Simple need but can Mac OSX and Win 2000 work together?

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Byrne

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Four computers networked through a Gigabit switch as follows:
Systems 1, 2, and 3: G4's running Mac OS 10.2.6
System 4: Compaq PC running Win 2000 Professional SP2

Only real need is for a shared folder (space) on sys 1 that can be seen by systems 2,3, and 4. Systems 2 and 3 need to copy folders containing as many as 1000 small files (adding up to about 3 GBt size) to System 1. Then system 4 wants to copy same folder to its local storage.

Can this be done with the native networking capabilities of Mac OSX and Win 2000 Professional or would the PC require special software like PC MacLan or other??

Any thoughts are appreciated...
 
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You will need EtherTalk on your Mac clients and Services for Macintosh installed on the server. Encryted password authentication for Macs require the UAM model to be installed which I believe is automatic for Win2k but not older NT based servers. And being weak minded I can't remember if it is on the 2K workstation CD but is on the 2K server since I don't have 2K workstation other than XP which sets on the 2K base.
 
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I just learned something I had not considered. If you have an old NT4 server and srvpk with all the bells and wistles running and run the XP pro upgrade it imports upgrades most of the extra services that are not available if you just run the XP pro install from scratch.
XP pro also has a Mac access volume mapper called Macfile.exe that is run in a CMD (command) window which lets ypu have access to the Mac machine from XP.
 
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