> I used till yesterday the RTM Version of Vista ultimate. Tonight i've
> installed Vista ultimate final, the versione came out on 01/31.
> With booth versions (RTM and final) i got some problems accessing my
> mac. I can ses it on the network (same workgroup) but when it asks me
> user name and password, vista tells me authentication failed, and there
> is no way to enter into my mac.
> I don't know how but with the RTM version i solved the problem (maybe
> i've changed some setting in controll pannel, how remember?),SO IT'S
> POSSIBLE, but now, with this final version i got the same problem.
> Anyone else had this problem and can tell me how to solve it?
To enable Windows Vista to connect to Mac OS X with Windows File Sharing
enabled, you will need to change the following policy in Windows Vista:
Click on "Local Policies" --> "Security Options"
Navigate to the policy "Network Security: LAN Manager authentication
level" and double-click it to get its Properties. By default Windows
Vista sets the policy to "NTVLM2 responses only". Use the drop-down
arrow to change this to "LM and NTLM – use NTLMV2 session security if
In Vista Home Premium, you won't have this tool so per Steve Winograd, do:
1. Run the registry editor and open this key:
1. If it doesn't already exist, create a DWORD value named
3. Set the value to 1
Naturally you will have already created identical usernames and
passwords on both machines.
Elephant Boy Computers
MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User