Windows NT Advanced Server provides an installable component to
validate users that are connecting to the Windows NT Advanced Server
from a Macintosh. The Microsoft User Authentication Module (UAM)
provides a more secure logon session by sending an encrypted password,
rather than a straight text password, across the network.
The Authentication Module also allows users to specify a domain if
they are members of more than one domain. In order to log on to a
domain other than the one the Windows NT Advanced Server is currently
a member of, the user would type <Domainname>\<Username>
in the Name text box. Also, the domain that the user is logging on to must be a trusted domain of the Advanced Server computer.
To install the Microsoft User Authentication Module on a Macintosh
workstation, do the following:
- From the Apple menu, select Chooser.
- Select AppleShare icon and the AppleTalk zone of the Windows NT Advanced Server computer.
- Select Windows NT Advanced Server, and then choose Guest or Registered User.
- Select Microsoft UAM Volume and then close the Chooser.
- From the Macintosh desktop, double-click Microsoft UAM Volume to open the window.
- Choose the AppleShare folder and drag it to the System Folder on the local hard disk.
- From Special menu, choose Restart.
Whenever a Macintosh user connects to a Windows NT Advanced Server,
the user now has the option of using Standard Macintosh Authentication or Microsoft Authentication.
Windows 2000 UpdateNOTE
: The System Requirements are Macintosh Operating System 8.5 or higher. Macintosh Operating System versions previous to 8.5 require AppleShare 3.8. Previous versions of Apple Share work only with the MS-UAM 1.0 which do not work with Windows 2000. To install the MS-UAM 5.0 on a Macintosh Client do the following:
- From Mac Client, open Mac UAM Volume on the Windows 2000 Server.
- Copy the AppleShare Folder under the System Folder.
- Run the UAM installer from the Windows 2000 Server.
: The only password that can be sent to Volumes on Startup are clear text passwords. You can only use encrypted passwords after the Client Operating System has started.