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

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samba issue with Dell WiFi

So I am running Ubuntu 14.04 with gnome 3 desktop. I have samba set up and configured, and has been running for many months. My wife has a Dell 1545, windows 7 home 64 bit laptop. She tried to ...
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photo organizer for home server

So, I've setup a Ubuntu 12.04 server at home, and installed samba to share my files. One of the folders is called photos. These are pictures taken the last 15 years, and I have absolutely no control ...
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samba shares not showing in windows explorer

My samba shares on my Ubuntu server are not visible in Windows 8 explorer. Not always, but frequently. I know they are there, because I can access them directly with \homeserver\music\, however my ...
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Unstable Network Connection in local network

I encounter serious network problems for a Cubietruck mini-PC in my local network: the connection within my local network is very unstable (I use a wired eth connection). Here are some network tests ...
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Samba Administrative Password

Good . I am unfortunately having an issue with Samba. After installing Samba using Ubuntu Software Centre, when lunching it I am prompted to enter an administrator password. I can't remember ever ...
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Read, write but no delete in Samba

I have a Samba folder and I am looking for the right set of permissions. Users (no root) should be able to read and write files in the folder, but shouldn't be able to delete subfolders. Although with ...
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Samba keeps warning 'Session closed for user nobody'. Why?

I've set up an Ubuntu 14.04 server, using Samba to share files to our Windows clients. Everything appears to be working correctly, but while checking my auth logs, I see the line 'session closed for ...
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Can i access a windows share directly from linux server and Copy files

I have a windows share created using samba . It is located in my ubunutu server /mnt/user_new I want to copy files from /var/www/myproject/files/ to /mnt/user_new/files . This is for backup my ...
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How to share a mounted drive in ubuntu?

I installed Samba on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and since I running it off USB stick - was able to share the "Downloads" folder on my local network. However, if I try to share a folder on any mounted drive ...
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Windows 7 intermittently fails to open samba shares with 0x80070043 - the network name cannot be found

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 box called watson with a static IP 192.168.7.101 running: dnsmasq samba I also have a bunch of windows 7 home premium boxes that get their IP addresses from dnsmasq over ...
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How to set individual folder/file permission on a certain share on ubuntu server 14.04?

sorry for bothering but i do really need help with my ubuntu file/samba server.. i already tried googling but to no avail.. i have this share/directory -- sharedFolder --- folderA --- folderB --- ...
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how to have a samba share that REQUIRES login for both a user and a guest

So my question is, with a samba share folder I'd like it so that anyone trying to access it would require authentication, and a valid user can login. But I also would like guests to also be able to ...
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Cannot see Samba configuration tool in the Dash in ubuntu 14.04

After a fresh installation of ubuntu 14.04 (my previous installation has seen to be broken somewhere reading .wmv file with VLC), I've installed Samba GUI tool from the software center. It briefly ...
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Can't access Samba share from another Linux computer anymore

It used to work but now I get a "connection refused" error. It's not server's fault because my android device can sync without a problem. I also get system error reports concerning wpa_supplicant. I ...
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how to create a send file between shared folder in Windows 7 and Ubuntu-directory doesn't exist

I am trying to create a shared folder between Ubuntu 12.04 server running on vmware and my Windows 7 desktop which is hosting it but I keep getting errors telling me that the directories do not exist ...
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How can I diagnose a NAS SMB login failure?

I have a NAS enclosure (Noontec N5) that I can only interact with via a web interface (ie. no ssh). This allows me to expose the SMB service and to add users, with or without a password. I can log in ...
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Why isn't my Samba machine browseable on the network?

I have a Samba machine - set up as a standalone server, and it's not showing when browsing the network. The workgroup is OFFICE (yah, I know.... generic... but it was before my time). One can get to ...
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Samba server synchronisation

I configured samba / file server with Ubuntu 14.04 which is working fine. I would like to create a “backup or failover” system in case this one stops working (e.g. power cut). This samba has the IP ...
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Samba shares not accessible from Windows 8.1 with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Here is my smb.conf file as obtained after using the "sudo system-config-samba" command # # Sample configuration file for the Samba suite for Debian GNU/Linux. # # # This is the main Samba ...
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12.04 Gnome: Mounted Samba Volumes do not open with Nautilus

I am talking only about the shortcuts on the Gnome-Classic Desktop. Using GNOME nautilus 3.4.2 The mounted samba volumes, many times get opened by gedit, or either, nautilus cannot find a proper ...
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Folder Permissions

I am having trouble serving a folder out using samba. I have already successfully shared a folder but my folder permissions are jacked up: [samba is successfuly shared, flexraid_pool is a folder I ...
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PlayonLinux cannot install MS office 2010 spanish in Lubuntu 14.04.1 32 bit, winbind missing

When I tried to install MS Office Professional Plus 2010 in spanish (only Word, Excel and PowerPoint) through PlayonLinux, it appears a error message saying "winbind is not installed". If I try to ...
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samba server with wireless USB adapter

I have an hp desktop with 2 core processor i386. set up samba server with access to a windows 8.1 64bit computer and a wdmycloud drive. Everything works as intended by way of eth0 . I can read and ...
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Samba shared folder (bind folder) displayed as file in Windows

Server = Ubuntu 12.04 LTS | Client = Windows 7 Pro SP1 | Samba 3.6.7 I'm using Ubuntu to share files to Win7 PC, and I only want to work with single mapped network drive i.e. G:\ (which in Ubuntu is ...
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Slow login when CIFS mounts are unavailable

I installed a PC with Ubuntu 14.04, Sssd and accounts in our OpenLDAP directory. Network shares residing on our Samba server are mounted automatically when a user logs in, through pam_mount ...
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Need help logging in at greeter using a wireless remote/device

I'm running Tahr (Desktop) on a Brix S as a small pseudo server/HTPC (mainly to save costs and space). The box sits under my TV and I'm trying to set it up so that my wife and I can control the box ...
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How to make Samba on an Ubuntu server accessible in multi user on Windows OS?

