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

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Mount Windows File Share and acces them on ubuntu 14.04 server

I have created a windows file share windows server 2012 on one of the data centre and i want to access the file share in another data centre on ubuntu server 14.04 I am able to ping both the machines ...
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Samba server with PDC

Getting Error while adding user smbpasswd -a username Failed to open /var/lib/samba/private/secret.tdb Please suggest your opinion.
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Nautilus unresponsive after switching wifi networks (which prevents access to mounted network drive)

I'm having trouble with nautilus hanging. The problem is that a very particular order of events causes nautilus to become unresponsive: Connect to my own wifi Mount my nas (samba) share over the ...
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Samba File Server using LDAP users without Samba Domain Controller

I have a Ubuntu 14.04 LTS server with Samba and OpenLDAP installed. I'm wondering how to configure Samba such that ldap users can authenticate without offering a domain controller.
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How to follow symbolic link with smb share

I have a Virtual machine running Ubuntu server 14.04 and I've set up some smb shares. Everything is working fine except for following symbolic links. The host is a Mac and I can see the symbolic link ...
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Cannot access shared folder on ubuntu 12.04

I am hoping someone can help me get an answer as I am running out of ideas. I have several Ubuntu 12.04 servers joined to domain. I have no problems sharing a folder on most of them but it does not ...
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Set up WINS server, cannot get it to resolve name

I setup a WINS server on an Ubuntu linux machine by installing Samba, and changing the following in /etc/samba/smb.conf: wins support = yes name resolve order = lmhosts host wins bcast Then, on a ...
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Can't access SAMBA share over VPN tunnel

I have two Samba servers (standalone servers), one on each end of a persistent IPSEC VPN tunnel. These two Ubuntu 14.04 servers have been joined to a Windows domain. ALL clients (windows or linux) on ...
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Create files in folders created by other users [duplicate]

I would really appreciate any help you guys can give me with the problem im having. First of all, im pretty comfortable with command line but by no means an linux expert so I would appreciate some ...
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Can't browse samba network after upgrade 14.10 to install printer

With 14.04 I installed a network printer, hosted on a different windows PC. Everything worked fine, but after upgrading to 14.10 I get the error that I can't print. When trying to open the properties ...
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Ubuntu Server 14.4 LTS Server connectivity Issue with windows clients

I have installed Ubuntu Server 14.4LTS and Samba File Server few weeks back. All my clients are on windows 7. Since then I have been having intermittent problems as mentioned below. 1. clients ...
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How to access my NAS via the command line using rsync

I have always been accessing my NAS (dlink-343) via the gui in Caja or Nautilus. The connection says smb://dlink-15gtac. How can I access my NAS via the command line if I want to copy files to there, ...
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Apt-Get Update only spits out errors

First of all I am sorry if this has already been asked. I searched around and couldn't find any specific answer to my problem. I had a WorkGroup LAN server working as of yesterday. Today at&t came ...
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Permission denied when sharing folders

For some reason I've never been able to get Network shares working on Ubuntu, 12.04 nor 14.04. Although I have the desktop version, I've followed the server sharing advice here with no luck. The ...
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share home directory by samba in ubuntu

I have installed samba on my Ubuntu server. I do changes on smb.config and I can connect from my windows to the share file which I create in a path /srv/samba/share with using [share] part and ...
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How to access shared network files in Ubuntu Touch?

How to access shared network files in Ubuntu Touch? In Android I use ES File Explorer to access files on a Raspberry Pi shared over LAN only.
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Thunar custom context menu not available on remote resource (smb://..)

My custom ImageMagick command works perfectly on local resources. There is no problem in accessing the remote resource (I'm using Gigolo) e.g. Thunar image file preview works just fine on the remote ...
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Can't access shared folder on Ubuntu from Windows 7

The server is running Ubuntu 14.04 and Samba is started with the following conf: [global] server string = Samba Server %v security = user dns proxy = no interfaces = lo eth1 wins support = yes ...
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Samba4/Bind9 “Failed to connect to /usr/local/samba/private/dns/sam.ldb”

(Ubuntu Server 12.04.5 LTS) Bind 9.8 (working as local authority,) latest Samba4 from GIT. Trying to get Samba integrated with Bind The first error message thrown in /var/log/syslog is mailhost ...
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KDE Samba share wont let me connect if i disable Guest Access

i run kubuntu 14.04 (kde 4.13) ad want to share a folder with a windows pc, but it should only be accessable with a username + password combination. What i have done: right klick the folder. ...
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Having problems with Samba4/BIND9_DLZ : AppArmor permission issue

(12.04.5LTS Server) Have a user "named", configured in the bind9 service to start. My /etc/apparmor.d/local/usr.sbin.named file /usr/local/samba/lib/** rm, /usr/local/samba/private/dns.keytab r, ...
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Samba Password must change after first logon

How to enable "samba password must change after first/next logon" I enabled a function in pdbedit file but is not working. root#/opt/samba/bin/pdbedit -P "user must logon to change password" account ...
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How to Undo installation settings

Recently I just installed ubuntu server 14.0.4 and I was able to install active directory domain controller with samba, but i realized there some issues i'll ran into when connecting the client ...
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windows network password required for share

I want two-way sharing between Windows 7 and Ubuntu Studio 14. I never used Ubuntu before, but I managed to get it to work one way (I used Samba to share one of my Ubuntu partitions, now I have acess ...
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FAT32 samba share not writable via nautilus: can it be fixed via fstab configuration?

