Here is what I've done so far:
I have installed samba following the server guide in the first link posted.
I have edited my smb.conf file.. here is (what I think) is the relevant part of that for you to see..
[homes] comment = Home Directories browsable = no writable = yes valid users = %S valid users = MYDOMAIN\%S create mask = 0755 directory mask = 0755
I have created a user running
sudo adduser wks. This successfully adds the user and creates the home folder with group and user permissions set to "wks".
Now I add that same user to samba
smbpasswd -a wks no errors all seems to go well.
Ok so from here I should be at the very least be able to goto a windows machine, open up the network computers, find the server, and open the home folder for "wks"??
At the moment I can do all of these things but access the home folder (even with the username and password I set in the previous steps).
Have I missed something trivial? Was that a bad tutorial to read from? I am confused how to proceed from here.
TO summarize: the user wks (this happens to also be the windows credentials.) with the supplied password still does not have permission to access the home folder while accessing it with windows.
I double checked on windows to make sure I was seeing it in the workgroup... I am not. Is there a step I missed? in smb.conf I have
workgroup = DMSI and the windows computers are all part of that workgroup.