[Samba] Samba as File Server for Windows Network

Adam Williams awilliam at whitemice.org
Mon Dec 18 13:37:08 GMT 2006

> I am a bit of a novice when it comes to unix/linux, but I managed to 
> install Samba 2.2.12 on FreeBSD 6.0.  I have edited the smb.conf file

You do realized the 2.2.12 is really really old.  I wouldn't be
surprised if you have issues with the later versions of Windows.

> by changing a couple lines.  I am able to see the server in the
> Workgroup from the Windows machines, but when I try to view properties
> or open it, I receive a dialog "the device is not available-you may
> not have proper administrative privileges to access-please contact the
> Administrator," something along those lines.
>  Could you please help me in determining what lines I need to change
> in the smb.conf file, and anything I have to do in the Windows
> machines.  Again,all I want is a file server that all the Windows can
> store and retrieve files from.

Start off with a Samba at least above the 3.0.0 version.

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