Classic dilemma, but either the screens have changed with Mountain Lion or the entire problem has. For better or worse, I upgraded to Mountain Lion Server, and now I can't get into with my desktop PC (very important workstation). I can see the Mac on my PC work, but can't log onto it. Could someone either describe the steps or connect me to a doc that does?
I can log onto my PC just just fine with any of my Macs, but not vice versa. In particular, I'd like to get onto to the big external HDD where my docs are.
I've searched the Internet, but all the older solutions don't seem to apply. THANKS!
Jaime, I followed Your instructions to the letter, and unfortunately they did not help. This was no fault of yours, and in fact your instructions are so good, that I unhesitatingly will say "this helped me."
My own case was a lot more obscure but, I fear, it's going to be increasingly common. Specifically, I placed a couple of cloud service repositories -- DROPBOX and WINDOWS LIVE MESH -- within my network shares.
I have scoured the Internet for step-by-step directions that bid you beware of this arrangement. Some IT pros would say it's unnecessary, because only an idiot would place an automated Internet share within a network share.
I, however, am such an idiot. And I didn't do it on purpose, it was just that, well, one day I installed a couple of these services. and the next day I upgraded to Mountain Lion. Then I finally got around to installing the Mountain lion version OS X server, by which time any thought of those "free" cloud services had departed my mind, network and universe.
Unfortunately, the services themselves were still there. INSIDE my network shares. Where they snarled things up hopelessly.
Note to the NSA: Forget Stuxnet. Give your adversaries Google Drive. They're done for.
So I removed Live Mesh and Dropbox, and Presto -- my Windows 7 Machines suddenly cozies up to my Macs. We're one big happy, eclectic, Windows-Mac, mobile-desktop-lap-happy family. Still haven't figured out how to reinstall Live Mesh, but it probably doesn't matter since it's on the Whack List.
THANKS for your help, Jaime, and if you can help meet with the reinstall of live mesh, I'd be most grateful. suspect there are parts of that lingering somewhere in the hidden libraries, and until I'm able to remove these I'll never be able to reinstall. The important outcome, however, is that my network is running smoothly again. Maybe I should just Letit Be.