Shared name

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by kobrynioli, Dec 1, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Dec 1, 2012
    #1
    I see one iMac with 2 names on the network.
    One has the computer's name and in the information is a Mac, the second has the name: iMac-5a3bxx and in the informatIon is a PC???
    To is new today? Why?
    Ideas?
    Thank you in advance
    kobrynioli
     
  2. macrumors P6

    Weaselboy

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    Jan 23, 2005
    #2
    Could that second entry machine be running Windows in Parallels or similar VM software?
     
  3. macrumors member

    bananafranco

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    Dec 21, 2008
    Location:
    Cologne / Frankfurt
    #3
    I guess the iMac has sharing turned on for afp and smb protocols

    (System Preferences -> Sharing -> Options)

    If you don't want or need to share to Windows-Clients you can turn smb-sharing off
     

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