JSI Tip 6570. Your Macintosh clients can't see some files on a Windows 2000 AppleTalk network but you and your Windows clients can see the files?

AppleTalk network integration, formerly Services for Macintosh, supports the Apple File Protocol 2.2, which has a maximum volume size of 4 gigabytes and a maximum of 65,536 files per volume. Larger volume sizes or more files are NOT supported by the protocol standard.

If the volume size or number of files on the Windows 2000 Server exceeds these limits, Macintosh clients may not see some file and think they are missing. You can see the files from the Windows server and from Windows clients.

You can override these limits by forcing the system to use the largest number of Page Table Entries (PTEs) possible within physical memory.

NOTE: I recommend having more than 256 MB of RAM in your server before implementing this tip.

To increase the number of PTEs:

1. Use the Registry Editor to navigate to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management.

2. Double-click the LargeSystemCache Value Name, a REG_DWORD data type, and set the data value to 0.

3. Double-click the SystemPages Value Name, a REG_DWORD data type. Set the data value to hexadecimal 0xFFFFFFFF.

4. Exit the Registry Editor.

5. Shutdown and restart your server.

NOTE: See tip 4908.

NOTE: See http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=15460.

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