For those of you who are using Samba on Linux (including Ubuntu) systems and would like to be able to have Windows users see your server in their “Network” discovery browser, here’s what you need to do.
The following is required to get windows to see your samba share so you no longer need to type in the IP address of your server every time you want to access it on a new system.
With your favourite text editor, open smb.conf:
Add this to the top of the file:
You may also want to check to ensure that wins support configuration doesn’t exist in any other part of the configuration file.
After this is done, restart samba and Windows should be able to see your share!