My smb.conf : koko@rumah:~$ cat /etc/samba/smb.conf # # Sample configuration file for the Samba suite for Debian GNU/Linux. # # # This is the main Samba configuration file. You ...
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Trouble with permissions and Samba on Ubuntu Server

I thought I understood permissions well, but apparently there is something I still don't understand. I have a samba share running on my Ubuntu 14.04.1 server. The intention is to use this for my ...
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Using a samba file server, When using a 3tb drive, Why do clients only see 68.2gb on the newtork location?

I am using ubuntu 14.10 server 32bit terminal (no GUI). I am using this as a SOHO file server with only 1-3 users. I have set everything up properly and everything seems to work just fine. I am using ...
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How to make Samba on an Ubuntu server accessible in Windows?

I have Ubuntu 14.04 with the following samba version: koko@rumah:~$ samba --version Version 4.1.6-Ubuntu On Windows, when I type the following command \\\192.168.1.100 I get this error: Windows ...
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Lubuntu14.10 file server not playing video files

i started off with Lubuntu 13.XX. initially setup the box as a torrent/file server box. for whatever reason, i needed to make changes, and moved to 14.04 but still using the same hardware in the ...
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Failed to mount Windows share: Invalid argument

A very similar question has been asked before by robazefa, but no one answered it. For the last month or so, my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS box has been been unable to open a couple of folders shared from ...
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Weird SMB mount issue (again) - cannot mount from fstab

This is a frequent question, I know, but I need to ask again because none of the solutions comments and answers here and elsewhere give me a clue as to what is happening. I am running a NAS box with a ...
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Upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04 installed Samba4! Shares not accessible

So today I upgraded my ubuntu server version to the latest and in the process it asked me to keep the samba config file or upgrade it. I said to keep it as always. When it finished the upgrade I ...
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Samba share folder permissions

I am having an issue with Samba and trying to share another folder. I have successfully shared one folder with no issues. I wanted to start another share so I created the directory and copied all ...
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Samba 100 Users

I teach a class and would like to give 150 students their own folder and have each student's folder secure and accessible by only the student and myself. Is it possible to set up a Samba share with a ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 network sharing asking for workgroup password

I was using Ubuntu 12.04 on my main PC and network sharing more or less was working. Recently I've installed ubuntu 14.04 instead and after that all other ubuntu computers cannot access my main PC's ...
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How can I mount SMB drive as folder with chmod 777? [duplicate]

I am trying to use Freefilesync to sync my local HDD with a Samba shared NAS. When connecting directly in Konqueror like smb:// etc. I am able to read and write without problem but I need to mount is ...
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Permissions problem

I'm currently trying to setup btsync such that it syncs some folders on some internal HDD's. Frustratingly when I come to actually share the folders in the gui, it can't see the mount points for the ...
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Having Trouble Accessing Samba Share

I recently reformatted my XBMCbuntu HTPC to 14.04. It wiped everything off the first HDD but doesn't seem to have touched the second one. I'm trying to set up a Samba share on the second HDD and Its ...
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Share permissions

This is my first post after switching to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, desktop version, for my media server. I am having problems creating share on an extra drive. I can create and access shares on the system ...
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Digikam asks for password when trying to access shared folder

I have a samba folder mounted in Nautilus (everybody allowed to do anything), where all my fotos are in. From Digikam I cant access the mounted folder directly, but have to enter the network again, ...
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Connect Linux to Mac Samba (Windows like sharing)

Hello I want to create samba share folder between Linux (Lubuntu 14.04.1 LTS) and Mac OS X (v 10.7.5) but this is what I get from a command: smbclient -L //192.168.1.18/ Output: Enter mareeke's ...
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Samba problem - connecting two ubuntu machines

I'm trying to connect two ubuntu machines in local network using samba and zeroconf. When I used to share some folder on one it couldn't be seen from the other computer. And on the first computer I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 lts <-> Windows 7 sharing [duplicate]

I'm pretty much a newbie with UNIX and I m having a bit of a difficulty connecting my Ubuntu PC with my Windows 7 PC via LAN. First things first, I've installed samba and created a shared folder ...
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SMB Share wont let me write to a sub-directory where I have permissions

Not sure why this isn't working but its very confusing: I have a smb share mounted at /run/user/1001/gvfs/smb-share:server=cyserve,share=cynopsis my user name is tahnoonp, and I have permissions ...
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File ownership changes on save for “some” files

On my server, I have two accounts; one for me and one for my wife. We both share the same group as our primary group. For simple text files, when I own the file and she edits and saves that file, ...
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Mounting user's home directories on Ubuntu to a remote SAMBA share

I have a ClearOS server (Linux) acting as a Primary Domain controller, running SAMBA. I have a mixture of clients logging on to both Windows and Ubuntu machines. My issue is getting users home ...
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Windows 7 & 8.1 -> Ubuntu 14 - Folder Sharing

NOOB LINUX user here... Recently installed Ubuntu 14 on a Intel NUC. Everything configured and working. I have a 4TB EXT USB 3.0 drive that I want to use as my HTPC data drive. Installed SAMBA ...
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Share a partiton with Samba

I am trying to share a partition so on my window computer they can see the drive name and how much space they used and have free. I read that people created the partition and then shared the folder ...