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Change the Workgroup or WINS server in 10.2 Network
After some digging in Jaguar, I've just found the setting to change what workgroup you're found in from Windows clients, as well as the setting for adding a WINS server. It's in the Directory Access application in the Utilities folder; open that up, authenticate yourself, then double-click on SMB in the Services tab. The option to change workgroups or add an WINS server should be before you.

Note that you may have to restart the Windows File Services, log out or possibly even restart in order to change viewing/sharing settings. I did change my sharing workgroup successfully with just a stop/start in the sharing panel. Unfortunately, I don't have a WINS server to test with, so I don't know what's involved in getting the Finder's browser to browse a WINS server, or if it even works for that matter.
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WINS server doesn't work in 10.2
Authored by: sjonke on Aug 30, '02 10:21:03AM

As reported at and as I found out the hard way on my own, 10.2 does not currently use the WINS server even though you can enter one. You can't get out of your local workgroup. Didn't Apple say they were ahead of schedule on Jaguar? Stuff like this and the various other problems I've run in to with 10.2 make me think 10.2 shouldn't have been released yet. It's the first OS update that I'm NOT recommending others install. 10.1.5 is much more robust and stable. If you haven't installed 10.2 yet, I recommend waiting until 10.2.1 or later when the real 10.2 will stand up.

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WINS server doesn't work in 10.2
Authored by: macinmodesto on Aug 30, '02 12:42:41PM

Good...I thought I was the only one getting this problem. I entered our WINS servers' IP address and then when I went back to the workgroup, it only showed that system...lame! They should block unusable features...I wasted a lot of time on thinking I was somehow setting it up wrong.

Does anyone have any idea how to properly set up Active Directory access via LDAP v3? I added it but my Active Directory server denies access to the administrator.

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WINS server doesn't work in 10.2
Authored by: ginoledesma on Aug 30, '02 12:59:20PM

Well, I removed the WINS server option as it did filter out the rest of the computers in the workgroup. Despite having removed it, it still takes some time for the normal list to appear, even if smbclient or smbutil reports the computers properly.

Oh well. I still use SWAT or edit the smb.conf directly, though. Much more options to tweak.

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