Samba is a free software re-implementation, originally developed by Andrew Tridgell, of the SMB/CIFS networking protocol.

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Windows XP cannot join (samba) domain

I've a setup with Samba 3.4.7 on Ubuntu 10.04 running as Primary Domain Controller for the network. [Almost] everything works fine, except for a single Windows XP computer which cannot join the ...
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CentOS Samba wont install

I'm having trouble installing samba on my CentOS 6.5 server. I run: yum install samba it finds the packages but then the following error messages appears and I cant continue: Error: Package: ...
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Automatically create LDAP groups for each new system user according to its username

is there any way to set and create a default group for each newly created system user so he belongs to its own user group? I mean, when a create a user foo i would like to create automatically a ...
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LDAP+SAMBA login issues

i'm on a clean Ubuntu 13.10 install and i've just installed and configured openldap+samba while i'm trying to configure a domain controller plus user shares. In order to ease ldap management i've also ...
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Why does Samba ignore my template shell = /bin/bash setting?

I've got a brand new installation of CentOS minimal, and have installed Samba as follows: yum install krb5-workstation samba Firstly, have I got all the necessary packages to become a domain ...
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What exactly is insecure about Samba access over the Internet?

I have a folder on a Linux server that I need to share with a number of different clients all over the country. Some requirements: The folder needs to be mountable as an ordinary network drive in ...
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Is it possible to find with samba what version of windows is remote PC running?

As Microsoft stops supporting Windows XP next April, I was asked to check which PCs are still running with a version of Windows older than Windows 7. Is it possible via some Samba query to find out ...
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Kerberos authentication of Windows clients and Redhat 5.5 with Samba PDC?

I already realize that configure Redhat 5.5 as PDC (Primary Domain Controller), and the clients (Windows XP and Windows 2003) can join the realm. The realm name of Linux server is EXAMPLE.COM. ...
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What's the issue with this Samba setup?

I asked this on superuser, but I realized that may be the wrong place. I am duplicating the question here, I hope this is allowed. I am trying to share a directory through samba. In smb.conf I have ...
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Restrict SMB user from changing password

On a server running Debian Wheezy and Samba ver 3 with a tdb backend, how do I restrict a single user from changing the password? This account is one of 2 generic accounts, one for students and one ...
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ERROR when mounting RHEL samba share on another RHEL server

I have a server (let's call it ServerA) where I have configured two Samba shares, that are currently accessed from a few Windows computers with no issues. I've also been able to mount these two ...
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IIS permissions issue pointing docroot to Samba share

I have an IIS project which is stored on a Samba shared, network mounted with the following line: X: \\my-samba-server\dev /user:freddie Connectivity is fine, can read/write files from X:. In IIS, ...
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veto files on a Windows Share

On Linux you can just edit the smb.conf file and add a veto files setting to ignore and delete certain files, this came in really handy as both OS X and Windows love to create extra files. However, ...
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Samba Server needs to have AD authentication

My Linux server is connected to AD via Bind DN and password (without domain joining). It is using sssd for authentication. I am able to ssh and login without any issue. I have a proper setup of uid ...
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samba “username map” stopped to work after upgrade to 3.6

It was time to upgrade our group server (new HDs, problems with old installation of DRBD, etc..). Going as usually for CentOS i upgraded whole system from 6.3 to 6.4 The later one came with samba 3.6 ...
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mounting windows shares on linux while keeping windows permissions

I have a windows share on a windows2003 server (WINJOE) which I want to back up to a Linux machine (LINUXJOE) that is properly joined to the domain. My goal is to backup shared folders of WINJOE to ...
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Limiting users to logging onto Samba domain only from specific machines

I have Samba setup and running nicely as a primary domain controller with roaming profiles. Currently users can log on to the domain controller from any machine in the network. However, I want to ...
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Share folder with active directory group permissions

I have a Debian as a member of our AD (which is a 2k3). I want to share 2 folders from our Debian. 1 with full access for everyone, the second only readable by group "ADM", and "PROD". Part of ...
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Configure samba server for Unix group

I'm trying to set up a samba server with access for users in the Linux (RHEL 6) "wheel" group. I am basing smb.conf off of the example here where it goes through the [accounting] example. In my ...
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Users database empty after Samba3 to Samba4 migration on different servers

I have to migrate a Samba 3 to a new Samba 4 server. My problem is that the database on the samba 3 server seems a bit empty. The secrets.dtb file is only 20K whereas the “pbedit -L |wc -l”command ...
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Computers on preexisting Windows 2008 domain accepting accounts from Samba3/4 domain

I have a web application written in PHP where I would like to allow existing users to log into Windows computers, too. Re-hash of their passwords is doable (by requesting them to change the password). ...
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Write hash password to LDAP when creating a new user

I am working on a project with a central user database system. One of the requirements of the system is that there should be only one set of users for all the application. FreeRADIUS and Samba are two ...
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Safety of concurrent samba writes and perl move

I have samba (3.6.3-0.30.1-2920-SUSE-CODE11-x86_64) running on a SLES11 server which receives files from a Windows machine. The samba share is actually a NFS mount from an other server, and I need to ...
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Samba share will not connect (was working yesterday)

I have a CentOS websver with a Samba share set up (\\webserver\websites). I was connected to this share just yesterday without issue, but today my Windows 8 PC will not connect to it. I've also tried ...
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Samba authentication with another samba

I have a samba share with build-in authentication (smbpasswd). No any central auth (ldap, ad , radius ) in this network. My task is, start another samba server on second hosts with same user/pass ...
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Samba setup: RHEL, Windows 7

service smb restart; service winbind restart; service nmb restart service smb stop; service winbind stop; service nmb stop I, for the kick of it, thought I'll setup a samba server on my office ...
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Throttling individual samba connections

I have a CentOS server set up with Samba on a gigabit LAN connection. I've found that if I copy large amounts of data from the Samba server to a client machine that also has a gigabit connection, ...
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How do I load Windows printer drivers on a Samba 4 print server?

