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

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How can I give multiple users equal access/ownership to the same samba share?

I'm starting to pull my hair out (and I don't have much left unfortunately). My setup is the following. I have Ubuntu Server 12.04LTS running on a box in my office which has the following SMB ...
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Hide Windows hidden files and folders that are on Windows network share

I have fileserver based o Windows Server 2008 R2, that has some shares with hidden files on them. FS on which shares are created is NTFS Now I've mounted those shares in ubuntu using CIFS, everything ...
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Samba issues creating files and folders

Im having issues with my samba server, its shared with some win xp/7 machines, sometimes i create folders inside ubuntu, copying files from sd cards or pen drives, sometimes i do the same on windows ...
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Problem with Winbind/Samba

I've been having an issue on my network that has completely vexed me. I have three workstations running Ubuntu 13.04, one Windows 7 workstation, and three servers on Ubuntu Server 12.04. One of the ...
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LibreOffice freezes when accessing remote files (Samba / SMB share)

I am working on Ubuntu 13.04 and i have a network in which there are also some windows PCs. When i try to open some excel or word file from the windows PC, LibreOffice hangs and shows a white screen ...
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How to Share Ubuntu Internal 2nd Hard drive to Windows 7 Computer

I have a Window XP computer with two hard drives: one is the OS boot drive the other is the data drive formatted as NTFS. I have a Windows 7 computer that can "see" both drives that are shared on the ...
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How To create Backup Domain Controller (when PDC doesn't have LDAP)?

After searching & reading tutorials i understand that LDAP should be installed & configured on PDC to create a BDC. As i created PDC with samba without LDAP. My question is are.. 1). Is it ...
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Mapping a smbnetfs network drive using fstab and .smbnetfs.conf

I want a network mapping to be available to the user via smbnetfs at system startup without having to type smbnetfs /media/network every time, so I used this entry in /etc/fstab: smbnetfs ...
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how to add Ubuntu machine in samba domain controller?

I have configured samba Primary Domain Controller in my Ubuntu 13.04 and i had created a user and added a windows machine to it and it worked. But i also want to log in the same user in Ubuntu ...
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How to create symlink inner shareDirectory?

1) sudo mount -t cifs //[nas_device_ip/dir] [shareDirectory] -o user=xx,pass=xx,rw,uid=xx,gid=xx 2) modify /etc/samba/smb.conf and then smbd restart [global] follow symlinks = yes wide links = yes ...
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Can't print over samba

I have la laptop running Ubuntu 13.4 with samba4 at work. My problem is that the office printer is a shared printer on a WinXP desktop runing windows lan manager 2000. These computers are connected to ...
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SMB share in-accessible from any PC, mac, android

I used to share directories from Ubuntu 12 to all other PCs on network, but since I clean-installed Ubuntu 13.1, shares are created and visible but they are in-accessible form the other machines ...
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Mounting my TimeCapsule on Ubuntu 12.04

I am newbie to mounting, but already used ubuntu on a user level. I have installed Ubuntu with an XBMC and wanted to mount my timecapsule as well so I can manipulate the data on it. What I tried until ...
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Why can't I move folders to network share that I have 777 permissions?

I have a network share on an Ubuntu machine sharing through samba. Accessing it on Windows machines, I have full access to read/write. From my other Ubuntu machines, I show read/write access and ...
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How to set up group write permissions on new created files on cifs mount point (samba/fstab)

I try to mount a samba share with cifs and set write permission to the group on the default file/directory creation mask. After hours spent searching the web and trying, I can't get this to work, all ...
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How to get administrator account to see other users files

We setup a Samba server with security=user and each user created on Ubuntu for backup purposes. Windows boxes just basically copying their files to their share. Shares etc works fine. But how do we ...
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Why does Windows mounted folder freeze after some time?

I have an Ubuntu 12.04 server on a DMZ and a Windows server on an internal network. Now I need to mount a folder of the Windows server on my Ubuntu server. I use the mount command and all goes ...
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Cannot install network printer in Ubuntu 13.10

I am running Ubuntu 13.10 joined to Active Directory using Centrify Express. Everything is working fine with the AD. However, I am trying to install a printer shared from a Windows server (joined to ...
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Mount from rc.local fails; how to do it properly?

Here is my current /etc/rc.local: #!/bin/sh -e # Test 1 echo line1 > /home/myHome/rclog.txt # the mount mount /mnt/mediaDrive &> /home/myHome/mountlog.txt # Test 2 echo line2 >> ...
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How to connect Win-7 with Samba to server

I have setup a work server using Ubuntu 12.04 and am trying to get my Win-7 PC to connect to the new domain. I have created multiple users in LDAP and assigned them to the groups "domainadmins" and ...
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My freshly installed 12.04 pc cannot see 11.10 PC on network

I just freshly installed 12.04 on a PC. I am trying to connect to another computer in the room running 11.10. The 11.10 machine shows up in the Network portion of the Sidebar on the 12.04 box. On ...
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samba question, as of yet unsolved

system worked recently(yesterday) but now refuses to let me access shares on other computers.one new install, laptop 12.04 not recognized by network same network name on all units I'm baffled ...
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Samba as Print Server

I have a 32-bit computer installed with Ubuntu 12.04 which has a Canon LBP 3300 printer connected. The printer is configured and prints successfully. I want to create a Print Server on the Ubuntu ...
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Can't map Windows Group to UNIX Group

I have a fresh install of Samba and would like to map the Windows group to the UNIX group but I keep receiving the error "Can't lookup UNIX group domainadmins" I'm using the following command: sudo ...
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Dynamic Samba Share Mount Script

