Both Mac and Linux systems know how to use Windows naming functions. The trick is to understand how they do it and to configure them to work with an existing Windows network.
- You got to hand it to Microsoft. … If there's one thing they've done right, … is they have developed the concept of Active Directory … in such a way that everybody likes to use it. … Not only Active Directory for logons and such, … but even on top of that, the ability … to use folder and printer sharing … in the classic Microsoft way is so dominant … that even all the other primary operating systems … follow along with this. … So basically that means if you're going to … be running a Linux system or if you're going to … be running a Mac system and you want … to share folders and files, you'll probably … be doing it the Microsoft way, … which is actually kind of interesting. … Now Microsoft has had their own methodology … for sharing that goes back to the 1980s. … And it started with something called LAN manager, … and this has evolved a lot over the years, … and we now call it server message blocks, or SMB. … Built into Linux and built into Macs … is a Windows folder and printer-sharing emulation …
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The eight-part CompTIA A+ (220-1002): Cert Prep series was designed to help IT professionals prepare to take and pass the Core 2 (220-1002) exam, one of two required exams for the CompTIA A+ certification. In this installment of the series, CompTIA expert Mike Meyers helps you get up to speed with the essential networking concepts covered on the exam. Mike covers how to troubleshoot hardware failures, work with connections, and use the Windows Firewall. Plus, he goes over Active Directory, port forwarding, and wireless encryption.
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