Make Macs appear in Windows' Network Neighborhood

Oct 21, '03 09:44:00AM

Contributed by: Anonymous

I'm sure there are many other ways of doing this, but ... after hours of frustration trying to get a new Toshiba laptop running WinXP Home Edition to see our Linux Server and my OS X Ti-Book on our office network through the Network Neighborhood, I finally called in a UNIX guru friend of mine who suggested the following.

Open the Registry on the Windows machine (just type "regedit" from the "Run" command"). Then adjust the following Entry:

\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SYSTEM \ CurrentControlSet \ Services \
  lanmanworkstation \ parameters \ enableplaintextpassword
Change the default "Value Data" field from 0 to 1. Restart Windows and Voila! The Linux and OS X machines show up in the Windows network neighborhood.

[robg adds: In order to get my machine to show up at work, I just used Directory Access (in /Applications -> Utilities) to set a matching Workgroup name, and all was good from that point. But I have heard that this hasn't worked for others, so maybe this hint will help.]

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