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

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Cannot get into Windows workgroup network

i have 2 computers, one uses Windows 7 x64 and the other is a laptop using Ubuntu 15.04 x64, i am trying to access Ubuntu files from Windows by sharing the file i want to access, but Windows does not ...
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Sharing printer on Ubuntu machine with Windows 7 machine

I have set up an HP 5610 to print in Ubuntu 14.10. Also have installed Samba, set the printer to be browseable, and set the guest account as OK. It's only recently that I started with Linux and I ...
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Samba recycle bin on ubuntu 14.04 doesnt put the file in only folders

When I delete something in Samba on a Windows system the file goes to recycle bin by default. That works on the share on anywhere in that / filesystem but when I try the same thing on another drive ...
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What does NT_STATUS_MORE_PROCESSING_REQUIRED mean when using smbclient to connect to a samba share?

Symptoms: You can mount a NetApp 'shared drive' using the mount program fine. But if you try to browse it using smbclient, you get this error when it fails to connect: session setup failed: ...
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How do I mount a CIFS share via FSTAB and give full RW to Guest

I want to create a Public folder that has full RW access. The problem with my configuration is that Windows users have no issues as guests (they can RW and Delete), my Ubuntu client can't do the same. ...
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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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Cannot access samba shares

After my first attempt to set up Samba in Ubuntu-mate 15.04 would not let me open displayed folders through the network on my own computer (i.e. I could see the folders through Caja's network browser, ...
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Is it possible to mount samba shares with ubuntu touch (bq aquaris 4.5)?

Is it possible to mount cifs shares on the ubuntu phone? (terminal suggestions are acceptable). If it is not possible, is it possible to browse such shares? I tried to install cifs-tools over ...
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Is it safe to uninstall samba if I don't use it?

I didn't manually install samba on my Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop. Neither do I use it for anything. So is it safe to remove it? If I remove it the following packages will be removed with it, which also I ...
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What is meaning of 755 permissions in Samba Share

I am experimenting with Samba. I have a RAID drive mounted on /mnt/raiddrives, and I want to share it on my network giving everyone full access to it. The Ubuntu guide says to do something like below ...
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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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How do I set up file sharing between two Ubuntu laptops on my wireless network? [duplicate]

I have two laptops running Ubuntu 12.04. Both connect to the same WIFI network to access internet. How do I connect them to each other so that I can access files on one from another and vice versa? ...
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Cannot see or access another computers on networking using ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I am totally new to Ubuntu. I have another computer with Windows 7 installed. Both computers are connected via router using wifi. But still I cannot see or access ...
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Edubuntu Computer Lab

I'm converting my lab at school from Windows 7 to Edubuntu. There are 24 PCs and one teacher's computer wich will also run Edubuntu. There will be about 200 students using the lab. There is a ...
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automagically share USB disk [on hold]

I'm using kodibuntu, but I suppose the question would be the same for plain Ubuntu. Previously I was using xbian on my raspberry pi and it had a very useful feature: every time I plug a new USB ...
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Samba shares grant access to all users: permissions not working

I'm using Samba to create protected shares on Ubuntu Server that should be accessible by Windows computers. It does prompt me for a user name & password but one login grants access to all files, ...
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Confused With File Permissions On Samba Network

I've installed Samba and trying to share a mount point on my server to the rest of the network so that any file I put inside the share has rwx access provided to everyone. In the /etc/samba/smb.conf ...
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Another SAMBA install problem

This is a big request for help. I'm setting up a UBUNTU 14.04 server. I have SSH/Putty, MySQL, and Phpmyadmin all working. But Samba refused to do anything. The last problem I noticed was that smbpass ...
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Creating a file system

I am attempting to learn about Ubuntu by creating a 13.04 SAMBA server. I have installed the basic server on one disk and created a LVG from 2 further disks. I have created a LV using all of the free ...
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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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How do I connect to an SMB share requiring a user name and password?

I have a samba share on my LAN that requires a username and password to obtain write access (otherwise it defaults to read-only). I can't figure out where in the Unity desktop I can connect to the ...
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How to mount and use volumes in Ubuntu Server that had been encrypted with Ubuntu Desktop?

I have encrypted all my external disks with the default Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 encryption and I have been sharing them to my home network for a long time without an issue. Recently I decided to go with ...
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samba-ad-dc.override to fix SMB/CIFS File and Active Directory Server failing to start

According to this post (Samba started twice on boot up after upgrade to 14.04), you can run "echo manual | tee /etc/init/samba-ad-dc.override" in order to create a file and fix the issue with one of ...
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I can't access my folder through Samba?

