Changing Leopard Samba Workgroup

Discussion in 'macOS' started by jt2ga65, Jan 7, 2008.

  1. jt2ga65 macrumors regular

    Jul 1, 2007
    Anyone have any idea how to change the workgroup that samba uses? In smb.conf file in /var/lib:

    Under a UNIX workstation, I would just change it here and restart samba, but this file is clearly generated by the "systems prefs" application.

    My network consists of linux, FreeBSD, Windows and embedded systems in addition to my 2 Mac computers. I'd rather have them all in the same workgroup, and I'm not content to name all the others to "WORKGROUP" to match the Mac.


  2. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
    Not sure if this is what you're looking for, but FWIW:
    System Preferences > Network > Advanced > WINS
  3. jt2ga65 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 1, 2007
    Yeah, I had found the WINS setting under the network configuration, however I could not get the workgroup name to stick. I found the fix on Apple's forum, which entailed deleting the preferences and restarting the computer. I'm not sure what was broken in the old settings, but it seemed to fix it.

    Now if I can get the VMWare interfaces working again...


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