Premise / status: I've set up Samba 4 as an AD controller, and, according to the instructions on the howto, have established a [print$] share that should allow me to "upload printer drivers for ...
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What is the expected behavior of creating links on a Samba share from a Windows machine?

I've got a server with some stuff shared via Samba and a remote machine running Windows used to access the share. What is expected to happen if I create symbolic/hard links using standard Windows ...
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Samba name mangling too mangled to be practical

Switched recently from W2K3 to Samba4.0.9/CentOS6.4 for our fileshare for WinXP clients. Have an ancient (1995!) piece of software that uses 8.3 filename format. After the switch, long filenames ...
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Is it possible to enumerate Windows users remotely?

I have a couple of shared folders which are accesible by an account which has no password (long story). But the username is very long and difficult. Is this (relatively) safe and secure, or is it ...
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Locks not obeying keepalive setting

Scenario All our developers work on a Linux server and use Samba to connect their IDEs (mostly ST2/3 on Mac) to their developer instances. Every now and then when saving a file it will hang up for ...
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User can't connect to samba share on windows (others can)

I have setup Samba in a Debian machine so that existing users in the linux server can connect to their homes and different shares using Windows. user1, user2 and user3 can connect without problems, ...
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Unable to browse to SAMBA shares

In my enviroment I have CentOS 5 installed with CUPS and SAMBA. I am unable to browse any SAMBA shares from any machine. From Windows 8 and Windows Server 2008, I have tried the commands below net ...
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Can I add Samba users without having to add UNIX ones?

I am configuring a Samba share on my Debian server and I'd like to create some simple username:password accounts that could access the shares without having to add UNIX users to my machine. Can I do ...
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using keybased ssh/scp for a shared directory

for some projects, i need to share confidental files between our local staff and some external partners. the number of humans from the external partners is not yet determined (and might changed during ...
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Samba force user does't work

I am using Samba 3.6.6 on Debian Wheezy. I want to be able to change www files on my dev server using my macbook. So I setup samba and made a share for the /var/www directory. I added the users bart ...
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Deleting a file over SAMBA, server is seeing 1MB/s upload

Server: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64 bit. Client: Win7 professional 64 bit. Creds: account on server. no domain, no kerberos. Samba config: stock. shares have very simple access retrictions like writeable on, ...
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Why won't the CIFS service start?

When I try to enable the CIFS service (to use it with my OpenLDAP directory) on my FreeNAS 9.1.1, I get the message The service could not be started. In the shell of my FreeNAS, I see the ...
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How can I get FreeNAS to work with LDAP authentication?

I'm trying to set up a FreeNAS 9.1.1 server with CIFS shares with LDAP authentication. I've set up an OpenLDAP server, populated it with smbldap-populate, added a user account for myself and ...
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How do I map a Samba user's home drive via VPN?

Good evening, I'm not sure if what I'm attempting to do is possible or not, but I figured I'd put the question out there - in case somebody may have already tried this and been successful. I am in ...
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Login script not executing on all stations

My server is Debian-based, running Samba as the Primary Domain Controller. I have verified the permissions on the netlogon share (drwxrwsr-x) and the login.bat (-rwxrwxr-x) file, to allow all users ...
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Link contents of directory from outside of a samba share inside that share [closed]

I have a samba share at /public. The directory allows only reading from users that are connecting to it but any user on the server can write to it. I have a folder in my home directory at ...
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Samba4 provides high I/O load

I use sernet-samba package (version 4.0.9-6) on Debian 7. Samba configured as additional AD controller. Samba process infinitely writes something to disk and makes high I/O load: Total DISK READ: ...
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Moving file makes server unresponsive

I've configured a backup job where I'm moving a larger file (80GB) from a debian linux machine to a Windows 2012 Server (mount windows share with samba). The thing is, as soon as the movement of the ...
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storing 2008 r2 windows profiles on a samba share

I have set up a windows server 2008 R2 and set the profile path for every user to a samba share. I believe the samba share is set correctly since I can access it and store files in it. The problem I ...
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Linux file/storage server to be used in windows environment

I need to create storage server (file server) to store backups and user files from Windows machines. I'm thinking to take CentOS 6.3 as a new server OS and setup samba sharing. All of the sudden I ...
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Samba 3 usershares “is not a directory”, or “is not a regular file”

I'm not sure how much of an issue this is, Samba mostly works, however I do get this message constantly on my logs: [2013/08/29 13:52:24.155039, 0] param/loadparm.c:8843(check_usershare_stat) ...
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Error accesing shared folder in Samba

Im using Solaris 10 with Samba 3.6.6. When I tried to access a share folder I get following error. 2013/08/27 02:43:38.450317, 4] smbd/reply.c:794(reply_tcon_and_X) Client requested device type ...
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Why are my Macs failing to authenticate to my SAMBA file sharing server?

I have recently set up a SAMBA file share. After going through a series of steps, I have finally been able to have most of my computers see this server. The primary requirements were: 1) it had to be ...