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Microsoft KB Archive/102729

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CD-ROM and Services for Macintosh

Article ID: 102729

Article Last Modified on 11/1/2006



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft Windows NT Advanced Server 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 3.5
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 3.51
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition



This article was previously published under Q102729

Customers may want to use Windows NT Services for Macintosh to share information on CD-ROM with Macintosh clients. This is not possible with Microsoft LAN Manager Services for Macintosh.

Windows NT Server and Advanced Server use the Windows NT file system (NTFS) to store a file's resource fork and permissions in the space dedicated to the extended attributes.

However, the CD file system (CDFS) volumes are read-only medium; therefore, the permissions are defaulted to Read access.

Services for Macintosh allows Macintoshes to utilize PC-compatible CDs in drives attached to the server. It does NOT allow Macintosh-compatible CDs to be read or shared by a Windows NT Server or Advanced Server.

To create a Macintosh volume on CD-ROM, do the following:

  1. From the File Manager, select the directory on the CD that you want to designate as a Macintosh-accessible volume.
  2. From the MacFile menu, choose Create Volume.
  3. In the Volume Name box, type a volume name that Macintosh users will see when they log on.
  4. Specify a new path and password, if necessary. The security defaults to read-only because of the nature of CDFS.
  5. Choose the OK button.



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