qbicdesign wrote:alfreddo wrote:How do I change the workgroup in Mint from 'WORKGROUP' to MSHOME' ?
Hehe, finally someone asked the most important question...
Don't want to get into GUI vs CLI arguments, but IMO the workgroup name should be able to be changed in networking GUI, after all it is a networking feature.
OK, I'll give you 2:
(1) This one requires a little work at first to be completely GUI.
Select Unlock > General Properties > Workgroup
You can create a menu entry for it since although the package is installed by default in Mint7 it does not have a menu entry.
(2) Install system-config-samba
Once installed select: Menu > Administration > Samba > Preferences > Server Setting > Workgroup
You need to be very careful about how you use the rest of the functions of these two utilities and it's probably why they are not in the menu by default. Both of these are utilities to configure "Classic Samba". Mint / Ubuntu by default do not use "Classic Samba" - they use Usershares ( i.e., Nautilus-Shares ). You could really mess things up if you try to use both and aren't very careful about what you're doing.
To me using these utilities to change the workgroup name is like installing OpenOffice just to edit a config file - but that's just me.