Services for Macintosh Concepts
Updated: January 21, 2005
Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2
You can use Services for Macintosh to share files and printers between x86-based and Apple Macintosh clients.
After the AppleTalk protocol is set up, a computer running Services for Macintosh can also function as an AppleTalk router. Routing capability is supported for AppleTalk Phase 2.
With Services for Macintosh, Macintosh computers need only the Macintosh operating system software to function as clients; no additional software is required. You can, however, set up and distribute the optional Microsoft® user authentication module (MSUAM), which lets Macintosh users securely log on to the computer running Services for Macintosh using the same logon method as Microsoft Windows® users. For information about MSUAM, see Services for Macintosh Authentication.
Services for Macintosh simplifies administration by maintaining just one set of user accounts instead of separate user accounts (one on the Macintosh server and another on the computer running Services for Macintosh).
This section provides general background information about File Server for Macintosh and Print Server for Macintosh:
Print Server for Macintosh is not available on the 64-bit versions of the Windows operating systems.