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

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Roaming Profiles using Samba on Linux Server

I've configured an Ubuntu Server with Samba Active Directory Domain Controller. Everything works fine: I can add a Windows 7 client to my domain, I can share folders, DNS works properly... but when I ...
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Can Samba be use for two types of servers at the same time?

I am currently setting up a server that use samba to act as a domain controller. In the meantime, I am planning to have a file server on the same machine. Will I able to use Samba as a file server ...
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16.04 beta — problems with samba (systemd related) and nautilus (launcher related)

I decided to take the plunge on doing a do-release-upgrade tonight from 14.04.4 to 16.04. Went pretty well -- the display died mid-upgrade and I wasn't able to ssh in to check on things, so I had to ...
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Samba over Internet or alternative for my file server?

Samba over Internet? I want a file server that stores all files on the server and nothing else. I tried vsftpd, but I had to download the files first before I could actually edit it. I'm currently ...
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Issues with smb under 14.04LTS with Window Shares

I've been having issue with one of my Ubuntu installs and for life of me, cannot seem to trace what has gone wrong. Currently using XFCE on ubuntu but it dosen't seem to matter what desktop manager I ...
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Adding Additional HDD to Ubuntu 14.04.2 Server on Oracle VM VirtualBox

I'm currently using Ubuntu 14.04.2 Server on Oracle VM VirtualBox as I'm trying to understand the deployment to be ready to deploy it in a real network. Here is the situation. Currently, I have ...
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Samba server do my login credential have to be identical to windows username

Title says it all but is it like windows username = test123 so samba user has to be test123 too or is there way to change this? so i could be logged in windows with test1 and login to sambe using ...
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Copy file with smbclient and path to directory

I'm stuck in NT_STATUS_BAD_NETWORK_NAME error but can't understand what I'm doing wrong. My objective: copy a file from ubuntu to windows in a simple command line to be called by php. The problem: ...
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Copying files with Chinese filenames to Windows

I am a newbie when it comes to server administration and I would like to ask for your guidance on the problem below. I have a samba share where users create files/folders with Chinese file/folder ...
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Connecting windows 10pc to Ubuntu 14.04.04 Samba Server

I am running a linux ubuntu 14.04.04 sambda server. I have created vpn through openvpn and my next step is to configure a file sharing service. To do this I have set-up a Samba server by following ...
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Samba working via Nautilus, but not via mount

I am having a Samba share on a bananapi. On the pi I have created the user samba. Since the shares are also shared by owncloud, I have added samba to the group www-data. If I am using Nautilus with ...
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What is a samba user?

I have an owncloud running on my bananapi. In the data dir of owncloud I am linking to some folders on an external HDD. Moreover I want to use the linked folders, like Music, Videos etc. as a Shared ...
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Is there any easy way to add samba passwords in GUI?

I can easily share the files through samba in Nautilus, but can we add the passwords without typing commands or installing other software like system-config-samba?
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Partially moving samba user to the new server

There are many questions like this one and many other good links, one of these link is: Link1 But this answer is useful too: This I must not move all of the users from the old to the new, only some ...
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Windows 10 will only connect to Ubuntu wirelessly but not via LAN

I wish to transfer files between a Windows 10 desktop and a media server running Ubuntu 14.04.1. I have Samba installed on Ubuntu and I can transfer files only wirelessly. The Windows 10 desktop has a ...
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Issue setting up Samba on Ubuntu 15.10 - most likely a permissions issue

I'm trying to install Samba on Ubuntu 15.10. I've setup samba like I have on any other server but I'm having trouble with some sort of permissions issue. The share is visible but I cannot access the ...
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Cifs Share keeps asking for password and is slow

I followed the directions here https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MountWindowsSharesPermanently to mount a windows share and it works as expected. Some issues that I am having is one it is very slow when I load ...
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Can only access gvfs-mount in nautilus

I am trying to mount a Windows network drive using gvfs-mount, gvfs-mount smb://<server_name>/<share_name>/<folder_name> The folder seems to be mounted correctly, as I can browse ...
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Unable to connect windows shared printer on Ubuntu 14.04.1-

I am unable to connect windows shared printer on Ubuntu 14.04.1. I have installed the Samba service on Ubuntu and configure it. I am able to configure shared printer on other windows os and from ...
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How to join a Ubuntu desktop client to a ubuntu server domain controller

What I want to do is to authenticate ubuntu users across the network. I have already created the domain, what I need to know is how to log in the users, save their personal settings and stuff like ...
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Shared Files are not collaborating (only coming as read only)

I have shared a folder and files inside (over a LAN network - Peer to peer). The permissions are for read and write for everyone. But whenever someone (from a different machine in the same network ) ...
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Sharing home directories

I (wish to) have a file server with a few users, each of witch with their own (private) home directory. If one of the users are 'dave', what's the difference between [homes] valid users = %S ...
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Ubuntu Personal File Sharing: Wrong Username Password

I have a problem about personal file sharing system. First, I've created a folder on my home directory and I've shared this. But when I connect to this folder with my Android file manager, it's ...
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nmblookup doesn't work if I have my firewall enabled

I've opened TCP ports 137, 138, 139 and 445 on the server, and yet unless I disable the firewall, running nmblookup server_name fails.
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Samba over Openvpn

I'm sorry to bother about this silly question, I found many and many answers on this topic but none of them work for me. The Ubuntu 14.04 server's got both Openvpn and Samba. The client is a Windows ...
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Ubuntu Server/Samba

