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mail DeleteThis @jasonmartinez.com wrote:
> It is definately the UAM software. I talked to an Apple system engineer
> assinged to our campus and had not heard about anyone connecting yet. I
> talked to Microsoft. They say they have no official information on
> compatibility. On Macwindows.com I am the second person to report a
> problem with the UAM not working. I am weighing the security risk of
> using SMB. I just wish Microsoft would release a Universal Binary of
> the UAM. It would solve all my problems.
Glad to hear you've determined your problem.
Keep in mind that the only security features the UAM provides are
encrypted password authentication and longer passwords. Nothing else
(such as file traffic) is encrypted or secured in any way.
If this is a priority for you then I suggest looking into installing
Group Logic's ExtremeZ-IP AFP server. It will allow your Macs to log in
with secured passwords. Additionally, it offers long file name support,
AD integration for single sign-on and supports Windows ACLs.
I wouldn't hold my breath for an update to the UAM. It hasn't been
updated since the early days of Mac OS X and Windows Server support
hasn't been updated since the days of Mac OS 8 and 9. Microsoft is
focusing its attention on its Longhorn/Vista server development but
after two full Windows Server releases without an upgrade for Mac
support, what you're asking for looks bleak.
William M. Smith
(Microsoft Interop MVP - Mac/Windows) >> Stay informed about: New iMac Dou Core not Connecting to Windows 2003 File Server