Samba is the standard Windows interoperability suite of programs for Ubuntu and is also the default file server for Ubuntu.

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Example of Procedure for NAS Storage Auto-Mounting

In Windows, I used to "Map Network Drive" and voila, it worked and was there when I started. This is what I would like to happen on Ubuntu, with a slight twist. I'd like to, shall we say, "remap", my ...
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Network printer problem with 12.04

I had an HP LaserJet 3030 printer connected to an Ubuntu box. It worked fine with 11.10. I was able to print from Ubuntu as well as from Windows and Mac from the home network. About a month or so ...
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Network File Sharing Mechanisms in Ubuntu

I have noticed Ubuntu has several mechanisms to share folders with other machines on a network: For example, if I am in Nautilus (the file manager), I can right click on a folder, go to Properties, ...
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Why is Seahorse messing up my Samba sharing?

I am having a miserable time trying to Samba files to share correctly. I loaded Seahorse in the terminal and got an error. I'm sure my networking issue is a permission problem. nighthawk@Core4:~$ ...
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Samba fileshare playing nice with windows users and accounts

I have been reading article after article and asking around in the chats for help on why this is not working :( Here is what I've done so far: I have installed samba following the server guide in ...
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Access via network without password

Have set-up Samba and gotten connected to my Ubuntu box from Windows network, but now playing up with password and cannot connect again :(. I really need to get my data across to Ubuntu box so I can ...
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Configuring Samba to allow Use of CUPS printer

Having trouble with samba printing. I have a CUPS printer installed on an Ubuntu 11.04 server and that works great. When I try to configure samba to allow an XP machine to use the printer, it fails ...
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Does Samba have a default password?

$ smbpasswd Old SMB password: New SMB password: Retype new SMB password: Could not connect to machine 127.0.0.1: NT_STATUS_LOGON_FAILURE One suggestion was to add the user to samba smbpasswd -a ...
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I managed to set up a samba file server, but have to use gksudo to add or remove files!

I managed to set up a samba file server, but have to use gksudo to add or remove files! Also, the windows pc's cannot copy or use the files contained in the share. How do I rectify this? The line ...
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How do I set up file sharing between two Ubuntu laptops on my wireless network?

I have two laptops running Ubuntu 12.04. Both connect to the same WIFI network to access internet. How do I connect them to each other so that I can access files on one from another and vice versa? ...
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How do I Share a Public Folder with Windows Users?

I am new to Ubuntu, I would like to share a folder to my Windows machines on my LAN but the whole permissions thing is a bit of a mystery. Should I share the Public folder contained within my Home ...
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Is Samba required if you don't share folders and don't have any printers?

I wish to remove all unnecessary packages and services from Ubuntu 12.04. I was not clear whether samba is required for things other than sharing folders and printing. I don't do either of these ...
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Need to mount a drive before samba kicks in at boot. How to?

How do I make sure that a hard drive is mounted to a certain location before samba kicks in? I'd like to use the samba to share out the hard drive.
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Is there supposed to be a Windows Network folder in the file manager?

I pulled my hard drive out of my computer and started with a bootable usb version of Ubuntu, which I am using that at this point. At first boot, I see that there is a Windows folder when browsing ...
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Samba and User Acount Passwords

Is it possible to tie your login password to your samba password? Ideally every 30 days, users need to change their passwords to login into the machine and if its possible, when they update their ...
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Removing Samba Error

I am having a problem with Samba package. So I did the following to remove it, and got some errors. # sudo apt-get --purge remove samba-common Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 network printing through Windows Samba server

I have to print through a Samba server sharing an HP printer. After upgrading to 12.04 I'm no longer able to get it to work. The printer is shared through a samba server and I need to provide logon ...
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How do I configure Ubuntu Server as Primary Domain Controller for Windows 7 [closed]

I have a Mac server running OS X Server 10.5 Server and as a PDC for our Windows XP systems. I'd like to use the OS X Server as a PDC for our Windows 7 boxes but the version of Samba in OS X Server ...
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Pros and cons to default workgroup

I'm setting up an Ubuntu 12.04 LTS samba server. A lot of guides tell you to change workgroup from the default 'workgroup' to something else, e.g. smb.conf "workgroup = ubuntu_home" I see the ...
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Create a user for sharing purposes only

I want to create simple user, who don't have any authority to use the system by logging in, but can access the resources shared on the network from a domain. I am under an impression that samba user ...
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Setup LAN connection with Windows Guest

I want to setup a samba server on My Ubuntu host for My Windows Guest in Virtual Box. The Question is : How can I achieve this or Is it possible? Note: I am not trying to use the shared folder ...
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“Failed to mount Windows share” error in Samba

This is the situation. There are 3 machines in the office. The Operating systems on them are respectively, Linux mint Ubuntu 12.04 Windows Vista The Ubuntu (#2) machine is supposed to be the ...
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Copy files to an SMB share as non-root user

I would like to access and copy some files to an SMB share. These commands work with sudo, no username/password is needed: mount.cifs //192.168.1.1/share ~/share/ -o rw cp *pdf share/ umount share/ ...
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Windows VirtualBox can't browse network

I'm running Windows XP as a VirtualBox guest OS under Ubuntu 11.10, and I can't browse the Windows network. It seems like I can connect to some specific network shares, maybe only ones that are ...
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Why is Samba Access from Windows So Slow?

