Macintosh: Joining the Domain

Posted on 2011-10-06
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
1) I am used to with the Microsoft Window and (a little bit of) Linux Operating system
2) I am not familiar with the Macintosh OS
3) I saw some MacBook (The OS is Mac OS X 10.6.8) at a company (production environment)

4) I take one of the MacBook, and do the followings:
-Go to System Preferences > Network
- Highlight "Ethernet" (on the left side)
- Click "Advanced" (on the right side)
- It appears 6 tabs: TCP/IP, DNS, WINS, 802.1X, Proxies and Ethernet

5) When I click the tab of "WINS"
- It appears the following info:
- NetBios name: boba-macbook-555
- Workgroup: BOBA (Note: there are a lot of options when we click "the down arrow" such as BOBA, boba, volvo ...., workgroup)
- WINS servers: and

6) If I want to join the Domain (BOBA domain) for Windows XP, I will do as follows:
- Go to "My computer"
- Right-click, and select "Properties"
- Go to the "Computer Name" tab, and click "Change"
- Then, I input the domain's name (BOBA), and click OK
- Restart
- Then, this Windows XP will be a member of BOBA's domain

7) My question: How to join The above MacBook to BOBA's domain? (Just EDITING the "WINS" tab above?). Explain it please

8) Thank you

Question by:tjie
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    Check this link out.  I suggest reading the previous pages of that post as well just for some extra knowledge.

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