Apple still has a large hill to climb up in this Windows world and like it or not, Mac users are faced with working with Windows clients and servers. So how can we, as Rodney King once said, just all get along? Well Apple and Microsoft (surprised you, huh?!) do have little tricks to help break down the wall and talk to each other.
I found a great resource that may help our readers set up a mixed network to allow for both file sharing and printing. With informIT’s article, you’ll be up and running in no time and grabbing MP3′s off of your Windows server to play on your Mac mini’s iTunes like my wife does. You’ll also be printing to that snazzy color laser printer from your PowerMac with the same amount of ease.
I’ve been doing this for a few years and have to say this is probably the most easy to understand and helpful resource I have seen. It even helps with that yucky Active Directory nonsense! So give it a try and starting listening to the Christmas music on all of your computers Christmas morning!