Seamless Windows File and Print Server Access for Mac Users
Are Macs a critical component of your IT infrastructure? Have you struggled with ways to integrate them into your Windows file & print server environment? Fundamental differences between the Mac and Windows operating systems can make this integration a challenge and generate frequent help desk calls.
With ExtremeZ-IP you get seamless integration with your existing Windows infrastructure, while maintaining the complete Mac experience end-users expect. You also get a powerful suite of administration features that enable you to manage how Mac clients access and utilize your file and print resources.
ExtremeZ-IP is the perfect solution for allowing Macs and PCs to coexist and collaborate on your Windows based network.
ExtremeZ-IP delivers seamless access
Thousands of organizations today are already using ExtremeZ-IP to:
Allow Macs to use the same file and print resources as PCs, simplifying management and consolidating servers
Reduce the number of help desk incidents generated by Mac users
Eliminate file corruption and incompatibility created by Mac users accessing Windows servers
Simplify administration through seamless integration with Active Directory and Distributed File System (DFS)*
Increase productivity though ExtremeZ-IP's improved client integration, accessibility, and performance
Maintain expected Mac features such as Network Spotlight full content search and Time Machine backup
Enable Mac clients to self-restore previous versions of server-based files, reducing help desk backup restore requests**
Eliminate AppleTalk from their networks
Eliminate incompatibilities that Macs encounter when using traditional Windows SMB files shares, including:
Elimination of 'dot underscore' files
Support for Mac file 'resource forks'
Proper handling of long file names
The ability to browse DFS namespaces
Compatibility with Mac OS 9 through the latest OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.
Integrate into a wide variety of Windows environments, including:
Windows 2003 and 2008 servers
Distributed File System (DFS)*
Windows ACL permissions
Network-based Home Directories
Kerberos single sign-on authentication.
Provide the Mac technologies your users expect, including:
AFP file server access
Bonjour resource discovery
Auto-configuration of network printers
* ExtremeZ-IP DFS Virtual Root support is only available in the ExtremeZ-IP "Enterprise Solutions" class licenses; Unlimited-Client, Cluster or Enterprise License (ELP). The DFSConnect add-on is available for DFS support on other license client counts. However, any license of ExtremeZ-IP can be a DFS target. DFSConnect is available on our Online Store. Click here to request an ELP quote.
** Requires the addition of the ShadowConnect add-in, available separately.
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