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WINS workgroup resets every time I startup my MAC

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  • PeterPeety Calculating status...

    Dear ArctiX-Arts, could you please send me the script too? I don´t get how its done. Running OS 10.8.4.


    Tx so much, Peety

  • raily74 Calculating status...
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    Jun 11, 2013 3:48 AM (in response to MrTweety)

    Hi Peety,


    I've sent it to you by mail. To get along follow the steps of "iDeviceDreamer" (post nr. 3 of this thread).


    Good luck, Michael

  • PeterPeety Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 12, 2013 2:25 AM (in response to raily74)

    Hey Michael, thank you so much. It worked immediately! Really appreciate your help,


    cheers, Peety

  • samoceta Calculating status...
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    Jun 13, 2013 1:40 PM (in response to MrTweety)

    Hey guys.


    Could anybody send me that email aswell.

    That would help me alot and I would be very greatful.




  • Anthony W. Calculating status...
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    Jun 13, 2013 1:47 PM (in response to samoceta)

    You should have a zip file soon. Follow the steps from ideviceDreamer and you should be golden.

  • rommm Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 8, 2013 8:56 AM (in response to MrTweety)

    I was having the same smb nightmare on a new server install so have used this script.


    I am getting tons and tons of these errors now in the sys log:

    Jul  8 08:41:15 sfs244[1] (org.samba.nmbd[636]): Exited with code: 1

    Jul  8 08:41:15 sfs244[1] (org.samba.nmbd): Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds


    smb appears to be running just fine, the users can get on but I am a bit worried about these respawn errors.

    Anyone else having these?


    Should I have removed



    from /Library/LaunchDaemons ??

    Is it just trying to start smb twice or something?

  • dathan42 Calculating status...

    After calling Apple Support with no resolution I thought I was the only one experiencing this problem so was pleasantly suprised to find this post. Great that you guys got a fix for it. Would be good if Apple could fix this in the upcoming Mavericks OSX release.


    I would appreciate it if someone could also please send me the script too?

    mail to:


    Thank you for your help.

  • dathan42 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 13, 2013 7:11 AM (in response to rommm)


    Following my earlier post; don't worry about semding me a copy of the script. I just managed to download a free .plist editor and created the .plist and followed the previous procedures and my problem is now also confirmed as fixed. Thank you everyone, this post is a lifesaver!


    rommm, in regards to your problem; I have looked at my sytem log and cannot see the same problem as you are seeing.  It would be good to hear if anybody else is experiencing your problem.


  • rommm Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 18, 2013 11:50 AM (in response to dathan42)

    Any chance someone could take a screentshot of the /Library/LaunchDaemons folder?


    Does everyone have those two org.samba plists?


    I am still having problems with occasional disconnects(like two times a week) for the pc users and tons of throttling errors in the system log. Last time it went away when I stopped and restarted smb but then started up again later.


    screenshot 2013-07-18 at 11.46.28 AM.jpg


    screenshot 2013-07-18 at 11.48.13 AM.jpg

  • dathan42 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 19, 2013 6:35 AM (in response to rommm)

    rommm, As requested here is the screen dump of the /Library/LaunchDaemons folder on my MacBookPRO:


    Screen Shot 2013-07-19 at 11.28.50 PM.png

    Note the fix from the above posts are working really great for for me in two different MacBookPRO's.

  • rommm Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 19, 2013 1:51 PM (in response to dathan42)

    Thanks for the screen dump! Turns out SMBup was causing a billion throttling respawn errors in my sys log and crashed smb a few times a week. I had opened it but didn't realize it installed files. I had decided not to use it because it looked like it was a separate user system and all my users are Active directory users.


    The SMBup uninstaller did entirely work either, I had to go manually remove these files:

    sudo rm /Library/LaunchDaemons/org.samba.nmbd.plist

    sudo rm /Library/LaunchDaemons/org.samba.smbd.plist


    Once I got rid of that, the script from this thread is working great.



  • rommm Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 19, 2013 1:55 PM (in response to rommm)

    Oh also, if you know vi or vim you can just do this:


    sudo touch /Library/LaunchDaemons/

    sudo chown root:wheel /Library/LaunchDaemons/

    sudo chmod 644 /Library/LaunchDaemons/


    sudo vi /Library/LaunchDaemons/


    Then add the script:

    for vi you just press i for insert, paste in the script, then press esc, and :w! to exit


    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

    <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "">

    <plist version="1.0">








            <string>sleep 60;touch "/Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/"</string>







    Then reboot

  • tpedry Calculating status...

    I am sorry, you seem to have given a very detailed list of how to install this script, but i got stuck at "copy". 


    I have been calling tech support about the problem and scouring the internet for anything I could find, but I have not been able to try your solution because I need more detail. What, where from and how are you copying the "com.....plist"? Can you email me the script as well?


    Thank you for  the help. I was running from PC because of viruses and it seems that I have come over to the side that only has things half baked.....I don't know what to do!!


    thank you Tim

  • dathan42 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 7, 2013 6:12 AM (in response to tpedry)


    As requested I have emailed you the plist script.


    In reference to your other question you need to:   

    Copy "" to /library/LaunchDaemons


    So the file ends up in the  /Library/LaunchDaemons folder on your Mac as per my screen dum in my earlier post (above) dated

    Jul 19, 2013 6:35 AM.


  • Sidney Bristow Calculating status...
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    Sep 12, 2013 6:33 PM (in response to MrTweety)

    Can somebody confirm if the latest build 10.8.5 has addressed this issue?


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