First and foremost, thank you for your guidance in advance! I am trying to dyamically mount NAS shares (and exclude others) via a BASH script. I would like to browse an open nas share: #smbclient -L ...
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Deja-Dup backup NAS problem

I'm trying to make a backup with Deja-Dup via LAN to my NAS using "Windows Share" (Samba). It worked the last days but since today I got the following error: DBus error ...
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cannot write Active Directory Shares mounted with pam_mount

I am using centrifydc to connect an Ubuntu 13.10 desktop to our Active Directory. Login to the Ubuntu computer using the AD Credentials are working fine. I am using pam_mount to mount a share located ...
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Network printer Canon MF4370

I have troubles with adding my network Canon to Ubuntu. Every advice I found considered doing it via Samba. However my printer is not connected directly to any computer, windows or linux. What to do? ...
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Can connect to shared folders with group users but not the create user

I am on Ubuntu desktop 12.04 and I am in the process of building a media server to house all my movies and files and serve them up to a number of different devices most of which being windows pcs. I ...
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impossible to unmount a truecrypt partition after accessing it via samba

I am using a true-crypt partition, which is mounted inside a samba share. This works as expected, until I access a folder inside the archive from windows via samba. After this it's impossible to ...
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SAMBA — Cannot access Samba share from XP

Cannot access SAMBA share on Ubuntu 12.04 box from XP box. SAMBA is up and running on the Ubuntu box. smb.conf has the correct windows workgroup name in it, and I can see the Ubuntu box from the XP ...
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Problem in Samba configuration : IBUS-WARNING owner is not root

I keep getting this when I type: sudo gedit /etc/ ... (gedit:3698): IBUS-WARNING **: The owner of /home/johnub/.config/ibus/bus is not root! (gedit:3698): Gtk-WARNING **: Calling Inhibit failed: ...
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Streaming media to WiiMC

I have spent a couple of days at this issue, and I'm seething in frustration. I am trying to stream my movies/music to my Wii console. When I had Windows, this was all too simple: create a profile ...
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Internet is not working in base machine

I have a Ubuntu desktop. I am running a virtual windows machine using virtual box. Few days before Internet is not working in Ubuntu but it is working in the virtual machine. Even the samba shares are ...
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Samba new file ownership, permissions configuration

I have recently installed Samba on my server. Now I have a question about permissions and how to set it up. Currently I mount the Samba shared drive to my laptop with this line in /etc/fstab: ...
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problem on static link to libsmbclient.a

I've tried to develop a library using libsmbclient-dev to access net share folders. I wish to static link libsmbclient.a in my project , but a lot of error happens when I tried to static link it, it ...
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Argument list too long and copying to Samba Share

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64 bit. I'm trying to make a scheduled task copy from a directory with thousands of files to a samba share (while skipping duplicates). I mapped my Samba share through the GUI. ...
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PHP stat fails for files on a cifs (smb) mount

I've recently upgraded from 13.04 to 13.10, and I have a PHP script that checks files inside a CIFS (SMB) mount (from an external HD connected to an Apple Airport Extreme). Problem is that any ...
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VLC playing vid over samba stuttering?

This is sort of an open ended question, so any recommendations will be appreciated I have a ubuntu box as my main server and I stream video on my mac since I can't carry my server box upstairs This ...
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Mapping Network Drives on Logon

I'm attempting to prepare some laptops for use in our school district with Ubuntu. I have them on the domain, and you can login with your ADUC credentials no problem. However, I'm stuck at what ...
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lubuntu, samba wont let me share folder on a separete disk drive

I made a new samba share on a drive that i mount manually using the gui version (has always worked for me so i use it). I tested to make sure samba was working so i made a share in my documents ...
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unable to use network sharing

I acquired a new pc to mess around with (a dell optiplex 760) and after installing synergy because I only have one mouse (synergy is used to share a keyboard, mouse and clipboard over multiple ...
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Media server…serving files…for a limited time only

I’m new to Ubuntu and am seeking help with a media server I have built. I have a couple of HTPCs in my house running XBMC. I wanted to build one for the family room working double duty as a HTPC, and ...
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Samba shares won't automount on boot from fstab

This question seems to have been asked a few times, but doesn't seem anybody has really solved it yet, at least not for my specific circumstance. I have FSAT setup to mount a CIFs share, but on boot ...
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problem with connection windows 7 - samba

I installed the ubuntu 12.04 server. For access to files I use samba 3.6.3. I set up in samba of the user. I assigned to folders all rights for it, I set the password. I rebooted the server. When I ...
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Connection speed between Ubuntu 13.04 and Windows 7 real slow only after using something

Been working on this for a couple of hours now and I think I have just confused myself way too much. I recently completely uninstalled Windows and installed Ubuntu and have been having so much fun I ...
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Ubuntu Installer offers to show differences, then doesn-t

When I was installing updates under 12.04 LTS today, the ubuntu installer warned that there were differences between the local copy of smb.conf and that in the installer package. It offered me a ...
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Cant add network printer with system-config-printer package

Hello im new here and I dont know if im doing it right but I hope yes. I have a printer conected to a windows 8 machine, also I had ubuntu 13.04 and it worked fine when I printed from linux to ...
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samba4 not running well after reboot server

I am using ubuntu server 12.04 and samba4 to comunicate with Windows client. Everything is fine until I have to reboot my server. On first reboot bind9 fails to start. After remove and reinstall ...
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What credentials should I use to access a Windows share?

Hi, I have installed Samba and CIFS and all that, followed a bunch of tutorials, but still I can't access a share in the separate Windows 7 machine. Before I could access a share in Ubuntu from ...