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    Oct 19, 2012
    Question Windows Server cannot discover Mac Mini
    I am having difficulty allowing my Windows Server 2008 R2 to discover my Mac Mini. I can see the server from my Mac but not vice versa. I have tried configuring WINS on the mac with no luck.

    I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise running as a workgroup.
    It is configured for Home Network Mode with discovering enabled.
    The Workgroup name is Workgroup.

    On the Mac side I have a Mac Mini running OS X 10.7
    I have File sharing enabled and it is configured for SMB
    I have tried going to the wins section of the mac from my Wifi connection and tried the following configuration:

    Workgroup: WORKGROUP
    Wins Servers: (My Routers IP address)

    With no luck

    Am I missing something here?

    Any suggestions?

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    May 22, 2005
    Closer than you think.
    Performa 6116 2GBSCSI 8MB OS 7.5.3
    Create a host file entry on the W2K8 server

  3. #3

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    Oct 19, 2012
    Smile Windows Server cannot discover Mac Mini
    Creating the Host file on the WIN2K8 Server worked perfect..... Logged into the Mac via UNC and Mapped the Home Folder for easy access.....Thank you MacsWork You Da Man!!!!!

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