Combine workgroups (Resolved)

New clean install mint 18.2 64bit system.

In windows networks there are two workgroups 1. WORKGROUP just has the current computer 2. 000D0B6DA3C4 which has all the other components of the LAN

Is there some way to combine the two into one. I seem to remember that in an older version of mint there was a way to change the name of the workgroup.

Any advice welcome.

Are you saying everything EXCEPT the Mint PC is in the 000D0B6DA3C4 workgroup ? … so all you want to do is change the Mint PC’s workgroup ?

If so, on the Mint PC run:

sudo xed /etc/samba/smb.conf

find the section that reads

# Change this to the workgroup/NT-domain name your Samba server will part of
   workgroup = WORKGROUP

and change it to

# Change this to the workgroup/NT-domain name your Samba server will part of
   workgroup = 000D0B6DA3C4

SAVE the file, and REBOOT the PC.

That did it working fine now.

Thank you.

No worries my mate :slight_smile: