Windows XP and Vista can both connect to Samba, FTP, and WebDAV servers out of the box. All these servers show up as icons in the My Network Places dialog. They are not mounted on the Desktop per se, because Windows doesn't work that way, but they are available like any other folder or disk.
To connect to a Leopard server via Samba:
In any window in Windows, enter the IP address or Samba shared name of your
Leopard server preceded by backslashes, such as
When prompted, enter a user name and password.
Windows presents the shared folders for that user in a window (Figure 10-5).
Figure 10-5. A Leopard server shared via Samba, mounted under Windows XP (top) and Vista ...