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Questions tagged [samba]

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

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Change ownership of a file transfered using Samba

When I transfer files or folders using Samba from a Windows computer to a Kubuntu computer, the file's owner is set to "Nobody" and I cannot access it. Is there a way to assign the ownership ...
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Samba configuration for LAMP server

I am new to ubuntu and samba in general, so please forgive my ignorance. I am trying to set up my server at home so that I can update the .html files on the server from my windows pc. Here is the ...
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Printer over samba inaccessible

I am using ubuntu 18.04, and unlike version 16 I can no longer access the shared samba printer. I am using the same drivers still, and the same printer configuration, but I am getting the following ...
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Samba Share - Path not found on Windows Client

I'm not entirely sure if this is a problem with my samba configuration or my windows machine: I just setup a samba share with following configuration: smbd.conf: [share] Comment = Raid0 array share ...
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map ubuntu shared folder in windows 7

I have a virtual machine running ubuntu and I am trying to host some files on ubuntu and map the drive in windows PC. Following the steps here, here and here, I am able to see (from windows) the "...
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Which tools are used for graphically applying roaming profile in Windows server to Ubuntu 16.04 clients?

Are there any possibilities for applying roaming profile and group policies in Windows Server 2012 to Ubuntu 16.04 clients graphically?
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Can't alter permissions for samba share.

I'm running 18.04 LTS server. I've got a samba share mounted locally. I can't seem to change the permission for its sub folders. It's at /mnt/samba/Plex and i can read/write there fine, as can windows ...
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Randomly lose write permissions on Windows 10 when trying to write to Ubuntu 18.04 network share, setup via GUI

So I've shared a few folders via GUI on Ubuntu 18.04. I have a hard drive in Ubuntu machine, ext4, and I'm accessing and writing to it from Windows 10. Everything was working correctly, I transferred ...
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Samba intermittently unreachable

I have a server running Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. The latest version of samba (4.7.6) is also used to allow PC (all Windows 10 machines) to share files. Everything ran fine until two weeks ago when at the ...
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Permissions on SAMBA not working

I have installed a new Server Ubuntu Linux 16.04.2 as a virtual machine inside a Citrix server, (I already have working a Ubuntu Linux 12.04.1 in another virtual machine in the same Citrix server, and ...
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How to fix system upgrade failure?

$ sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Calculating upgrade... Done The following packages were automatically installed ...
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Accessing file share via vpn

I am new to Ubuntu 18.04 and found this site to be very helpful so far in setting my system the way i want it. A blind server that I use for backups and accessing any files for my network via ...
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Nautilus sees duplicate shares in 18.04

Nautilus is displaying 2 icons/items for some, but not all systems on the network. Here is how I got where I am. The original problem was Nautilus would display only the two NAS devices on the ...
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Having “PAM adding faulty module: pam_winbind.so”, “… pam_kwallet5.so”, “… pam_kwallet.so” on start of smbd, ssh, cron daemons - why and how to fix?

I'm using Ubuntu 16.04.5 LTS. I tried to read my log files for errors. The most interesting are the following: cat /var/log/auth.log | egrep "unable|faulty" Nov 25 13:25:13 localhost su[4491]: PAM ...
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ubuntu 18.10 access windows drives on home network

i do not see this question addressed on this forum. i am using Ubuntu 18.10 and 18.04. neither have been able to access a windows drive on my home network. Ubuntu 14 on my old hard drive does very ...
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Samba Shares via Linux Client

Network with Ubuntu 16x file server and Samba shares. Windows 7 & 10 clients access the shares with Full permissions. Was able to mount share from Linux client (Mint 18.3). Connects, but read ...
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Ubuntu(16.04.5) Memory is used more than 97%. Why it is used so much memory? [duplicate]

I have a Ubuntu Server. Version: # lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 16.04.5 LTS Release: 16.04 Codename: xenial The uptime is: # cat /...
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Authenticating Apache website against WIN SERVER 2008 Active Directory

I have a quick question, maybe a noob one :D I currently have Windows server 2008 running on one of my servers, that server is the Domain Controller, running active directory with all the users. My ...
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Sharing External Drive using Samba in Ubuntu 18.04

I have a small home network of 3 computers, each running Ubuntu 18.04. Up until some very recent update I was able to share external drives attached to each of the machines across that network... now ...
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How should I leave my home file server [Samba] idle? (Ubuntu Live Server 18.04)

This is a beginner question as I'm just now learning how great linux is. I recently configured a Samba server on my old computer just lying around. My question is relatively simple. After my Samba ...
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Connecting to a Windows Network drive via SMB

I'm a relative linux-noob still. I've managed to join my machine to my company's domain however I'm for some reason unable to access any of our file shares through the "connect to server" function on ...
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FSTAB: CIFS mount works in terminal but not on reboot [duplicate]

I'm able to mount a file system using the mount command in the terminal, as well as by including it in /etc/fstab and running sudo man -a. Unfortunately it won't mount on reboot! Please help. /etc/...
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Mounting CIFS in Ubuntu 18.04 its read-only unlike in Ubuntu 16.04

This command executed as root, used to mount a writable samba folder in Ubuntu 16.04 : mount -t cifs -o guest //server/folder /home/user/somefolder Now in Ubuntu 18.04, the same command makes the ...
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18.04 How to install new kernel with samba service failing error code 1?

The software updater advises that there's a new kernel to install but 0 bytes is given for the download size. It goes thru the process, asks to restart the system. Running apt update and apt upgrade ...
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Windows 10 login information for accessing samba share protected directory located on Ubuntu 18.04

Can someone give an example of login information (username and password) on Windows 10 for the samba protected directory which is located on Ubuntu 18.04? I have created a user in Ubuntu and added ...
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Samba Locating the libnss_winbind.so.2 Library - nsswitch setup

Ubuntu server 18.04 - Samba installed and configured (almost) Kerberos functioning. wbinfo --ping-dc successfully contacts domain server Browse server from windows client sees printer share The ...
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What is the UNC network path to a folder shared via Samba?