I've installed Ubuntu Server and added Samba to use as a very basic file server with a few different users with their own accounts. Should I create the users and the groups in Ubuntu or in Samba, or ...
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PCManFM (Lubuntu 14.04) not Seeing Other Network Computers

Something has changed recently, and I can't figure out what. I have a headless server running Ubuntu 12.04 Server with Samba and CUPS and several shared drives (frankenstein). Everything worked fine ...
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Can somebody confirm that Samba authentication works on ubuntu 15.10

I am just re-approaching this problem again because I have shelved it for a while. I posted an issue I was and am experiencing with Samba authentication not working when connecting from a windows ...
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samba file sharing error

'net usershare' returned error 255: net usershare add: cannot convert name "Everyone" to a SID. The connection was refused. Maybe smbd is not running. This is what i get when i try to share a ...
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Samba mount keeps timing out

I have several mounted drives to a windows share on an ubuntu server machine. //WindowsFileServer/Media /mnt/Media cifs credentials=/home/drew/.smbcreds,uid=1000,iocharset=utf8 0 0 ...
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Cannot access folders shared on the second hdd

I have two folders shared using samba. One folder is in /home/y directory on the ssd and the second one on the second hdd mounted as /media/y/hdd. I can access the first, but I've got the message ...
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Slow / unresponsive system writing with high IO to CIFS Windows share

Environment Ubuntu Server 15.10 virtualised with Hyper-V, mounting a RAID 5 (accelerated with an SSD via Intel RST) Windows share with cifs-utils, here is my fstab line: //x.x.x.x/folder ...
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File sharing lost when upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04 from 12.04

Something strange happened when upgrading from 12.04 to 14.04. I have three partitions on a connected hard drive that were all shared in 12.04. After upgrading, I only have one shared. The other two ...
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Samba server works but is unreliable

I have set up a Samba-file-server on a headless Ubuntu LTS Server. Currently it works but I'm having a few issues, as follows: Copying files from OS X or Windows is rather slow and will often fail ...
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Shared Windows folder only contains the first ~15 subfolders

I've got a Windows 10 system with two shared folders: FolderC and FolderE. FolderC resides on my primary hard drive, FolderE on my secondary. From a Ubuntu 15.10 system I want to access these two ...
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Can't copy files to Windows share with write-only / view-contents permissions

I'm using Kubuntu 15.10. There is a share on a remote server that acts as a dropbox for my professors. Of course they don't want people copying or things from there. The Windows Permissions are set to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS server Permission question

A little about my setup. I have a synology nas that has transmission loaded to DL content. The temporary directory is on the nas when its in process of DL. I have a remote folder mounted that points ...
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Struggling to share folders with new install of 14.04 LTS

Very much a beginner and I need help, please. I decided to install Ubuntu 14.04 on an elderly PC which does meet the system spec and have it join my Windows network. I tried the idea with a netbook ...
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How to build samba 4.3.4 from source for Ubuntu 15.10

My first 100? tries died on missing user authentication. On the official 4.1.17 I have no problems to open the shares on my windows 10. my motivation: I want to copy files with 2 Gb/sec. I already ...
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SAMBA users always ask permission

in SAMBA ,guest users have 777 permissions to READ/WRITE files but always ask permissions when new folder or files are copied to SHARED FOLDER, and I give permission by: chmod -R 777 SHARED FOLDER, ...
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Samba error when connecting to Active Directory

hoping someone can give me some insight into an error I'm getting. I'm trying to connect a Ubuntu workstation to Active Directory using Kerberos, Samba, and Winbind. When I run the kinit command, it ...
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Can't Edit Music Metadata On Samba Share

I have a music library shared over samba. I connect to the samba share with an account that has rwx permissions. I'm able to verify that I can create files in the same directory as the music files as ...
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Connect to Samba Share With Different User For Some Applications

I have a Samba share set up on my media server with two different users, mediamanager(rwx) and streamer(read-only). On my desktop I set up the music folder on the media server to auto-mount with ...
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Share folders between two Ubuntu systems on two different local network

I have two Ubuntu system 15.04, 15.10, and I am able to share folders one way. I have both systems on two different local networks. one has an address of 12.0.2.12 and the other 12.0.1.12. One network ...
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Access BB USB device via Network Manager

I'd like to connect to my BlackBerry 10 device via USB. The device emulates a network connection which allows me to connect to the memory via Samba and do some other stuff via a tool called Sachesi. ...
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Access a print queue on a Windows print server on a different network

I'm running Ubuntu 15.10. (Gnome edition) I want to access a Windows print queue that is on a different local network but it does not show up in the list when I try to add a new printer. I've noticed ...
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Samba Share to Mac problems

I am working on building a small Ubuntu server to run Plex on. I have Ubuntu Server installed and up and running. I have installed Plex and Samba. I've mounted by separate internal drive (where I want ...
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Connect with an AD user to a ubuntu Machine

I try to log on under a ubuntu machine with an AD user via the GUI lightdm , but access is denied with "invalid password , please try again " My machine has been added in the AD : net ads join -U ...
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How to share folder from Ubuntu Server 14.04 using samba to 2 desktop, windows XP and Ubuntu in Virtual Box

I have 3 image in my Virtual Box. Ubuntu Server, windows xp and ubuntu 12.04. FYI, i've already install samba in Ubuntu server and the problem is that im stuck when trying to share folder from ubuntu ...
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How to share external hard drive over wifi?

I have an external Hard Drive connected to my pc running ubuntu 15.10. I wanted to share the data on it over my home wifi network to access it using android phones. I tried various methods using samba ...