WINS and OS X Server...

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by ewoh24, May 6, 2008.

  1. macrumors regular

    Jun 8, 2003

    What is the role of WINS as far as a Windows box seeing an SMB share in OS Server? I have a small network setup at home comprising 1. Leopard Client (iMac G5) 1. Windows XP box 1. OS X Server set up for SMB sharing. I turned WINS off on the server thinking that it was unneeded in this day and age...the XP box couldn't see the share...turned it back on...voila! there it was. This seems odd to me because WINS is legacy right (?) Why would the XP box not see the share without WINS turned on on the server? Is my DNS screwed up?

  2. macrumors newbie

    May 13, 2008
    Calgary, Alberta
    Make sure they both are on the same domain name, work group doesn't work well with mac I find, make sure that the ports it uses are open, and check firewalls, although this sounds unusual, double check them the, the oddest solutions usually are the right solutions.

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