Basically I have a computer running windows server 2008 and have set up a DNS server, active directory, and IIS to test my applications. I have a Mac as another computer and it has Windows 7 and Mac OSX on it.

If I am on the Windows 7 side, I am able to remotely access the windows server, access my SVN server on the server, and view my IIS applications through the browsers.

But if I am on the mac side, I am unable to do any of that and I don't know why the Mac side can't even find the server.

The server is inside a network so it should be visible over the network shouldn't it?

I don't know what the problem could be.

Any help would be appreciated.

2 Answers 2


Start with basic connectivity test - ping. Than check the DNS configured on the MAC, based on what you say it should point to Windows 2008 AD server.


Does the Mac correctly resolve the hostname of the server?

Open a Terminal window and type "ping " followed by

Do you get something that looks like:

"PING (): 56 data bytes 64 bytes from : icmp_seq=0 ttl=64 time=0.909 ms"

Or do you get:

"ping: cannot resolve : Unknown host"

Try ping again with the domain appended to the server's name:

"ping ."

Is the Mac bound to Active Directory?

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