Apple APPLESHARE CLIENT 3.8.6 User Manual

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AppleShare Client 3.8.6

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Using AppleShare Client 3.8.6

System Requirements

You need to install AppleShare Client 3.8.6 if you want to connect to a server that has Mac OS X Server installed. For added enhancements, including much better performance, Mac OS 8.6 or later is recommended. Mac OS 8.1 or later is required.

Installing AppleShare Client Software

To install AppleShare Client 3.8.6 software, follow these steps:

1Make sure your computer is using Mac OS 8.1 or later. If it isn’t, upgrade your system software.

To determine the system software version your computer is using, choose About This Computer from the Finder’s Apple (K) menu.

Note: Before you upgrade, make sure your computer meets the hardware requirements for the version of the Mac OS you want to install.

If you need to upgrade, follow the installation instructions provided with the system software.

2Make sure your AppleTalk and TCP/IP control panels are configured.

If you upgraded from Mac OS 8.1 to a later version, or if you used the Mac OS Setup Assistant and the Internet Setup Assistant after installing Mac OS 8.1, then your AppleTalk and TCP/IP settings are already set up. For more information on setting up the AppleTalk and TCP/IP control panels, look in the Help menu or contact your server administrator.

3Locate and open the AppleShare Client folder.

4Double-clickthe Installer icon in the AppleShare Client folder. A license agreement appears.

5To display the license agreement in the language that is appropriate for you, choose a language from the pop-upmenu.

6Read the license agreement and if you agree to its terms, click Agree.


7Verify that your computer’s startup disk is named in the Installer window as the destination disk.

If the wrong disk is shown, click Switch Disk until the name of your startup disk appears.

8Click Install.

9When a message tells you that installation is complete, restart your computer.

Connecting to a Server

To connect to a server, you need to know one of the following:

m the name of the server and its AppleTalk zone (if your network has AppleTalk zones) m the server’s IP address or DNS name

For instructions on using the Chooser to connect to a server, look in the Help menu.

Connecting to a Server Automatically

To set up your computer to connect to a server at startup, follow these steps:

1Connect to the server.

2Click the server’s icon, then open the File menu and choose Make Alias.

3Drag the alias from your desktop to your System Folder.

The alias is copied to the Servers folder in your System Folder. (When you don’t want to connect to the server automatically, remove the alias from the Servers folder.)

Disconnecting From a File Server

To disconnect from a file server, drag the icon of the server to the Trash. (Or select the volume and choose Put Away from the File menu.)

You are disconnected from the server automatically when you shut down your computer. The administrator can also disconnect you from the file server.

Finding Out What Privileges You Have

User Categories

Access privileges determine what files and folders you and other users on a file server can see or change. The owner of a folder can set access privileges for three user categories: Owner, User/Group, and Everyone.


m“Owner,” by default, is the user who created a folder that is shared over a network. All files and folders on the file server are owned by the AppleShare IP server administrator. The AppleShare IP server administrator can also change the owner of a folder on the file server.

m“User/Group” is any registered user or group in the Users & Groups List on the file server. Your administrator is responsible for registering users and groups on your network.

m“Everyone” includes anyone on your network (guests, if allowed, and registered users).


Following are brief descriptions of each privilege:

mRead & Write: Users can see, open, and copy files and make changes to the shared folder (including creating, deleting, moving, and modifying files).

mRead Only: Users can see, open, and copy files and folders.

mWrite Only: Users can change the contents of the shared folder by moving files and folders in or to it, but don’t have access to and cannot see files or folders. A folder to which the Write Only privilege is assigned is also known as adrop box.

Checking Your Privileges

There are three ways to check the access privileges you’ve been assigned to a shared item.

mOpen the File menu and choose Sharing from the Get Info submenu. (In older versions of system software, choose Sharing from the File menu.) A window shows you who owns the folder and what privileges you have for the folder. If you own the folder, this is also where you can change the privileges you’ve assigned.

mOpen the folder. If a crossed-outpencil appears in thetop-leftcorner of the window, you can’t make changes.


mLook at the folder icons in the Finder.

Note: If you’re using an older version of system software, your folder icons look slightly different.

Icon Privileges

Tabbed folder

You are the owner of the folder.

Plain folder

You have some access privileges to the folder.

Locked folder with arrow (Drop box)

You have the Write Only privilege.

Locked folder

You have no access privileges to this folder.

Folder with lock

You can’t move, rename, or delete this folder. (Any folder shown above can have a lock.)

Setting Access Privileges

You can change the access privileges to folders that you own on the file server.

Note: You can also set access privileges to items on your hard disk, then make them available to others on your network using thebuilt-infile sharing capabilities of your Macintosh. For more information about file sharing, look in the Help menu.

1Select a folder that you own on the file server. Choose Get Info from the File menu and then choose Sharing from the submenu (or choose Sharing from the File menu).


The sharing window for the selected item appears. The sharing window may look different from the one pictured here. For more information, see “Checking Your Privileges” on page 5.

To copy the privileges you selected to all folders within the current folder, click the Copy button.

Note: If you are connected to an AppleShare IP file server, the only combinations that take effect are See Folders and See Files; and See Folders, See Files, Make Changes.

2Make sure the “Use enclosing folder’s privileges” checkbox is not checked.

3Type the user or group name to whom you want to give access.

Note: Do not change the owner or you will not be able to change the access privileges.

4Choose the User/Group and Everyone privileges you want from the Privilege pop-upmenus.

For more information about the items in the sharing window, choose Show Balloons from the Finder’s Help menu and point to the item you’re interested in learning about. Or, ask your AppleShare IP server administrator.

5Close the window.