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I have folder to be shared on Window Server 2008.

If I disable the firewall then the Mac can see the folder. When I enable the firewall the Mac can no longer connect.

Which rules do I have to create in the firewall to allow access to the shares?

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  1. Go to the firewall settings in the Windows Control Panel
  2. Click "Allow Program through Windows Firewall"
  3. Tick the box for "File and Printer Sharing"

Edit:

As you mention in your comment you may also need let through other services that provide authentication/authorization/discovery... for file sharing if you are not just using basic Windows file sharing.

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thanks buddy , By turning on just file services didn't worked i also added network discovery and netlogon as well and then it worked thanks for the idea –  John Apr 19 '10 at 6:13

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