View Full Version : Viewing Windows servers in Leopard's finder

Jun 9, 2008, 10:36 AM
I was able to view all the Windows servers and computers through finder when Tiger was on my Mac but since upgrading to Leopard, I have to use the "connect to server" method to gain any access. When I click on the "network" button in finder, I can see the other Macs on the domain but none of the Windows machines. I thought maybe it was my smb.conf file that maybe needed something changed but I am not sure what to add or change.

I was hoping someone here would be pretty good with these conf files and maybe be able to help me out. I have tried so many things and so many websites and still have yet to find a solution. Here is my smb.conf file:

; ============================================================================
; For the format of this file and comprehensive descriptions of all the
; configuration option, please refer to the man page for smb.conf(5).
; The following configuration should suit most systems for basic usage and
; initial testing. It gives all clients access to their home directories and
; allows access to all printers specified in /etc/printcap.

; BEGIN required configuration

; Parameters inside the required configuration block should not be altered.
; They may be changed at any time by upgrades or other automated processes.
; Site-specific customizations will only be preserved if they are done
; outside this block. If you choose to make customizations, it is your
; own responsibility to verify that they work correctly with the supported
; configuration tools.

debug pid = yes
log level = 1
server string = Mac OS X

printcap name = cups
printing = cups

encrypt passwords = yes
use spnego = yes

passdb backend = odsam

idmap domains = default
idmap config default: default = yes
idmap config default: backend = odsam
idmap alloc backend = odsam
idmap negative cache time = 5

map to guest = Bad User
guest account = nobody

unix charset = UTF-8-MAC
display charset = UTF-8-MAC
dos charset = 437

vfs objects = darwinacl,darwin_streams

; Don't become a master browser unless absolutely necessary.
os level = 2
domain master = no

; For performance reasons, set the transmit buffer size
; to the maximum and enable sendfile support.
max xmit = 131072
use sendfile = yes

; The darwin_streams module gives us named streams support.
stream support = yes
ea support = yes

; Enable locking coherency with AFP.
darwin_streams:brlm = yes

; Core files are invariably disabled system-wide, but attempting to
; dump core will trigger a crash report, so we still want to try.
enable core files = yes

; Configure usershares for use by the synchronize-shares tool.
usershare max shares = 1000
usershare path = /var/samba/shares
usershare owner only = no
usershare allow guests = yes
usershare allow full config = yes

; Filter inaccessible shares from the browse list.
com.apple:filter shares by access = yes

; Check in with PAM to enforce SACL access policy.
obey pam restrictions = yes

; Make sure that we resolve unqualified names as NetBIOS before DNS.
name resolve order = lmhosts wins bcast host

; Pull in system-wide preference settings. These are managed by
; synchronize-preferences tool.
include = /var/db/smb.conf

comment = All Printers
path = /tmp
printable = yes
guest ok = no
create mode = 0700
writeable = no
browseable = no

; Site-specific parameters can be added below this comment.
; END required configuration.

Any help is GREATLY appreciated!