I have set up a file server using Ubuntu 12.04 Server. The purpose is to serve several network drives to Windows users that have heretofore been served by numerous NAS drives. I have Samba set up ...
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Microsoft Office programs (wine) can't save to cifs mount

I have mounted a folder from my NAS (Ubuntu Server 10.4, Samba) on my workstation (Ubuntu 11.4 CIFS) and everything works fine, except MS Office 2010 can't save to that folder. I see Word creates a ...
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How can I create a samba share from the command line?

As part of the installation step of some software on a Ubuntu VM I'd like to create a samba share. How would I go about doing that from the command line?
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Ubuntu 12.04 has experienced an internal error [closed]

After updating Samba I am getting this error when logged in as a user. Does not occur as root. The details window runs unity-support-test but never stops. What is the error?
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Why doesn't printing from Windows XP to 12.04 using Samba work?

I have set up my printer to print from Windows XP to Ubuntu 12.04. The printer is connected to the computer with Windows XP, and is being shared across my home network. The computer with Ubuntu 12.04 ...
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“Mounting cifs URL not implemented yet” when I try to mount a samba share

I have a server for development (Ubuntu 12.04). On that machine, I have a shared folder named "projects". I tried sudo mount -t smbfs smb://192.168.2.28/projects/myProject /mnt/myProject on my ...
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Can't connect to MS Windows share after switching to 12.04

In 8.04, 9.04, 10.04 and 11.04 I have been able to connect to a Windows 2003 server. It has been simple and effective. Since loading 12.04, I can't do it. The error highlights the password (which ...
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Connecting to Windows shares using Active Directory?

After upgrading my host to 12.04 I can no longer connect to Windows Shares in my AD (Active Directory) based network. I was able to do it previously using 11.10. I thought it might be an issue with ...
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How to remove all Samba users?

When setting up Samba for the first time, it "read" all the users in AD (Ubuntu is on a domain) and added them to the Samba user list. Obviously that isn't what I wanted. With over 1500+ users, I ...
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ACLs do not work correctly on cifs Windows share

Permissions do not function correctly if I mount a Windows 7 share using sudo mount -t cifs //Host/share /mnt/share -o username="Windows ...
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Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 can't connect anymore?

After formatting and installing Ubuntu 12.04, Windows 7 can't connect to Ubuntu and Ubuntu can't connect to Windows 7. This worked perfectly under fine under Ubuntu 11.10 and I haven't done any ...
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Windows 7 Can't Access Ubuntu Computer on Network

My network currently has 3 Windows 7 computers on it and one Ubuntu 12.04. When clicking on "Network" in Windows Explorer on any of the three Windows computers, you can see all the other computers, ...
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How do I mount an Active Directory Windows share?

How can i mount Active Directory Windows share in Ubuntu 12.04? In 10.04 it was easy mounting a Windows server share i nautilus, but it keeps telling me that my credentials is wrong. And they are not! ...
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Why can't I access a directory on another device if it has more than around 500 files? [closed]

I am having an issue with Ubuntu Natty (32 bit version) trying to access a directory on a FreeNAS server (set up to share files using samba) that is also on the local network. It seems that if there ...
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Network authentication not working

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 and Im trying to connect it to my NAS. It connects fine to folders where there are not authentication needed. However, if I try to open a password protected folder it ...
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Shared folder access from ubuntu is too slow

I've a NAS. From a windows machine it takes 1 or 2 seconds to access shared folders. From Ubuntu (11.10) it takes half a minute only to shows me the credential dialog box and another half to log in ...
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Can't access our Buffalo Network attached storage device

I get a box asking for the user name and password, which I correctly supply, but it won't accept them. I just verified that the user name and password work on an old 10.04 machine.
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12.04, mapping network drive from windows server 2003

I'm trying to map a network drive running on a windows server.. I tried using the Connect to Server GUI but didn't get anywhere so I tried mounting it in the terminal but have had little success. ...
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How to mount NAS folders via direct wired connection?

There are two machines connected to each other via network cable. One is notebook Ubuntu 12.04. Another is NAS Western Digital with a Debian. The NAS has some files shared via samba. I am not sure ...
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Unable to connect to Samba share folders - desperation ahead

today I set up a Ubuntu Server 10.04 LTS on our computer @work, /home was requested to be encrypted. I installed Samba and configured it according to several tutorials on the net - and I'm completely ...
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How to configure Samba

I wonder if there is someone here who knows how to configure Samba in following situation. I live in a house where all computers are in a local area network. In Windows I'm able to see all my ...
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Is there a way to reset smbclient settings to the default?

I think i made a few bugs in config settings of smb.conf and i want to get my original network settings back..is there any way for that?
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Access samba by host name

I have set up Samba on Ubuntu Server. Everything works fine, but I can access the dir only by providing ip address: smb://192.168.1.2/public but not the host name smb://myhost/public. user@host$: cat ...
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Unable to delete or save new smb.conf

I am brand new to linux and all related stuffs, so please be gentle. I am trying to get familiar with the sharing process in linux using samba. i have gone through and created the global settings i ...
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Problem with Samba + NetBIOS. Can't ping Ubuntu from Windows

I cannot ping my Ubuntu box from Windows. I have Samba installed and I have checked iptables and NetBIOS ports are not blocked. smbd and nmbd are both running. I'm running Ubuntu 11.10 Server. I was ...
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Update samba server

I just read that there is a big bug on the samba server. I checked the version and mine is 3.4.7. I'm using samba to share some data, how can I update the samba server under Ubuntu 10.04?