I have a Windows 7 Pro PC and want to share its drives so my Mac with Sierra installed can see it.
The PC is named "PC", it's on a workgroup called "WORKGROUP" and the only user on it is called "Tim" and this user has never had a password created for it. The Windows username is therefore PC\Tim. I checked the Guest account also and it's enabled now.
I went to the root of the drive I want to share and set the
Everyone user to have FULL CONTROL. I set up
advanced sharing so that the drive was shared from root and has "everyone" as "full control". This is how I want it.
On my Mac I want to connect to it via its IP address. I open the "Connect to Server" box and type in
This prompts with the "connect as" box but I can't get past it. I've tried selecting Guest which goes to the "problem connecting" screen. I've tried the names
PC\Tim and none of these work.
I tried setting up a new account on the Windows 7 PC, called "MAC". It has a password, which is MAC. I added the user MAC as full control on the root of the drive I want to share. I added the user MAC permission in the
advanced sharing screen and ensured that it had full permissions.
The prompt still refuses to authenticate the users.
Note: I also tried connecting to
So. Is Sierra Mac just no longer able to connect to Windows computers?
I've noticed this error message in the console during the time it's tryign to authenticate. I've also confirmed that YOSEMITE will connect just fine: This only affects SIERRA.
RPC to srvsrvc gave error 0x16c9a034
Googling this leads to a rather unhelpful Apple article.