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Microsoft® Windows Server 2003: Administrator’s Companion by Jason Gerend, Sharon Crawford, Charlie Russel

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Mac OS X and Windows Networks

Mac OS X plays well with others, for the most part. Files created on a Mac OS X computer can be easily read by PCs. Like other modern operating systems, it uses TCP/IP for its core networking and can use HTTP for file sharing using a Web server and WebDAV redirector. It has built-in support for the Line Printer Remote (LPR) network printing interface (which Windows 2000 is capable of using). Starting with Mac OS X 10.1, it has native support for Windows file shares (which is good, because Microsoft hasn’t written a Mac OS X native version of its User Authentication Module for the FSM service).

The following sections describe how to connect a Mac OS X system to network printers using the LPR service, as well as how ...

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