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    Having Macs And Windows Computers Running On The Same Netwrok (Windows 2003) How do it? our administartors keep on telling the art department that it is not possible, is this true?

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    Definitely possible, some people just don't like macs.

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    You couldnt do a dummy guide could you?
    so i can proove to the admin it is possible.
    I love macs! and et very annoyed with windows networked pcs when im trying to use photoshop or flash!
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    There are different ways of tackling it and it depends wholly upon whether there is a decent gain by doing so.

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    ok, maybe i can do something good for our network Kmount.

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    That would be good.

    Check out google for Apple OSX and Active Directory integration to see whether it's something viable for your network.

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    i was just thinking we could have one mac being used as a server and the rest connected throught that mac so the admins can edit profiles etc and have that main mac connected straight to the internet. would this be possible and then get the main mac computer to sync files with the stoage server. and use remotedesktop to access the windows pcs when in a mac room.

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    I'm not a mac guy so don't really know I'm afraid ...

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    Running Macs on a Windows network is surprisingly very easy to do. Plus it works better than integrating any other network such as RM. Novel etc etc.

    Ross

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    Just found this
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    http://www.apple.com/itpro/articles/adintegration/
    sounds simple(ish)

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    Thanks im looking now.
    OMG i love House!!!!!!!!!!!!!! lol

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    Thanks ross,
    how easy would it be to use one of the macs as a server and then get the h: and shared drives to sync between the windows and the osx servers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Antp View Post
    You couldnt do a dummy guide could you?
    so i can proove to the admin it is possible.
    I love macs! and et very annoyed with windows networked pcs when im trying to use photoshop or flash!
    Thanks
    Another fanboi *sigh*

    It's not as easy as Kmount is making it out to be.. the Apples have to be configured seprately as the Windows Security that controls the PC won't work on the Apples and therefore could be a security risk...

    We have apples and gave up trying to have them on the PC domain as it was getting too complicated and there were security risks involved and I as a Windows Network Administrator did not have the Skill Set to work on an Apple server.. and seeing Apples are only 5 to 7% of the market why bother..

    The best way forward is to make two seperate networks and have a apple X Server controlling the Apples and have the home folders mapped to the Windows Server and the internet run through to the apples

    And one thing confuses me about your statemet Photoshop works exactly the same on Apple or PC so getting irritated at the PC is really showing you bias towards Apple and I think that this is blinding you a little in your dislike towards PC's..

    You do know Apples are not the second coming of Jesus Christ you know ?

    and Ross would say it's easy but look at the Apple certs he has... and you don't see PC Admins bragging about thier certs and listing them..

    wonder if I am going to get an infraction for slagging off Mac fanbois ?
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    Having re-read my posts, I don't think I made any reference to the ease involved and I openly admitted it wasn't my thing so I wasn't going to recommend any particular route.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Antp View Post
    Having Macs And Windows Computers Running On The Same Netwrok (Windows 2003) How do it? our administartors keep on telling the art department that it is not possible, is this true?
    <joke>
    You can't have mac & windows PCs on the same network as the windows PCs will be jealous and refuse to play with the macs, until the macs rise up and overwrite any windows PCs they find with OSX using the new SteveJobsW32.virus.*

    *Its true, Steve Jobs will announce this new feature at the next WWDC
    </joke>

    You need some new administrators...

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