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Integrating Macs® into Windows® Networks by Guy Hart-Davis

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Chapter 14 Adding Macs to Small Windows Networks

Up till now, we’ve been looking at how to integrate Macs into Windows networks built around servers running Windows Server—perhaps just one of the beasts, perhaps a whole ravening pack of them that you keep firmly locked in a darkened room.

But you may also need to integrate Macs into small Windows networks—ones that don’t use a server but instead have a peer-to-peer arrangement in which various computers provide services to other computers as needed.

The good news is that you can slot Macs into peer-to-peer Windows networks pretty easily and make them play nice with Windows. The bad news is that you don’t get to use centralized management tools on a peer-to-peer network, so you will need to configure ...

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