VII Apple Macintosh
Apple Macintosh is not considered (by most, anyway) to be a true NOS in the same vein as Windows NT, Novell NetWare and Linux. It lacks many of the tools and enterprise-oriented functionality present in those other operating systems more commonly found as servers in an enterprise-wide client/server environment.
However, many Apple Macintosh systems are in use as workgroup servers, and networked Macintosh computer users often share files and printers with each other on a peer-to-peer basis.
Its a common occurrence for the coolest color graphics printer in the department to be connected to the resident graphics wizards Mac, and for users to need access to that printer occasionally from their Windows computers, so Windows includes the ability to do so, through File Server for Macintosh which is included when AppleTalk is installed on a Windows 2000 Server.
If you dont see the AppleTalk Printing devices option, install the AppleTalk protocol on your Windows client computer, from your Windows installation CD, so that the AppleTalk protocol and AppleTalk Printing devices become available.
Similarly, a Macintosh client user may occasionally want to use the high-speed printer connected to a Windows 2000 server in the corporate IT department. This is accomplished by installing AppleTalk on the Windows 2000 server, which includes the Print Server for Macintosh feature. This allows Apple clients to print to Windows printers.
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