Questions tagged [workgroup]

A workgroup is Microsoft's terminology for a peer-to-peer Windows computer network.

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After uninstalling Samba, can no longer access Windows network

Ubuntu 20.04; local network with one Windows 7 and one Windows 8 machine, on a workgroup I recently did a fresh install of Ubuntu 20.04. At first I was able to see the Windows network and access the ...
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Configuring 20.04 samba for SMBv1

Is there a way to configure the current samba to be able to display workgroups and/or homegroups? SMB1 disabled -- no workgroup available
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Samba share accessible on Windows after SSH connection established via Cygwin?

So I have an unusual problem that I have been fighting with for literally weeks now. Let me establish the following prior to elaboration: The Samba server is running Ubuntu Server 16.04 All the ...
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Why does my desktop broadcast WORGROUP name queries over DNS and NETBIOS (NBNS)?

I have a fresh and up-to-date installation of xenial desktop (16.04.03). It is broadcasting NBNS and DNS name requests, looking for WORKGROUP peers, despite the fact that Samba is not installed. This ...
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smbclient shows me my share, smbnetfs does not

I have a Windows 7 share that I want to mount in my home directory. I'm using Xubuntu 14.04.3 which has the Thunar file manager. I can use smbclient to see (ls) the share and files I wish to access. ...
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Can not connect to Windows HomeGroup and Internet at the same time

I Ubuntu 14.04 and made all the changes on Samba to allow me to connect to my Windows Homegroup. Trouble is I can now either connect to the homegroup or the internet, but not both at the same time. I'...
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How do I get 14.04 LTS to join a Windows workgroup

I was able to access my home network with Win 7 laptops and XP desktops and this desktop before upgrade/update to an XP desktop with large, shared hard drive. Now I can't see the computers on the ...
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creating power group

I want to create a group that can run some privileged commands but not all. For example, a power user can access the home files (from one user to another), but it shouldn't be allowed to run apt-get ...
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Samba Clients set up

OK, I've learned how to use nano to edit smb.conf file with some limited success. How do I set up each client machine to use Samba? Does the workgroup definition in the config file refer to the same ...
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Win7 workgroup machine invisible to ubuntu machine in same workgroup

BACKGROUND Hi everyone, I am working on an animal welfare initiative on a budget of $0 using old machines etc., so if you can help with this you get a big lick up the side of the face as a thank you ...
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Can connect ubuntu with windows workgroup

I have a two systems in my home, one is windows 7 and other is ubuntu precise pangolin. Now i want to connect my two systems in one workgroup for sharing purpose. Is it possible to achieve this..?
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How to access Samba shares in Lubuntu 12.10

Lubuntu uses PCmanFM as it's default file manager. I want to access my samba share with PCmanFM to upload and download files. I've already installed the "samba" and "cifs-utils" packages and thier ...
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Connecting to Windows Home Network Printer

I have a Brother MFC 5440CN connected to my Windows Vista Desktop which is shared with the Workgroup. I have figured out how to go to the Printers application and find the shared printer. However, no ...
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Windows Workgroup issue [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Share Ext4 Partition Over Network How to configure my Ubuntu Workstation to be a member of Windows 7 Workgroup ? and How to manage permissions for windows users accessing my ...
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Pros and cons to default workgroup

I'm setting up an Ubuntu 12.04 LTS samba server. A lot of guides tell you to change workgroup from the default 'workgroup' to something else, e.g. smb.conf "workgroup = ubuntu_home" I see the ...
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Does a Samba workgroup with spaces need quotes around it?

If my Windows workgroup is made of two words with a space in-between, does Samba's config file need quotes around the workgroup name, example: WORKGROUP = "MY WORKGROUP"
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