Okay so basically what's happening is, I made a folder called "Backup" and added a couple of folders. I can access all the folders in Backup but I can't access one specific folder that I named "HDD". ...
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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 14.10 samba share not accessible from Windows 7

I'm really new to Ubuntu and Linux in general. I know this has been asked a million times but I'm trying to get a Samba share to work and I've been reading all kinds of threads but I just can't get it ...
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Setting up Samba Shares with users that have different read/write permisions

I have just set up a Samba Server and setting up my shares, I have a Media Share that looks like this in the config file. [Media] comment = Media path = /Media browsable = yes read only = no ...
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Create nested samba shares with different user access

I am working at a small company and am the most tech-savy so I am in charge of setting up the server. I chose linux because of it being free and less malware prone. I am a novice linux user. I have ...
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can't connect to windows 8.1 shared folder

I have a ntfs 1TB drive shared on my windows 8.1 computer, I use my microsoft user id & pass to access it (as shown in the android ES explorer screenshot). I could also connect using the same ...
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Unable to get execute bit on Samba share working with Windows 7 client

I keep most of my files on an Ubuntu 14.04 box in Samba shares and access them from Windows 7 client machines. I had this all working with Ubuntu 11.10 and somehow broke this when moving to 14.04. ...
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How can I connect to a Samba server using its hostname instead of the IP?

I'm a beginner when it comes to Linux, and have recently put together a media server, holding all my movies, running Ubuntu 12.04. After following tutorials and forums I can successfully ping, by ...
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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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How to add write permission to a group?

How can I give write permission to a group? The problem is: when somebody creates a file in the folder, the others in the same group can't modify it. I tried chmod, but the newly created files had ...
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multiple networks between computers

I have a Windows 7 laptop. And I having an Ubuntu machine that setup as a Samba server to hold my files I would like to have both computers accessible by Wi-Fi to the Internet but to hold my files I ...
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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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gvfs-mount not working on Ubuntu 14.04 for wireless HDD

In 12.04, I would mount a wireless HDD (Windows share?) using the following command gvfs-mount smb://10.0.0.17/public Then ~/.gvfs will contain the mount. In 14.04, when I do this. The command ...
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Mount network share by clicking on it in file manager (i.e. Nautilus)

I have a NAS SMB share that I want to mount. It's not always on, and I use the same computer at work so I don't want to mount it automatically. For now I mount and unmount it through terminal, but is ...
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Samba: how can I access a share on a Virtualbox guest (in NAT mode)

My OS: Windows 8 Virtualbox guest: Ubuntu 12.10 server I configured apache server on vbox guest and mapped http, https, ssh port successfully into ubuntu server. It works nice without any problem. ...
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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 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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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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Samba account has no permission in ES File Explorer

I have a tablet with Android on which I installed ES File Explorer so that I can access files on my PC with Ubuntu. I do this using the Samba protocol. It works fine when I use my administrator ...
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LDAP Users access Samba Share

Im trying to configure for school a network using LDAP and Samba (and integrating with Kerberos worths bonus points) and I have created a domain called ssar.local in which I created 3 Organization ...
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Xubuntu / Samba PC occasionally unreachable from Windows; works again when 'samba' package is reinstalled

I've configured a Xubuntu PC with Samba to allow file and folder sharing with Windows 7 PCs. The Xubuntu PC is almost always on. While it usually works when sharing files to and from each other, ...
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Cant add a Windows machine in domain (Samba AD DC)

im creating a Domain Controller with samba, everithing is fine on installation, machines are in a private lan and can see each other even with their hostnames and ip. But the problem comes when i try ...
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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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15.04 samba anonymous access from windows use being added to smbpasswd file

I am moving my home server to a new machine, new machine is 15.04 server. I am trying to setup an anonymous Samba share. After a lot of trying I think I had my config correct but found that my ...
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Ext4 Samba Share reports wrong disk size

I have a 1.7TB primary partition formatted to ext4 that is currently being shared via samba from my raspberry pi. My goal was to use this partition with Ubuntu's built in Deja-Dup backup utility. ...
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Ubuntu Samba share on SSD, slow?

I have an existing Samba server running on Ubuntu 14.04. It is using Sata 3 hitachi enterprise disks (raid 1 via Adaptec raid controller) and I'm getting a fairly respectable 90MB/s write speed ...
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Samba's NMBD and SMBD services dont work after reboot

I finished setting up my samba share between a linux system and a windows server. It worked fine until i rebooted. After it came back up i tried to reach the shared folder it gave out a "Failed to ...