How do I... Add Macs to a Windows Vista workgroup?

Figure A: Workgroup name

Love 'em or hate 'em, Macs have an increasing presence within business workgroups. Fortunately, advances within Apple's OS X operating system simplify connecting Windows Vista and Macs on the same network. Windows administrators can follow these steps from Erik Eckel to add Macs to Windows Vista-powered workgroups.

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Verify the Windows Vista workgroup name by right-clicking My Computer, selecting Properties and clicking the Computer Name tab. The example here reveals the workgroup name to be WORKGROUP.

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