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Could someone else please explain this
Authored by: apwin on Sep 05, '03 11:57:29PM

A domain is described on a Win 2K Domain Controller in standardform, eg, foo.company.com. You can also define a short name which can be used by non-Win 2K clients to access the domain's resources, eg, just FOO, and it appears as a workgroup name to non Win 2K cilents.

The upshot of all this in practice is that anyone on the network, whether they are on a Win2K box or not, can just use FOO as a domain name or a workgroup name.

In MacOS X, the SMB service in Directory Access shows WORKGROUP as the default workgroup name. You can just change this to FOO, and the Mac appears in the domain along with all the Windows machines.



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