Functionality and Capabilities


Can I change my domain password from DAVE?

Older 2003 and 2000 domains: Yes. Go to System Preferences/DAVE Login. Log into the network and click Change Password. Enter your old password, then your new password twice and click Connect. If the password was successfully changed, DAVE will log you on using the new password.

2008 or newer: DAVE is unable to change the password in 2008 and newer domains. If this is a functionality that you require then we suggest you try ADmitMac.

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Does DAVE support domain login?

2003 and older domains:

Yes. DAVE allows a user to execute a network logon. This feature allows users to browse different servers on the network without having to enter a username/password combination for each connection. Domain login is accessed through System Preferences/DAVE Login.

2008 and newer:

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Does DAVE support file conversions?

DAVE works with Apple's PC Exchange to convert PC file extensions into Type and Creator information that the Finder can use. This way, your Macintosh applications can identify their files. You will need to have the appropriate Macintosh application for the files that you want to open or a translator for that file type.

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Is it possible to mount hidden shares using DAVE?

Yes. If would like to access a hidden share, you must mount it manually. You can do that either in the "Connect to Server" window, or using the DAVE browser.

To use the "Connect to Server" window:

1. Select Go/Connect to Server...
2. In the Address field, enter the Server and the Share Name (ex. C$) using URL format. For example:
cifs://SERVER/C$
3. Connect (or press Enter).

To use the DAVE Browser:

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Can I make shares available directly under the domain name when browsing?

You can do this by publishing shares.

On Windows 2000 or 2003 server go to Start -> Programs -> Administrative Tools -> Active Directory Users and Computers.

In this window go to the AD domain you want users to browse to, select the item "Shares" by right clicking on it, choose "New" and then "Shared folder". This will bring up a dialog box where you enter the name of the share and the path. After entering this information, click "OK".

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What are the differences in Home Folder configurations?

The three types of home folder configurations with ADmitMac are Local, Network, and Mobile Account.

More information to follow.

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Does DAVE work with UNIX, Linux or BSD?

DAVE allows your Mac to communicate with Windows computers and servers for the purpose of sharing files and printers. Although DAVE formally supports only Microsoft operating systems, we offer limited support for non-Microsoft systems. If your UNIX/Linux platform is running an SMB server such as Samba, DAVE will likely communicate with it. Though DAVE is optimized for Windows networking, current versions of Samba server can be assumed to work.

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Do ADmitMac and DAVE support .lnk (shortcut) files?

Our products support '.lnk' files in most cases.

If the link is a link to a file in the same share, double clicking the link will open the file.

If the link is a link in a different share, double clicking the link will cause the share to be mounted, and the file to be opened.

Not all targets of link files will be accessible to the Mac. For example, a link may refer to a file that is not in a shared folder. In this case, opening the link on a Macintosh will result in an error dialog:

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When I try to access my Windows computer with DAVE, why am I prompted for a username, password and domain even though I don't have a domain network?

If you use DAVE to access a Windows NT, 2000 or XP computer, the PC will request authentication. This authentication is similar to the Domain authentication required when using Microsoft's server line of products. If you are not in a domain environment, you can just leave that field blank.

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