Mac in Windows Network

Enabling Windows Sharing in Mac OS X

in Mac OS X Leopard:

1. Click the Apple icon on the menu bar.

2. Click System Preferences.

3. In the System Preferences window, click the Sharing icon.


  1. On the Sharing window, make sure the checkbox for the File Sharing option is checked, and click the option to show its settings.
  2. Click the Options… button.
  3. On the window that pops down, check the Share files and folders using SMB option (see below).
  4. Check the checkbox(es) next to the account(s) that will be used to connect to the Mac computer from Windows computers, enter the password, and click OK.
  5. Click Done.

Setting the Workgroup for a Mac

in Mac OS X Leopard:

  1. Click the Apple icon on the menu bar and select System Preferences.
  2. In the System Preferences window, click the Network icon.
  3. In the Network window, select the network adapter that’s connected to the network, from the list of adapters and connections on the left.
  4. Click the Advanced… button.
  5. On the window that popped down, click the WINS tab.
  6. Change the Workgroup field.
  7. Click OK.

Configuring Mac and Windows Firewall Settings

If either the Mac or Windows computers have a third-party firewall application installed, configuring it with the Windows sharing (SMB) ports may be required.

Here are the ports that need to be approved or authorized to pass through the firewall:

  • UDP 137
  • UDP 138
  • TCP 139

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