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

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Document cannot be saved Samba file sharing

I recently installed ubuntu server latest version and started a file sharing server. My current problem is that Windows 7 and Windows 8 users canot save office files (excell, word and powerpoint). ...
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join linux home folders with Active Directory userprofiles

I have just set up a network using Samba and Kerberos. As we wanted users to be free to decide whether they wanted to use windows or linux, we currently store userprofiles (windows) and home folders ...
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I have a problem with domain trust between samba and AD

I configured Samba PDC and AD Domain. Here is my Topology. enter link description here And I saw that Samba PDC loading AD users. With "getent passwd" command and "wbinfo -ug" command. Here is my ...
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Samba on 14.04 has high CPU with OSX client

Recently (could have been after upgrading to 14.04 on my server) the Mac OSX client has been very slow accessing Samba shares (actually intolerably slow, minutes rather than seconds to browse a ...
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Routing particular services over VPN

Running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I need to connect to a SMB share that isn't local. The only way I can connect to it is over a VPN. The particular VPN service is Juniper. Connecting to the VPN is easy and ...
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Samba will not accept my password

I have recently done a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04lts. samba is installed and I can see the computers in my workgroup. I was able to transfer files from a Windows XP computer on my workgroup ...
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Can't login to samba secure share

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7 64 bit on my other PC. I have created insecure shares and I can login to them so I followed these instructions to make a secure share: ...
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My ubuntu is broken, error with gksu!

I keep getting this when is use gksu nautilus: shonn@shonn-Satellite-A505:~$ gksu nautilus Nautilus-Share-Message: Called "net usershare info" but it failed: 'net usershare' returned error 255: net ...
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Samba share read only for everybody and read-write for specific user

I would like to be able to change the following samba share configuration that currently allows everybody to read and browser files: /etc/samba/smb.conf [Apps] path = /home/user/share browseable = ...
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Samba - shared CUPS printer not printing

Hello fellow StackExchangers, I tried running CUPS+Samba on a 12.04 to share a printer (Canon MP550) with a couple of windows clients. CUPS is showing the printer, not indicating any trouble. The ...
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Why can I not access my Samba shared folder?

I just upgraded from a non-LTS Ubuntu to 12.04 LTS; this was a complete fresh install. Now I am trying to set up 3 storage hard drives as Samba shares. But for some reason they do not show up on other ...
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Diagnosing Samba

I have set up network shares on three Ubuntu computers in my LAN using system-config-samba. For a while were were able to browse each others network-shared directories, but now it is not working. ...
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Create a user for samba only (CLI)

Exact same question as this one, but using CLI instead of GUI. I'd like to allow login access to a shared SMB directory, but the users get no other access to the server.
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Server 12.04 encrypted home + decrypt using only SAMBA + Dropbox

I have windows only users who login to their home directories and I would now like to have their home directories encrypted. I've tried encrypted home feature and that works great, but I can't get ...
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No permission in Android for shared folder

I can access to print$ folder shared as default. But I can't open own folder called shared in home directory. They have same permission: drwxrwxrwx 2 root root 4096 Oct 10 10:48 shared ...
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how to restrict samba directories for particular size without using quota

I did created a directory on samba shared directory for example /srv/samba , Indeed, I want to create more directories on the directory for instance for each user a directory to be created and one by ...
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problems with accessing shared folder from ubuntu to ubuntu

I have samba installed on both ubuntu 14.04 machines, and they're are both connected to the same network. + I have apache installed on the desktop machine. I made a shared folder in my home folder on ...
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how to share folder in between two different workgroup on the same network?

My office laptop is connected to a domain. America.abcco.com WHen I bring my office laptop to home, I want to access a shared Ubuntu folder at home(Lubuntu 14.04) Office laptop windows 7 enterprise. ...
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Folder permissions: only allow user to write (not read or delete)

I'm having this upload folder where a user is only allowed to write files. After he wrote the file he is not allowed to read or delete it. How can this be done?
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How to make a user share on a 2nd hard drive in samba?

Im running samba on a small hard drive. i want all the user shares on a 2nd, much bigger hard drive. i can create the user shares, thats not my problem. i just dont know how to see the directory for ...
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User cant access samba from windows 8.1

[Open_Share] path = /home/brady/open_share available = yes guest ok = yes valid users = brady read only = no browseable = yes public = yes writable = yes force user = brady create mask = 0640 ...
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can't connecto to Samba Server on NAS

here is the deal. I bought a NAS which is SMB and FTP Server. In Summary, FTP works but Samba doesn't. Here is the topology: If I try to connect with nautilus: $ nautilus ...
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No writeable permissions when mounting Windows folders [duplicate]

So I have a Windows machine and a number of folders that I want to share my network. I've no problem mounting the folders and they have the correct permissions set in Windows. I'm mounting them using ...
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VirtualBox - Samba, files starting with dot are read-only (i.e. .htaccess)

I've successfuly installed Ubuntu on VirtualBox in Windows 8 and Samba extension to work with /var/www/html folder. It is working great except files starting with dot (.) like .htaccess or ...
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unable to access location - failed to mount WIndows share: Invalid argument

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS within a VMware workstation virtual machine and I have managed to setup a network by changing the samba.conf file to the WORKGROUP of my choice. Doing so gave me access to ...
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How to process output from smbclient

