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

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Could not set shared folder

I'm running on Xubuntu 14.04.2 LTS. Trying to share a folder on a network via shares-admin and system-config-samba applications but they give me error. command sudo shares-admin output: error: ...
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Cannot access Samba share from windows 7 using hostname

I've been trying for days to get this working, and everywhere I look online it seems no one has a definitive answer, so here is the run down: I have an external drive attached to my ubuntu 12.04 ...
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Problem Connecting To Server (Ubuntu 14.04)

I have a school server that I am usually connecting to using the following command from the terminal: ssh myUserName@my.server.com However, if I try to connect using Network - Connect to Server, I ...
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Cannot map windows shortcut using CIFS in Ubuntu 14.10

I have an Ubuntu 14.10 machine that I want to connect to a Windows share. The problem I have is that the folder that is shared on the Windows machine is a shortcut to another server. I can mount the ...
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Windows logon scripts failed to run after ubuntu server is turned on

I recently teaching myself how to set up an ubuntu + samba file server in a Windows domain. Things seem to be running fine except if a user logon a workstation after ubuntu server is on, those windows ...
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Weird bug with SSH, Unison and Samba?

I am running two servers, one at home (Server 1) and one at the office (Server 2). Both of these servers run a couple of Samba share directories which are synced every 30 minutes with Unison - the ...
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How to remove my printer from shared list?

I have two printers in my system called "HP-LaserJet-1200" and "hp1320". If I right-click on their icons under "Printers" windows, the Shared item is not selected and I can select it. But both ...
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Map Ubuntu drive to Windows machine

So there is plenty of answers to the opposite question but I need to be able to access and modify my files on my Ubuntu machine from my Windows 7 machine. What have I tried already? It looks like I ...
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Samba config GUI doesn't show after entering password

To be able to share folder on lubuntu machine to be visible on from Windows 7, I had to share some folder with Samba. Samba is installed and when: [Start menu] System Tools Samba Click on Samba, ...
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How to get network to “see” 14.04 desktop?

I'm also having problems with a new install of 14.04 desktop. I'm a novice to Ubuntu. I have another pc running 14.04 Studio and it works fine with my windows network. I did the following: ...
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Can't Connect to Samba Server After Setting Up VPN

I had installed Samba by following this guide: Samba Guide for a while on my ubuntu server now, everything works fine until I installed OpenVPN to my server recently. After I have installed OpenVPN ...
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Samba keeps asking username and password whatever I do

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 desktop that I want to use like a fileserver to share data on my office. I have three desktops using KUbuntu 15.04 that must access the files. I install samba using the ...
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How do I mount Samba share as non-root user

Is there a step-by-step tutorial that instructs in detailed step-by-step how to smbmount a Samba share to be used by a non-root user on a Ubuntu 10.04 desktop? Note: there are numerous threads on ...
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Ubuntu samba file server using ldap

I am quite new to samba. I have an ldap server already setup with users. I am now setting up a new samba file server that they will be accessing through the ldap. Has anyone done this before? I am ...
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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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Add a samba user that can access samba shares mounted under my user account?

I've set up two users on my home server (14.04 - Desktop) and on samba. I stay logged in to my (main) account and the drives being served throughout the house are mounted at ...
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Give write-access to subfolder on samba share

I have a read-only share on my samba server, is it possible for me to make subdirectories on this share and make them writable for others/specific users? Example: \\server\share Only root write ...
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Is sharing a mounted USB drive on Samba without a password a security risk?

At my low level of expertise, the only way I can share a mounted external drive from Ubuntu 14.04 to Windows computers in my house is to use the Samba GUI to share it, then edit smb.conf to add "force ...
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How do I password-protect a Samba-shared folder that uses “force user”?

After trying various things, I've found that this has allowed me to share an external HDD from Ubuntu to my Windows computers. Is there any way that I can add some sort of password protection to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - issue opening Samba shared locations with Nautilus

As asked I'll try to clarify my issue. I've an Ubuntu 12.04 system (64Bit), on which I've some shared folders. I'll call this SYSTEM A. I'm able to access to these folders from other devices ...
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Ubuntu transfer file via Hotspot like with Zapya

i have most big file and i'm trying to trasfer that via hotspot like with Zapya, after create new Wireless(shared) on kubuntu and connect to that on kubuntu, i'm connected to that from Windows, now i ...
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Samba installation failed on ubuntu 12.10

I was trying to install samba to access shared printer on windows pc connected via office network, following response came out from terminal. please guide me how to install Samba or any other ...
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CIFS Automount not working - requires client password

I'm having a problem getting LinuxMachine2 to auto-mount (at boot) from LinuxMachine1. LinuxMachine1 has this entry in /etc/fstab : //10.100.100.100/homes /mnt/new_sftp cifs ...
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Samba doesn't start

I've just installed Samba from the Ubuntu Software Center. Now Samba is in my application list. But when I launch it Ubuntu ask me for the root password, I write it, press Enter... and nothing happen. ...
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Setting up a Samba share with guest access

I am trying to setup guest access to a samba share but am getting nowhere. I have had to purge samba multiple times. Here is my smb.conf: # # Sample configuration file for the Samba suite for Debian ...
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Sharing files and folders between two pcs ubuntu and windows [duplicate]

I have pc and laptop and I am using ubuntu 14.04 beside windows xp sp3 on both devices. I tried to share folders between them . I installed Samba . Set a user and password . Set folders as shared ...
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i need to add 3 users to see each other /homes

I'm trying that 3 users i have see each other /home with different access. because i want them to have the permisson just for one or 2 things they have to do without using the smb.conf
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Samba stopped working… wrong interface?

