have all of these services running on 
one computer, but in larger offices the services may be distributed amongst 
several computers. Windows server 2003 does support the AFP protocol and users 
in a mixed enviroment can both connect to the server using the protocols that 
their operating systems support. Even though Macs can talk to a Windows server 
via SMB, it's not the easiest for them. 

Dean Danis 

90 Caprice Cr.

London Ontario

N5V 3M2


> From: m.k.read@xxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [muglo] Re: server question
> Date: Tue, 9 Sep 2008 08:43:17 -0400
> To: muglo@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Hi Dean
> Interesting. If they have a mixture of PCs and Macs connecting to the  
> server, would using the AFP protocol still be possible? Is it a major  
> imposition to convert from Samba to AFP?
> thanks,
> Mary
> On 8-Sep-08, at 12:57 PM, Dean Danis wrote:
> > Sounds lie your client is connecting to a Windows Server. They may  
> > be using Samba to connect to the server which may limit the file  
> > name. If they use Macs to connect to the server then the server  
> > should be set up wit the AFP protocol.
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