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

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Programatic Video Conversion using ffmpeg and Ubuntu Server

I have a shiny new server that I bought to get to know Ubuntu Server. For my first project I would like to use Samba, ShelScript, and FFMPEG to convert video. Optimally I would like to be able to ...
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Mount SMB/CIFS in Ubuntu from Openmediavault

I really do have a serious problem. I try to mount smb/cifs share into Ubuntu 15.04.the mount string is like //192.168.10.27/AM /mnt/windowsshare cifs ...
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sudo: Forcing Primary Group to 'Domain Users' for [username]

I have been setting up an ubuntu server and at some point this started to happen: Every time I sudo and am prompted for a password I get this: sudo echo "test" [sudo] password for [username]: ...
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Using AD-integration to allow Windows clients pass through auth to SAMBA share

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 server with integrated authentication to Active Directory. I can log interactively into the box using a domain account just fine. What I can't do is hit a share that requires ...
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samba is not working (can't connect)

I want to have a shared folder using Samba and this folder should be protected by an username-password combination (kind of usual actually). What I've done so far: Installed samba (was already ...
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Strange file ownership after rsync W7/U14.04

I've set up a small home network with two machines running Ubuntu (14.04 LTS), my W7 workstation and an iMac. So far I've managed to get things going pretty well and yesterday I set out to update my ...
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openldap and samba error

I'm getting an error trying to setup ldap on my ubuntu server with samba. I'm not a linux guru by any means but trying to learn. I've looked on the internet for an answer but havent come up with ...
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Cannot connect to WD My Cloud EX2 since firmware upgrade to 2.10.302

The other morning the WD My Clould EX2 rolled out a firmware upgrade (2.10.302) and since then, I'm unable to connect via the usual Browse Network. Mounting as NFS continues to work normally, but ...
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Samba/nfs mounts on laptop

The 'mount' utility really frustrating me, when I use this for cifs/nfs mounts. My laptop runs Kubuntu 15.04 and I have a Synology NAS in my home network. The problem here is the my laptop is... a ...
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Samba not accessible from Windows 10

I'm not able access samba from a windows 10 machine which is having a mail user account.However,when i login with a local user account i'm able to access the samba share. I went ahead and captured ...
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Ubuntu cannot connect to samba workgroup

I have two desktop computers in my network, both of them running Ubuntu 15.04. From my own I have shared my Public folder (local network share), then Samba got installed. After that I tried to access ...
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Windows UAC wont allow access to ubuntu folder?

I have a web server set up on a secondary machine running Ubuntu. I want to be able to access the folder in which I keep the text documents for the server from multiple machines. So I can have I went ...
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Which software to choose for an encrypted backup folder over samba?

What are the different (or the best ;-) softwares to use to reach my goal: an encrypted folder reachable through samba to backup my local datas (with rsync or similar softwares) that I can access ...
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Python-samba causing failed apt-get calls

Recently re-booted my fileserver and found it would not boot. I'm currently in recovery mode for the previous kernel 3.13.0-62-generic on 14.04. When i run sudo dpkg --configure -a or sudo apt-get ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Samba 4 root password

I am about as entry level as they come as far as Linux and servers go. I am trying to set up a domain controller using Samba 4, I have everything installed on a VM and it boots up perfectly fine, but ...
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How do I share “/home” itself and give it write acces instead of readonly via Samba

I can see my /home directory with Windows 7 machine but I can only read it. There's no write permission. I created a user called tw8 with this command: sudo useradd -g users -G lp [nameofnewuser] ...
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Standard user is able to use other logged in user credentials to access Samba shares Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I have multiple user accounts on my Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 install. I have my a Samba share mounted under my administrator account using Nautilus (Ctrl+L) using credentials (smb://user@server/share). I ...
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Samba, windows domain sharing and management

I have setup ubuntu-server to take over as the main file server on my domain and successfully managed to get it recognising all the windows AD users and groups using Centrify express, I did try to add ...
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how to use windows network links directly in nautilus

In the mixed evironment of linux and windows machines there is a lot of links shared via IM, mails etc. They point to same location, but they have different formats. For example Windows link ...
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Mount Samba share allowing users to read/write

I mount a samba share with the following command: # mount -t cifs //192.168.1.1/username pc -o username=username,password=xxxxx But only root can go inside that share. How to allow users ...
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Sharing Folder's which are symbolic links to another folder

I have to run wine for a program which does not have anything that comes close in linux. It is not bad, and it runs perfectly under wine. The program, needs input files and produces a number of ...
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How to set up SAMBA on ubuntu with a 2tb drive connected to my dlink router?

I tried mounting the network drive on all 5 computers in my home with smbfs: //192.168.1.1/USB_Storage /media/Shared_drive cifs guest 0 0 It works but I just think samba might be more secure. I have ...
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Auto-Mount Encrypted Container

I need an encrypted file system (got to be an ext file system, ext4 preferred) in a file container. The file container can't be on my HDD but has to be a network device (ftp and samba are possible for ...
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Unable to Write to Mount Applied by fstab

I'm having some problems mounting samba shares through fstab. The problem I'm having is that I cannot write to the share unless I am root. I've tried changing the permissions to 777 and changed ...
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Active Directory Domain Controller Not Appearing in Network Folder

I'm having issues with my Active Directory domain controller, where my server does not show up on Network or My Network Places. I am running Samba 4.1.6-Ubuntu on Ubuntu Server 14.04.3. This issue ...
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Samba Broken after 13.04->14.04 upgrade

I finally updated our in-house file server from 13.04 to 14.04 yesterday. The upgrade went fine, but sadly, it is no longer much of a file server. Samba will no longer allow Windows machines to ...
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Ubuntu Cronjob Samba Permission and restart

Is it possible in Ubuntu to create a cronjob which does give a certain file 777 permission and restarts the Samba server.
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Samba giving me problems after restart

I usually do not ask for much help as I google and research all my problems well. I am trying to share an internally attached hard drive through samba to access from (Android, Windows, and other Linux ...
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ubuntu 14.04 - Samba - How to share from another drive?