After a few days, my samba installation stopped working: the processes are running, testparm is ok, but seemingly it can't connect to the local interface properly (?). I've scanned forums for hours, ...
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Ubuntu can see network work group but can't see Ubuntu from windows

Sorry to be a complete noob, just installed Ubuntu and I'm trying to get things up and running. Goal: To connect several drives to my Ubuntu, very old, laptop. This will act as a NAS serving up ...
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Network printer via samba only works in evince

I have a strange problem. I have a network printer with authentication that I installed the normal way through the Printers wizard. Connecting to the printer with samba. Printing however, only works ...
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SMB share was usable, then disappeared

I finished configuring samba this morning. I connected to it with my Mac, and I could read directories, open files, and delete them. It was working :-) Then I restarted my Mac, for unrelated reasons, ...
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What ports does the Samba client require?

Since an Ubuntu machine needs an smb client to access a smb server, it would have to establish a connection to the server. What ports does the client open to establish the connection? Do those ...
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Samba group access permissions

I have a file/media server running Samba, Plex and Transmission. However I am having a little trouble with the access permissions of my media folder. This folder needs to grant access to the 'david', ...
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Ubuntu login required before Samba share on Windows computer works

I have Ubuntu Server running in VirtualBox as a Samba File server for Windows computers. It runs great. I can add users, share their folders via Samba, and they can access their folders from their ...
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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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Ubuntu Samba Permission

Hi I created a Samba file server on an Ubuntu. And gave all users -R 777 permissions, this works for like a day. But after that time the permissions rollback somehow. The users do not have 777 ...
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Backing up live Mozilla profiles

I have an Ubuntu server 14.04 installation which acts as a file server for Windows 7 clients through samba. We use Firefox as our web browser and Thunderbird as our email client on the W7 machines, ...
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14.04 CIFS mounting windows 8 share 'input output' error

I have tried hundreds of combinations of the following. mount -t cifs //alpha/raid_1 /media/alpha/raid_1 -v -o ...
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Samba: Mac cannot access share?

I have a anonymous share setup on my linux box. I'd like to access it without passwords from my mac. However, when I try to do that it crashes my Finder. Here's the samba config: [global] ...
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How to mount a Mac OS X 10.10 shared volume with Ubuntu Server 14.04

I'm attempting to mount a Mac OS X 10.10 shared volume via Ubuntu Server 14.04.1. I've set this up successfully between two Macs but I'm having a problem Ubuntu to Mac. I've setup the shared volume ...
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can't access SAMBA shares on UBUNTU-server from other computers

Installed UBUNTU-server 12.04 and configured /etc/samba/smb.conf as: #======================= Global Settings ======================= [global] workgroup = HEMMA server string = %h server (Samba, ...
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Mount SMB / AFP 13.10

I cannot seem to get Ubuntu to mount a mac share via SMB or AFP. I've tried the following... AFP: apt-get install afpfs-ng-utils mount_afp afp://user:password@localip/share /mnt/share Error given: ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 wild card domains not working after uninstall of Samba

I am new to Ubuntu, I just switched to 14.04 a week ago. I installed LAMPP and used this http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1719832 and this ...
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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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File Permissions - Please Help [duplicate]

So I am delt with a very bad hand. As Windows user for nearly 10 years I have an assignment which says Create 7 users - 2 admin, 2 teachers and 3 students [DONE] Create folder in Home - Admin ...
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samba share from ubuntu vm fails with 'force user'

I'm a bit of a noob with ubuntu, please be patient ;) I have two ubuntu VM's (server running in VirtualBox, as development machines). The older box (ubuntu 12.04 LTS) is running samba just fine and ...
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system-config-samba not opening in Ubuntu 14.10. & 15.04

system-config-samba does not open. It doesn't matter whether I install the program through either the command line or the software center. When I try to open the program it prompts me for my password ...
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Cannot access Windows Shares on Win-7 from Ubuntu 10.04 after Copied files from another Win-7

Hi I know Samba problems is all over the places. But I am through with searching none of the solution worked for me (Disable firewall, Install that lib, Config smb.conf and stuffs) Actually the ...
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Error joining administrator machine to the Active Directory domain

I get the following error when I try to add my machine to the AD domain: $ net ads join -U Olaqua Enter Olaqua's password: Failed to join domain: failed to find DC for domain HODC1
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Using Samba SAM authentification succedes but PAM fails - why?

From Samba error logs SAM authentification succedes but PAM fails when logging on from windows 7 machine and I can't work out why. The UNIX, Samba and Windows usernames and passwords are set up to be ...