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Learn how to connect a MAC to Microsoft Windows File Sharing by Server Message Block (SMB). SMB is the native sharing protocol for Microsoft Windows operating systems, but it may be offered by other computers.


Products Supported: Mac OS X 10.2, Mac OS X 10.3, Mac OS X 10.4, Mac OS X 10.5, Mac OS X 10.6, Windows OS

1. In the Finder, choose Go > "Connect to Server…"

Figure 1: Connect to Server

2. Type the Server DNS Name or Server IP address in the Server Address field using one of these formats:

  • smb://ServerName/sharename
  • smb://IPaddress/sharename

Figure 2: Server Address

3. Follow the onscreen instructions to type the doamin name (CAMPUS-DOMAIN) and BeachID credential to authenicate, and choose the shared folder you want to access. For example:

  • CAMPUS-DOMAIN\000099999
  • BeachID Password

Figure 3:  Enter your Beach ID

4. The shared folder window will open.

Figure 4:  Shared Folder

Reference: Apple Article - HT1568