Fighting with SAMBA authentication (the placement of the workgroup matters)

The network here in the Economics Faculty is based on Windows. A problem that I had for a long time is when setting the printer setup to work using SAMBA was that that I placed the work group in the machine name.

That did not work and it was frustrating to find the reason.

Sometime ago I found a tip that solve all my problem regarding the connectivity using sample. I need to place the work group in the user field.

That is instead of:

Device URI: smb://Workgroup/

User: username

the correct options is:

Device URI: smb://

User: Workgroup/username

After finding this tips all my problems connecting to windows printer shares or disk partitions using SAMBA are gone. :-)