Vista to Apple network help please

  speedbird_zero1 02:00 18 Sep 2007

I have just replaced my xp laptop with a vista machine. My main computer is an Apple they are to be networked. I can "see" the apple machine from the windows but cannot access any files stored on it. It asks for a user name and password, which when i enter is rejected. (it is the user and pass for the apple). I also have another pc on XP and that connects without issue using the same user and password that i am using for the Vista machine. has anyone any ideas how to get over this?
One thing i do notice though is on the xp pc that does work with the apple it connects to "macname.local" whereas the vista pc only tries to connect to "macname" and i cannot workout how to get it to look for "macname.local".
Any help please.

  mgmcc 21:00 18 Sep 2007

See if this helps and note in particular the need to precede the Mac's Username with its current IP address:

Network Access from Vista to Mac OS X

When trying to access Mac OS X (10.4.9) from Windows Vista Ultimate, you may be prompted for a Username & Password, which immediately fails with the prompt reappearing. This solution to the problem which may help.

Go to "Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Local Security Policy" then select "Local Policies > Security Options".

In the right pane, scroll down to "Network Security: LAN Manager authentication level properties" and change the setting...

From - Send NTLMv2 response only
To - Send LM & NTLM responses

(MS article re LM levels - click here)

For Vista Home

Go to Services ("Start > Run", type services.msc and click OK) and scroll down to the "Peer Networking Identity Manager", double click it to open its Properties sheet, click the button to Start the service and set its Startup Type to "Automatic".

When prompted with a box for a Username & Password, enter the Username in the format "IP address\username" and your Mac login password. For example:

Username -\mike

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