Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I have a Mac Mini running OSX 10.7.5, I can log into it through a laptop running Windows 7 and browse it's files.

I have another machine running Windows 8, it can see the Mac Mini, but when trying to connect, a "Windows Security" pop-up appears asking me to log in. It automatically adds the DOMAIN to the username field like:

Username: <DOMAIN>/mini
Password: .........

Authentication fails. Any suggestions?

share|improve this question

Couple things to try:

  • Remove the domain name (change the login to just Mini) before logging in.
  • Use "." instead (.\Mini) to represent the target/local computer as the 'domain' to use.

Perhaps check out this SU question: Is there a simpler way to log into a local account on a domain workstation?

share|improve this answer
Thanks, just tried it - neither of these work. – Paulius Uza Nov 4 '12 at 19:47

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .