D-Tools will run on a Mac using Parallels and Boot Camp. We do not recommend that you attempt to use SI5.5 in Fusion VMware as clients have reported issues that we are unable to assist with. Although SI5.5 will work in Parallels and Boot Camp, we currently do not support any of the above integrations due to the following reasons:
1. Start at the “Go” drop down menu at the top of your screen, then “Connect to server”.
If the computer you wish to connect to is listed, just select it from the list.
If the computer is not listed, type into the “Server Address” field ’smb://’ followed by the computer name or IP address of the computer to which you want to connect.
Click the “Connect” button in the bottom right corner of the window.
2. Enter in a username and password. If you want the Mac to remember your user name and password combination, check the box “Add to Keychain”.
The workgroup name needs to be the workgroup the PC belongs to. If you don’t know the workgroup that the PC belongs to you can find out by right clicking on the “My Computer” desktop icon on the PC, selecting “Properties” and then selecting the “Computer Name” tab. The workgroup name is about half way down the window.
Click the “OK” button in the bottom right hand corner of the window to finish.
3. Select the “share” you are after. This simply refers to a particular group of shared files. Click “OK”.
4. If successful, the shared files will now appear in a window and an icon link to this share will appear on the desktop.
TIP: Workaround for Boot Camp insufficient drive space issue
Monday, May 19, 2008
Jim Birkenseer offered a workaround to Friday’s problem of Boot Camp Assistant claiming there isn’t enough drive space to partition a drive, when there actually is. Birkenseer reports:
I had the Boot Camp Insufficient Drive Space Issue just yesterday when installing Win XP Pro SP3 on a Mac mini. I found the workaround at this link. The workaround is a Windows registry thing. The poster of the message claims that the solution is from Microsoft. In case the above link fails for you, here is the solution that worked for me:
1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
2. Locate and then click the following registry subkey: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionSetup
3. On the Edit menu, point to New, and click String Value.
4. In the text box under the Name column, type BootDir and press ENTER.
5. Right-click the name BootDir, and then click Modify.
6. In the Edit String Value dialog box, type the drive letter for your system drive, and then click OK. For example, if your system drive is C:, type C:.
7. Close Registry Editor.