I am pretty much done setting up my home media computer but I am stuck on one of my last tasks. I am new to linux/Ubuntu so I have a lot to learn about permissions and what not and I'm pretty sure ...
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How do I pass SMB/CIFS nobrl (or other mount) option to gvfs-mount?

I'd like to mount a dedicated NAS box SMB share from userland (no sudo or root access) via gvfs-mount, and specify various mount.cifs options such as nobrl (no byte-range locking) for compatibility ...
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Adding hard disc to existing Samba Share folder

I have samba share running on a server sharing music, videos and files over network from a hdd. This hdd is now nearly full, now i would like to add another hdd of 5tb, so how can i do that without ...
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Disk space is lock or not release after moving files

I have this scenario, a disk is mount on and serves as storage device. shared to windows via samba. storage size is about 300GB and already full. i have tried to move files to another storage but ...
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Impossible to start GUI after data loader Grub : SMB / CIFS files --> fail

Since I cleaned up the system by deleting some useless programs (the system needed more space... ), it was impossible to start Ubuntu normally: the GUI doesn't start. By editing the error message in ...
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Unable to access password protected folder on Windows share

I'm able to connect to the Windows share via both the GUI and command line - the share itself does not require credentials, but the folder I am trying to access is limited by username/pw. When I try ...
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Ubuntu shared folders using samba not getting listed in windows 7

I am trying to share files using samba from my Ubuntu 14.04 machine to Windows 7 machine which are connected to the same network . I have set up samba in my ubuntu machine, gave sharing permissions to ...
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Transmission on Ubuntu Server 15.04 File permissions after download permission denied

I have setup my home server wrong I think, I have transmission for downloading my torrents it downloads to /mnt/external/Torrents/Finished if transmission downloads just a file to that folder ...
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Two servers(services) on one machine (IP)

I'm wondering, is there any option to run multiple servers or services on one device (Ubuntu server) on one IP? For example I want to install something similar to ActiveDirectory, let's say it will ...
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Where is the GVFS folder in 15.04

I can't seem to locate the GVFS folder in Ubuntu 15.04 has its location changed from 14.10? The old location: /run/user/1000/gvfs/ Is always empty, no matter how many samba shares are mounted. ...
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Samba permissions in 14.04

Looked high and low - but not able to get a clear cut answer / leads. I am using 14.04 for file server. There are 4 users connected to this - each with their own pwds. All are shared to one group. ...
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smbclient finds NAS, but mount can't find it

I'm trying to auto-mount a NAS drive I have to Ubuntu Server, but it's giving me an issue where it doesn't seem to find the NAS name on the network when I mount it. Pulling up the shares like this ...
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How can i see my Windows PC from Ubuntu?

I recently installed Ubuntu MATE 15.04 and even before I installed Samba I had full access to my Windows PC in my home network. even watching a shared movie via VLC player worked. Then I installed ...
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Samba share only writable when chown for specific user set

I have a samba server running on a Ubuntu 14.04 server I set up a samba share. [Pictures] writeable = yes path = /mnt/data/share/Pictures user = christian test valid users = christian test write ...
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make samba share visible in Windows “Network”

tl;dr Shared files are accessible, but server isn't visible in Windows listing. I've got printers and some directories shared via Samba, but they do not appear in the listing when a Windows user ...
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unable to install samba on ubuntu 14.04

Trying to install samba and get this error anil@anil:~$ sudo apt-get install samba Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages ...
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How do I get Samba to trust a windows domain server

Can anyone show me how I can add a windows Domain (win2k8R2) to Samba Server. I am trying get Samba to trust all the users & workstation of particular windows domain which I believe will solve a ...
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Share a folder from UBUNTU

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 inside VMware on a Windows 7 host and I need to share a folder to the host machine. I've successfully shared the folder so it's visible to the Windows side, but I need to be ...
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Can not access the shared folder in Ubuntu 14.4 / Samba

I seems to be faced off with this issue for quite sometime now. I was able to access the shared folder without any issues when I use Ubuntu 12 LTS but after the upgrade to 14.4LTS only some PC's can ...
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Samsung printer on server - install and make it accessible

I seem to can not find any information on how to install a Samsung's SCX-3200 Multifunction device on Ubuntu server so it can be accessible from windows and linux computers on the network, so we do ...
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Ubuntu 14.0.4.2LTS + Samba 4.1.6 as Primary Domain Controller no LDAP - Windows 7

I thought I'd put together this bare-bones tutorial since it took me about a month of going through other online tutorials to finally get this to work. The intended audience is more advanced I.T. ...
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System can't write in the windows mounted location

I have a shared directory on a Windows server and mounted it on Ubuntu 14.04 server with this command, sudo mount -t cifs //192.168.0.137/data$ /mnt/data I mounted the directory using sudo as the ...