Network: Mac: OS X 10.5 Leopard or OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Configure and Share
in OS X 10.5 and OS X 10.6
This document will walk
you through setting up your Network Preferences from a Mac OS
X 10.5 Leopard or 10.6 Snow Leopard computer. It is highly recommended should you run into trouble following
these guidelines, you go through them with a certified network technician.
Before Setting up Networking:
LabPrints Digital Studio or Production Studio must be installed, registered and updated on each computer
Each computer must have at least one project created (this can be a test project)
Write down the IP address for each computer, on a Mac this can be found under
System Preferences and Sharing.
Different photography studios have varying network setups, which can depend on their workflow and size. Below we have listed three different networking configurations and
we highly recommend reading through all of them before setting up your LabPrints network:
Central Server Setup: The most recommended setup is to use the fastest computer on the network with the most available disk space as the server. Every other workstation in the studio would read and create projects from this server. This gives you the ability to backup all of your LabPrints data from one location.
Multiple Remote Locations Setup: Studios with several part time workers or users with laptops will generally store projects on each individual computer, which could then be shared with the rest of the network. Each remote location would need to be added to other network computers individually.
Presentation Setup: Some smaller studios that use only one or two computers may have a separate machine with no projects on its local hard drive (except for one test project), located in a presentation room. This is often a computer that has our LP Projection Tool software installed on it. This machine would just need to network to the other remote locations in the studio, to access those projects for projection and client presentations.
1. Share the
LabPrints folder on each location to be shared
In order to network all of
Mac 10.5 Leopard computers, you'll need to set
up sharing permissions on each of your Macs. To do this you will need
to find the LabPrints folder that contains your projects
which is under the directory:
Hard Drive > Users > [User Name] > LabPrints
Once you find this folder Ctrl+Click on it and select
Inside of the
Info windows, check off the Shared Folder
option under the General section, and then close this
2. Always connect
to your networked Macs
When connecting to a networked computer
from a Mac, you will always need to make sure you are connected to that
computer first, before going into
LP Digital Studio and
networking through there. You do this by clicking on Network
in finder (or Network under the Go dropdown
menu), then selecting the networked computer you want to connect to and
clicking on Connect.... Often times a log-in prompt
will come up, but if you don't have login permissions set up on any of
your Macs, you can click OK to keep going.
3. Setting up your
Macs System Preferences
In order to share projects through
LP Digital Studio
you need to make sure you have the correct sharing permissions set up on
all of your Macs. You can check this by going to System Preferences
and then to Sharing under Internet & Network.
Once inside the
Sharing Preferences Section
you then check off the box next to File Sharing. You will
also see the LabPrints folder here that we went in and shared.
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Created On: Wed 23 Apr 2008 22:22