I am trying to direct a scanner to scan directly to a shared folder on my home network. The scanner's web service asks for the network path to my shared folder, and only accepts UNC as input, i. e. \\...
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Samba net rpc rights grant SeDiskOperatorPrivilege Fails

Ubuntu Server 18.04 Installed/Configured Samba Joined Domain successfully Can browse the server and see the “printer share” – from Windows PC >net view \servername lists the printer share Kerberos ...
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18.04 LTS Samba error 'net usershare' returned error 255

I use Ubuntu 18.04 LTS as my media server. I have 2 hdds that I share to a Windows PC to feed files to the Ubuntu media server. This morning I couldn't connect to one of the drives via Windows ...
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No matter what i try, Samba shares keep promptig for login when trying to connect via windows

I am trying to create Samba shares that are fully public so anyone can access them on the network. However no matter what config options i put in i always get prompted for a login which is not what i ...
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Can't connect with a windows server

When I try to connect to a server in windows active domain by samba, I met an error message:" failed to mount windows share: invalid argument" I suggest it is related to certification. How to fix it?
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Write Permissions denied to LAN mounted drive

16.04 attempting to rsync with a LAN connected Western Digital Mycloud NAS. CIFS utilities installed to 16.04: sudo apt install cifs-utils Mounted remote NAS to /mnt/nas : mount -t cifs //192.168....
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Can't ping Windows server by hostname for AD DC Samba integration

I'm attempting to setup a samba share on our Ubuntu server at work to integrate with our Windows Domain Controller for the folder permissions. However I am unable to ping mcsvsdc.local which is the ...
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Samba share for work timesheets

So I am currently using Samba as a timesheet service for the employees to write their work hours. I have a share called "timesheets" that is accessible to all users that are part of the "timesheet" ...
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fstab edit for NAS mount

I have a WD Mycloud and I want to permanently mount the public folders on my Ubuntu computer. I have edited the fstab to this line but I have some questions: //192.168.106.105/Public /media/nas cifs ...
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Please ignore the following error about deb-systemd-helper not finding samba-ad-dc.service

when i try to upgrade its come an i dont know how to resolve this shashank@shashank-H110M-S2:~$ sudo apt install apt [sudo] password for shashank: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency ...
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samba share write privileges lost

I had a samba shared drive that use to work fine for my ubuntu workstation but wasn't available on Windows computers. The setup allowed for anonymous users to access it and this is not permitted on ...
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Can't copy from Samba shares after upgrade to 18.04

A server "S" runs Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and Samba 4.7.6-Ubuntu. smb.conf has been left with all the default settings, except for workgroup name changed, and the following blocks added at the bottom: [...
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Failed to start Samba SMB Daemon. Failed with result 'exit-code'

My ubuntu was working fine, I logged in a shell and found that some packages could be upgraded so I launched an apt update && apt upgrade and after a while I got an error: fmf@kodi:~$ sudo ...
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Can't connect to my LAN computers

I have a computer (name=Amazon1, UBUNTU 18.04) that can’t “see” any other computers on my local LAN. I have searched the Internet and it seems like 95% of the information is about connecting TO a ...
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Cannot Get Windows Shares To Work Via Samba On Ubuntu Server 18.04.1 And New Drive; Cannot Change Owner

I have a file server running 1TB HDD (sdb) with a single partition and two directories shared via Samba that are accessible by our Windows, Mac and Ubuntu computers. This setup works perfectly. I ...
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Problems setting up samba and connect with windows, “You can't access this shared folder…”

I have tried multiple guides on the internet trying to solve this problem that I have. I have installed samba on my Ubuntu server 18.04.1. I added the shared folder with the following settings: #my ...
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Windows printer via SAMBA - Time out

I am trying to install a Windows printer shared via SAMBA. I run system-config-printer, click on "Add", then "Network printer", then Windows printer via SAMBA", then on the "Browse" button on the ...
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Does cp --update work with a samba share?

I have the impression that files I copy to a mounted samba share with cp -u are copied also when in fact the source file is older than the destition file. Or are there other timestamps then the one I ...
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Kubuntu - kcm_printer_manager - Windows printer via SAMBA - Browse button greyed out

In /usr/bin/kcmshell5 kcm_printer_manager, when I click on "Add printer" and then on "Window printer via SAMBA", the "Browse" button is greyed out. Instead, by running system-config-printer (the ...
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Vfs not working with samba in Ubuntu → i don't know that

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS – How To Configure SAMBA Full Audit | Martin's Blog http://linux-sys-adm.com/ubuntu-16.04-lts-how-to-configure-samba-full-audit/ I did exactly the same thing as I did without a ...
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Slow processing speed of samba

I use samba for exchanging files within my LAN. The reason I use samba is because there is need to access the server's samba shares from Linux, Windows, and Mac. For exchanging files it works alright. ...
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Samba connection fails

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS connected to a local network with some Windows PCs. Windows PCs have Samba shares (password protected), accessible from other Windows PCs on the network. Following this workaround and ...
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dns problem in samba addc

auto eth0 iface eth0 inet static address 192.168.1.254 netmask 255.255.255.0 gateway 192.168.1.1 network 192.168.1.0 broadcast 192.168.1.255 dns-nameservers 8.8.8.8 192.168.1.254 dns-search ...
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Changing the location nautilus mounts samba shares to

I would like to change the way nautilus mounts my shared windows folders. Currently the path to my shared folder is: /run/user/1000/gvfs/smb-share:server=some.cool.server,share=someshare/path/to/my/...