Mac mini can't access workgroups

By jobeard
Feb 21, 2013
Post New Reply
  1. Normally, Applications->Utilities->Directory Access will allow a Mac to specify a workgroup name.
    Just discovered working on a friend's mini (10.7.9 as I recall) that Directory Access is missing!

    Also missing is /etc/smb.conf

    SO - - the mini is not able to participate in File Sharing.

    Anyone with better info? TIA.
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 11,165   +986

    Update: Apparently, OSx 10.7 has moved the control into the Network & WORKGROUP is set under Network->WINS tab

    see this
  3. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    I was going to reply last night because I knew I have seen the workgroup somewhere in 10.7. But I didn't have my laptop booted up, I do now, but I see you've already figured it out. Carry on :)
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 11,165   +986

    Thanks (y)

Similar Topics

Add your comment to this article

You need to be a member to leave a comment. Join thousands of tech enthusiasts and participate.
TechSpot Account You may also...