I have configured with samba a raspberry pi, raspbian with two usb HDs, one NTFS and the other FAT32. They are both mounted at boot in fstab, via UUID rather than /dev/ pointers so to allow for ...
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Unable to install Samba

I've been trying to install Samba with this terminal prompt: sudo apt-get install samba This is the response I get: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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How to Fix the Intermittent Ping Time out

I am back with a new Question. Its weird as always. My setup is as follow; 2 Ubuntu 12.4 LTS Servers. / LynkSys POE Switch. / 01 LynkSys Router / 3 Proxim APs. The APS are connected via Cat6 to ...
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Mythbuntu Public Samba Shares

I have installed Mythbuntu 14.04 and have MythTV running. I am trying to access the Videos and other Samba shares from my Windows 8.1 workstation and get an "Access Denied" when I try. When I type ...
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CIFS won't reconnect to Samba share on request

I have a Ubuntu 14.04 server which writes to a number of Windows machines shared folders over samba. I have all the cifs shares setup in /etc/fstab and they connect perfectly when the server boots up ...
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Samba not reconnecting to Win machine when client boots up

Got a Samba network working fine from my Ubuntu 14.04 server to a mixture of Win clients (XP, Vista, 7). However: If I boot the server with the client off, and the client machine boots up after the ...
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How can I add a Samba Share on the same machine as my Active Directory DC?

Okay, so I've been trying to set up an Active Directory domain controller using samba, and I have successfully done so. I've created the domain, and joined a few Windows machines to said domain. ...
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Moving documents folder to a Windows Network Share

Well I've recently switched to Linux :) I'm enjoying it so far! Back in my old Windows set-up, I used to have all my documents saved on a network computer in a folder that corresponded to the ...
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How to get group write permission with Samba 4?

I have a Samba share server running Ubuntu. After upgrading to 14.04, I had Samba upgraded from 3 to 4. Since then, I can't get group write permission on my newly created directory or files. What was ...
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smbtree not finding my samba shares, but I can connect to shares using Mac client

I'm trying to use smbtree to view samba shares on my local network. Several of those shares are hosted on my own server, which I am running all these commands on. I know the shares exist because I can ...
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Writer error when using tar to make a backup to a Windows network share

Hello, I'm a newbie to linux. I created a share in a windows machine named: //rui-pc/caixamagica Also a mounting point: /mnt/caixamagica and I want to backup my "/" (root) to that network drive.. ...
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rpc rights grant SeDiskOperatorPrivilege fails

I have followed the https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Setup_a_Samba_AD_Member_Server#Starting_the_daemons and https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Setup_and_configure_file_shares_with_Windows_ACLs ...
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Change remote windows file permissions on Windows Share using SAMBA

I am using XUbuntu 13.10 as a workstation in a mainly Windows enrivonment. I have several shares accessible via SAMBA which I can read and write to as per normal using either Windows or XUbuntu (using ...
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14.04: Nautilus and mounted SMB-Drives/SFTP/SSH-Connections

What's the thing about Nautilus and mounted SMB-Drives/SFTP/SSH-connections? Everything works fine until I close nautilus. Most of the time reopening nautilus takes forever and I can't find a reason ...
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Syncing with a Samba share without mounting it

I have two Ubuntu computers on a home network, let's call them A and B. A runs Samba server and on B I use FreeFileSync to sync files between the two computers wirelessly. The problem is that every ...
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“browse” button disabled in “windows printer via samba” for printer shares

I have done a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.10 and SMB printing seems to be missing. There was no SAMBA option for adding a network printer, after Googling, I installed libsmbclient, smbclient and ...
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Sharing public folder between Ubuntu machines, via “Personal File Sharing”

Launching Personal File Sharing from dash, the application opens with the message: "this feature cannot be enabled because the required packages are not installed on your system". I tried sudo apt-get ...
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A accesses B's shared resources, B cannot access A?

Two Ubuntu 14.04 machines, A & B with wired links via local router, are configured identically as far as I can manage. Their smb.conf files, identical except for share path names, declare: ...
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how to fix the Samba Share keeps loosing the network connectivity issue

I have a Ubuntu 12.4 LTS Server with a Samba Share where some windows clients get connected to it. as of lately Users are complaining that when they same a file or update it they can't see the file ...
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Monitor print jobs/pages printed per IP address

We use an honor system for printed pages, but since someone's been misusing our trust I would like to monitor/log the amount of pages printed per IP address. Is there any software (or script) that can ...
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How to force SMB2 protocol in samba?

For security reasons, I'd like to disable the SMB1 protocol in samba. Is it possible? I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.
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Samba Permissions not staying for all users on 14.04 Server

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Server with Samba so that MAC and PC machines can connect to it via a wired network. I have created a single share: mkdir -p /mnt/TEST-NEW-SERVER chown -R root:users ...
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Ubuntu Server Samba Permissions best practice

I am having some problems accessing my Ubuntu Server 14.04 over Samba. I am trying to access from my Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 desktop and other Linux desktops. I would like to have fine access control in ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 File Server, using Samba, NFS, OwnCloud and SFTP, all on the same mounted path

My Ubuntu 14.04 box has a mounted HDD with ext4 on local the path /Public I chown the path to my only username so I can transfer files using SFTP (via SFTP client) from my Windows Machine. I wanted to ...
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Transferring large files between an Ubuntu machine and a windows machine

I have two computers, one with Ubuntu 14.04 (PC1), the other one with Windows-7 (PC2). I have a >2GB file to transfer from PC1 to PC2 and I got a timeout message by using the usual way, i.e. using the ...
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Ubuntu file sharing server (with samba) using external hard drive

I'm trying to configure a file sharing server using Ubuntu server (with samba). I want the shared files to be saved on an external hard drive (2TB) because the space on the desktop's (which is a new ...