WorkGroup in Samba
Posted on 2014-03-14
Initially I thought Workgroup in smb.conf should match the name of windows wokrgroup
assuming neither windows nor samba server is joined to the domain.
I have installed Samba in ubuntu, in smb.conf file where it says workgroup , I gave it the same name as my windows 7 workgroup which is named Myworkgroup.
I have created folders in Ubuntu , gave permissions , and everything worked just fine..since I can access ubuntu folders from windows 7…
Then later on I wanted to test the importance of the name workgroup , if I really need to make workgroup name of windows 7 exactly the same as the workgroup name entered in smb.conf…..so I changed the workgroup entry in smb.conf from Myworkgroup to Workgroup and left windows 7 workgroup name as it is Myworkgroup
I restarted ubuntu as well as windows 7… and still cannot see any difference…I can login to windows and browse to folders in ubuntu and created /delete files and folders….
so I wonder if the workgroup name matching whether it is required or not..