Features and Benefits


ExtremeZ-IP is the industry standard for seamlessly integrating Mac clients into Windows Server environments. ExtremeZ-IP 8.0 takes this to a whole new level. With our new Network Reshare capability, enterprises can now deploy an ExtremeZ-IP server that provides AFP access to files on other on NAS storage devices.

Only ExtremeZ-IP provides you with advanced features and capabilities that guarantee compatibility, reliable performance, and maintaining the integrity of the Mac user experience.

With over a decade of experience and more than 7,000 organizations worldwide, ExtremeZ-IP has become the industry standard for seamlessly integrating Macs into enterprise environments empowering Mac users and simplifying IT management and administration. ExtremeZ-IP is the solution of choice for thousands of production workflows and is the only Windows AFP server product being actively maintained and supported since 1999.


ExtremeZ-IP 8.0 includes:

  • Network Reshare support. Network Reshare allows an ExtremeZ-IP server to make files available that reside on other Windows servers or NAS devices.

  • DFS namespaces can now be made available as ExtremeZ-IP Network Reshare AFP volumes.
  • ArchiveConnect is now compatible with ExtremeZ-IP Network Reshare AFP volumes. 
  • Optimized how ExtremeZ-IP initially accesses files and folders to provide an improved client experience with ArchiveConnect. This change prevents files from being unnecessarily scanned by anti-virus applications or brought on-line.
  • Additional performance optimizations, Spotlight search fixes, and Bonjour fixes.

ExtremeZ-IP Delivers Seamless Access



Thousands of organizations today are already using ExtremeZ-IP to:

  • Allow Macs to use the same file and print resources as PCs, simplifying management and consolidating servers
  • Reduce the number of help desk incidents generated by Mac users
  • Eliminate file corruption and incompatibility created by Mac users accessing Windows servers
  • Simplify administration through seamless integration with Active Directory and Distributed File System (DFS)



  • Increase productivity though ExtremeZ-IP's improved client integration, accessibility, and performance
  • Maintain expected Mac features such as Network Spotlight full content search and Time Machine backup
  • Enable Mac clients to self-restore previous versions of server-based files, reducing help desk backup restore request
  • Eliminate AppleTalk from their networks

Why ExtremeZ-IP


Eliminate incompatibilities that Macs encounter when using traditional Windows SMB files shares, including:

  • Elimination of 'dot underscore' files
  • Support for Mac file 'resource forks'
  • Proper handling of long file names
  • The ability to browse DFS namespaces
  • Compatibility with Mac OS 9 through the latest OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

Integrate into a wide variety of Windows environments, including:

  • Windows 2003, 2008 and 2012 servers
  • Microsoft Clustering
  • Active Directory
  • Distributed File System (DFS)
  • Windows ACL permissions
  • Network-based Home Directories
  • Kerberos single sign-on authentication

Provide the Mac technologies your users expect, including:

  • AFP file server access
  • Network Spotlight
  • Time Machine
  • Bonjour resource discovery
  • Auto-configuration of network printers


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