Xubuntu 16.04: My network is configured and runs fine. But the pc is shown as part of the network "WORKGROUP". It should be part of "HOMENET".

Where can I configure that on the desktop?

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    Please post results of grep 'workgroup' /etc/samba/smb.conf Mar 18, 2017 at 19:10

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Thanks https://askubuntu.com/users/658578/toomanypets, your comment solved it.

I had installed samba on that client. Other had no samba installed and did not have that problem.

I fixed it with:

sudo nano /etc/samba/smb.conf

Search the line (it should about the very first settings in the file) and change from

workgroup = WORKGROUP


 workgroup = HOMENET

where I think the case does not matter. Save with Ctrl-o and exit with Ctrl-x. Finally, restart the samba service with

 sudo /etc/init.d/samba restart

Hope it helps

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