regarding changing the workgroup in server ...
is there anything in /etc/samba/smb.conf?
if so, change your workgroup on this line:
then restart your samba server:Code:workgroup = vistaworkgrouphere
then check the output of smbtree to see if your vista machine appears.Code:sudo /etc/init.d/samba restart
alternatively, it may be less trouble to change your vista machine to the WORKGROUP workgroup