I connected to a Windows share using smbclient. In smbclient shell I can't pass an argument (ls -lh)! I can't place a pipe (ls | grep 4547)! I can't even redirect output to a file like in a basic ...
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Samba - Windows Network

I was recently checking my network and realized Samba was installed. When I go to "browse network" in the file explorer I see that there is "windows network" and my home folder is located inside. My ...
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Trying to use Lubuntu as a simple server in a Windows-8 network

I have a couple of Windows-8 machines and a Win-7, and I'd like to use a small ASUS-eee running Lubuntu 14.04 as a simple fileserver for limited data that I usually need on one PC or the other. I have ...
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system-config-samba stopped working

I have been using system-config-samba. But suddenly it stopped working after a crash. I have un- and reinstalled everything, tried it with gksudo etc. But nothing. Please, what else could I do? ...
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Cannot connect to ubuntu samba server via mac OSX “connect to server”

I have Ubuntu desktop server and MacAir with updated OSX. openssh-server and samba have been installed in ubuntu desktop. I could connect to ubuntu through OSX terminal using ssh, but samba file ...
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Connection to a Noontec N5 NAS problem

I can't seem to connect to my Noontec N5 NAS no matter what I try. Windows has no issues and it's apparently possible. I have searched the interwebs and found nothing about this. Has anyone else had ...
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Hidden Permissions - Zentyal Admins can't access User's Created Folders

I am the co-administrator of a small private school's domain system. I set the system up using Zentyal 3.4 of which Windows and Ubuntu clients both connect. Students have their own personal logins ...
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Linux dropfolder where users can't delete files

I am working on a file server project for school and I am using samba to share the folders. I have been playing around with the folder permissions but I can't seem to figure out how to make a drop ...
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Samba init scripts seem broken

The ntp init script for ntp for example works as expected, you can use /etc/init.d/ntp or service ntp root@server:~# /etc/init.d/ntp stop * Stopping NTP server ntpd ...
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How can I mount a smb-disk using fstab?

I have been following theese instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MountWindowsSharesPermanently to permenantely mount a disk. I have succesfully used the connect to server-function in Files to ...
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Can not get two Ubuntu 14.04 computers to work via Samba

First, I am using Samba because, though primary computers are Ubuntu 14.04, I have Windows laptops. These laptops should gain read access to the primary database. The primary database is on my ...
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Using a samba path (smb://server/…) to check if a folder/file exists

I have a samba path, f.e. smb://server/path1/path2/ which is located when mounted at /var/run/user/1000/gvfs/smb-share:server=server,share=path1/path2/. I can easily check via filesystem path if the ...
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Samba File Server hide folders for certain users

I have a Ubuntu machine with the following folders. I am using samba server to share the folder. I have 3users: user 1 = full access user 2 = access to folder music (only read) user 3 = access ...
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Samba printing: difference in prompt for authentication vs set authentication details

I'm connecting a printer via Samba and am observing the difference in Authentication. When I hit 'Verify' using the 'Prompt user if authentication is required' details, and I enter my username, ...
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Problem sharing a folder on intranet using samba

I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 32-bit installed on a laptop. There is a folder that I want to share over my office's intranet. So I configured the share with samba. I don't want anyone else to write or ...
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Samba share file size error with Windows 8.1

I'm setting up a sort of NAS using a beaglebone black with ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS. I want to share the storage on an external USB drive and the internal memory via samba. I think I've configured ...
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How to access samba share on super network?

I have 3 layers of networks at home. 192.168.2.XXX is part of 192.168.1.XXX. 192.168.1.XXX is part of 192.168.0.XXX. My samba server is placed on the 192.168.0.XXX network. When using ES File ...
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Unable to ping desktop over ethernet

I am attempting to access a shared Windows folder from my Xubuntu 64bit install. The server (running Windows 7) can see all shares on my server. My system can only see the share names, but not ...
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How is my computer connecting to SMB (Samba Shares)?

My computer connects to Samba Shares all on its own. I also have computers showing up in networking. I am booting Kubuntu 14.04 from CD on a Toshiba C650 laptop. Any suggestions on how to not connect ...
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Samba server doesn't notice changed password

I've tied samba to unix passwords via security = user and unix password sync = yes Previously this has worked very well. I recently upgraded my server to 14.04 (server) though. I changed my ...
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Problem with Samba4 at restart

I have successfully installed samba and kerberos, I can authenticate windows on ubuntu server but I am unsure I did correctly because i' m not sure if samba authenticate toward kerberos DB. Always ...
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How to mount a network drive in Ubuntu 14.04?

A few days ago I installed Ubuntu 14.04. It has not been possible for me to mount a network drive the same way as it does in Windows. I tried several ways of doing it, but it has not been possible. ...
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Reinstalled samba, now nautulus doesn't have network share context menu item

After fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 I had some trouble with my Samba shares, and tried to reinstall samba as per this thread. Now the share folder to network context menu is gone. No tab for Network ...
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Cant configure existing samba share [closed]

I am sorry for the probably dumb question. I have two Ubuntu server VMs - 12.10 and 13.10. A year ago I have configured samba on both machines somehow with documents share on each. Now I cannot find ...
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samba file server cant access my server

** (nautilus:2023): WARNING **: Couldn't connect to accessibility bus: Failed to connect to socket /tmp/dbus-cMdjqnMPNR: Connection refused (nautilus:2023): Gtk-WARNING **: Failed to register client: ...