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

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Installing Windows Network Printer on Ubuntu using samba [closed]

I need help in installation of Canon LBP 2900 Network Printer on Windows via samba on ubuntu 13.04 i am totally blank.. plz help.. thanks in advance ...
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Set network drive / share as home folder?

I've currently got ubuntu to mount my external hard drive on boot and use a folder on there as the home folder. I've just bought a raspberry pi to act as a file server, and I'll be connecting the ...
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File Share in Samba

I can see my shared folder from windows. The shared folder is in my second HDD which is auto mounted. I can navigate into the shared folder but the users or even me do not have write permissions. ...
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Samba configuration file.

I am trying to pre setup for a samba file share server but I need a smb.conf file so that I can do some of the preprogramming. Can someone get me a copy.
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How do I set permissions on a network-shared folder?

I used system-config-samba to expose a folder on the network with no user authentication. But I got permission failures, so I used chmod 666 shared_folder. When I go to \\computername from a ...
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Access Denied while trying to join domain

Hi i have configured Bind9 with samba and LDAP, i am not able to join windows computers to the Domain it says The following error occured while trying to join domain xyz. Access Denied
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File Sharing Set Up for Ubuntu 13.10

I have a new, home-built HTPC computer with Ubuntu 13.10 installed. I'm using it to run XBMC. I have a 120 GB SSD drive for the operating system and programs, and a 2 TB drive for media storage. ...
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Can't write file to server via either Samba or NFS

I have setup Ubuntu 12.0.4 Server 32-bit on a home PC and am trying to simply share a basic file directory on that server for read-write access from a Unbuntu 12.0.4 64-bit client (via NFS and Samba - ...
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Cannot access ubuntu from windows

I cannot access my ubuntu shared folders and I cannot ping it too (from windows). In ubuntu, I have smbd and nmbd services started. The ubuntu machine can be seen in the windows Network directory. The ...
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Samba Shared printer

I attached a printer to a Router usb port and configured the router as samba server. When tried to see the printer from Ubuntu PC I couldn't see the printer. I made several test changing workgroup, ...
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backing up from Ubuntu computer to NAS

My setup is a Sony Vaio laptop running Ubuntu 13.10 and a BuffaloTech NAS hard-wired to a Netgear 6300 router. The question is about automating the task of accessing the NAS from the laptop and ...
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Backup with rsync via smb

I have a netbook running Lubuntu 13.10 and a Windows PC running Windows 7 Home Premium. I can copy the folders I want to backup from my Lubuntu, go the folder named "Backup" on my Windows PC Desktop ...
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How do I create daemon profiler or is there a better way to do so?

I am wondering if there is a simple way to organize daemons on my machine into multiple profiles? For example, i would like to have multiple 'daemon profiles' such as home server Web Server File ...
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Uninstall Samba, restore previous Ubuntu permissions

I am a newbie Ubuntu user in over my head! I am dual booting Windows 7 (sda2 ntfs) and Ubuntu 12.04 (sda6 ext4). I have a dual SSD (sda) and HDD (sdb) set up. I keep both OS's and all programs on ...
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Samba Server 4 Kubuntu 1204

I install Samba Server 4 , run and share file on my Kubuntu 12.04 but how i acess from other windows laptop in my LAN
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Linux Samba share on Windows only writeable manually not throught Netbeans application

I got a perfectly working Samba share on my linux computer configured. I use it in Windows as Y: network drive. I can create folders, files what so ever. But when I use Netbeans to create a ...
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Adding subdirectories in Samba

Just an easy question about Samba's conf file. I have successfully created a samba server on my computer, but having troubles with the configuration file. I would like to create a server where each ...
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Force Ubuntu server locale to Windows client

I'm trying to setup Ubuntu server as domain controller using samba and it all works great. I can login, get personalized settings and user directory pathed in the clients at login. All except for one ...
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Mount samba share at login using startup script (not fstab)

Background I'm trying to automatically execute a command that mounts a password protected Samba share when my user logs in. The catch is, I share my laptop with another user, and I don't want the ...
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Sharing issues between Ubuntu 12.04 and win7

Background: I have an HTPC with a raid 5 array. This setup has been working for nearly 1 year without a single hiccup. Ubuntu 12.04lts is installed on a separate ssd within the HTPC. I have a pc ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 searched the net STILL can't see windows shares

Not only can samba not find the shares, the Windows XP VM machine inside of ubuntu can't even see the windows shares. Getting annoyed cuz I'm not finding any real answers here for the average person, ...
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Two users - how do I automount a Samba share for one user but not the other?

TLDR: I want to configure a box that is running Ubuntu Desktop and has two users so that it automounts a password protected Samba share when one user logs in, and doesn't when the other logs in. Long ...
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Connection from samba to LDAP server failed

I use samba and LDAP for file sharing and directory service. Some days ago, I noticed that samba has problem in connection to the LDAP service while beforehand it was working properly. But still the ...
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Can Access Ubuntu Share from Windows, but not Windows Shares from Ubuntu

I have installed ubuntu 13.10, configured SAMBA and have access to my ubuntu shares from both my Windows 7/8 Machines and My Mac-book, but I cannot access the shares on my Windows or Mac Pcs from ...
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Unmount gvfs samba share with open file

I have a samba share mounted. I'm trying to unmount it on the commandline. $ gvfs-mount -u smb://server/root/ Error unmounting mount: Filesystem is busy I ran lsof to find open files, but I can't ...
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Samba mounted filesystems with GVFS over VPN hang

I use Nautilus to mount some remote Windows shares over a VPN. If for any reason whilst these shares are mounted the VPN is interrupted, e.g. if I put the computer to suspend/sleep mode or if the VPN ...
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rsyslog.conf only partly honored

I followed this description on how to enable audit for Samba (entry of Aug 10, 2009) and wanted to get all additionally enabled logging in a special log file (/var/log/samba/log.audit). The mentioned ...
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Samba problem — is it a firewall issue?

I have just installed Ubuntu 13.10 on a computer I use as archive for other machines. I need Samba working from various Windows 7 machines. I have confirmed that smbd and nmbd are both working, and ...
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Sharing 2nd Hard Disk Drive in Ubuntu Server 12.4

Greetings to all the techies and Gurus! I have Ubuntu Server 12.4 LTS with Samba Server Installed. I have a 2nd 2TB HDD. I want to Create a Folder in the 2nd HDD and share it with windows PC's.... ...
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Setting up network(Samba) share on two Kubuntus

I have a Kubuntu desktop PC and a Kubuntu server. Using KRDC, I can remotely connect from my desktop to my server, and that is great. However, I want to use my server to backup my data and it sounds ...
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Mounted Samba permission problem

I use Lubuntu as server machine and have few Lubuntu client machines. On server Samba config file is configured that there is no need for passwords and everyone can write. I added every user who ...
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Problem with multiple CIFS shares

I have use two CIFS network shares. One is public and all users have permissions to access it - /media/nas/media. I want all files and folders I create to be accessible to all other users. The other ...
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authenticate in network share (samba) without having to mount explicitly

I have this code in which I have to access a large number of dirs, some of them are network shares, looking for specific files. In windows, I just do "net use //server/share /user:username password" ...
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Remote file transfer? (transfer files on local machine from remote machine)

I have a file server that seconds as a media centre. Lets call the server Barton. It has 2 external hard drives plugged into it. It also constantly has video files playing on it which are outputting ...
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Not able to add windows machine in samba pdc

I have configured samba pdc and I have some windows machine which I want to add in that pdc. I have created a user and set smbpasswd for that user but when I try to connect windows machine and it asks ...
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Samba Shares and File Permissions

I have a Ubuntu system running a Samba Server. I'm the only one that can log on locally on the Ubuntu computer. I have 1 share (nas) and it has 9 directories. All of the directories have ...
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unable to add windows machine in samba pdc

i have created local user and gave him smbpasswd but not able to add windows machine my samba file configuration is as follows:- behaviour of Samba but the option is considered important enough to ...
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13.10: mount error(6): No such device or address - when mounting same path as Nautilus

If I mount my NAS samba share through Nautilus and check the device both with the properties but also by looking in: /run/user/1000/gvfs I see that the address should be ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 Shared Folder on external HDD problem

A couple of days ago I've made a fresh install of Ubuntu 13.10 64bit on my laptop and my desktop. Eveything seems to work fine except one thing. When I tried to share some folders on my home network ...
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Limited Access to Shared Folders

I have the following Configuration: Media PC with Ubuntu 12.04 which has an external disk connected via usb. The external Disk has two Partitions, one for Data and one for Media. Additionally the ...
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Disk going from near empty to full in one day no obvious explanation: how to diagnose

So here are mt symptoms. Over the last few days I start the day with say 33 GB of space and then come in the next day to see that I have only 1GB of space left. I am assessing space by using "df" ...
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Samba cannot share folder - cannot convert name “Everyone” to a SID

After successful samba sharing already few days ago I have the same thing today yet I have received the following error: 'net usershare' returned error 255: net usershare add: cannot convert name ...
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Why is Samba on Ubuntu Server not asking for a password?

I have looked at other answers on the web and on this site, but most of them seem to be for people who want to use Samba without a password. We have a mostly Windows 7 network. We set up Samba on ...
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Transfer file that keeps changing by having new lines appended

So I have a windows computer that is continuously collecting data for a physics experiment. The data is saved in a text file for which each new event is appended in a new line. Every-time I need to ...
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CIFS mounting fails in Ubuntu 13.10 tried with sec=ntlm and sec=ntlmv2

I have read just about every cifs mount question and sadly cannot get a cifs share to mount. The command I am using works from a redhat machine but not from Ubuntu 13.10 ( kernel 3.11.0-15-generic) ...
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Samba error message invoke-rc.d: initscript samba, action “restart” failed

Hello I'm on Ubuntu 13.10 x64 Newbies I try to create a samba share. it is installed, and I think it is running, I create users and a shared folder on a secondary internal hard drive sata ...
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samba4 provision error

after instlling samba4 with the last message to be successful, i've tried to provision but got the following errors: ldb: module schema_load intialization failed: no such object ldb:module ...
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How can I uninstall Samba after building from source? [duplicate]

I installed Samba 4 from source, but I might have missed some steps or not correctly followed the instructions because it didn't work; I got too many error messages. The way I installed it was: $ ...
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Samba file share permissions issue

I have a quick question in regards to Samba share. I have recently built an Ubuntu server and moved all my previous Windows NTFS HDD into the server. My goal is to share all 4 HDD to utilize on my ...
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Add right click sharing to Ubuntu Server 13.10 running Gnome-shell 3.8?

New to Ubuntu but some limited experience with other distros. I was trying out Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 LTS and I was able to right click a folder and share it on my home network. I wasn't crazy about ...