[Samba] Newbie Question - can users create directory on thier own from Win Client ???

Mike Rushton mrushton at epix.net
Wed May 9 00:54:55 GMT 2007

Thak you for your response.  This may work well.  

Do you know if thier is a version of SAMBA that works with SCO Unixware 
7 ???    I don't recall what is on that machine -  I think in the past 
someone tried to get SAMBA or some sort of filesharing to work and could 
not.    I have to get the machine to boot so I can see what is on it.  

This could work. 

Above all, I must follow the Prime Directive - DON'T SPEND ANY MONEY 
!!!     Windows 2003 CALS cost an arm and a leg.   I never was a real 
fan of NT 4.0 either. 

Gary Dale wrote:

> Silly question actually.  :)
> Basically, if a Windows client can do it while connected to a Windows 
> server, they can do it while connected to a Samba server. This is a 
> basic permissions issue. If the client has permission to create a 
> directory on the share, it should work. The easiest way to set Windows 
> permissions is to log on from a Windows client with a Domain 
> Administrator account and set the group permissions, etc. from there.
> Mike Rushton wrote:
>> First some background -
>> We got an old, tired PII, 233 server running NT 4.0
>> We have a Compaq Proliant that is a quad 550 Xeon CPU, 4 GB, 320 GB 
>> of HD, a tape drive etc.   It formerly was an Oracle Server that had 
>> SCO UnixWare 7 on it.  Currently it is having a problem - bad 
>> controller card, but we intend to get it fixed.  (Not sure if 
>> UnixWare comes with Samba or what version to use, but we also can get 
>> out hands on Red Hat Enterprise Linux)   The Idea is to put some sort 
>> of Unix / Linux on it and Samba, and replace the NT 4.0 machine.
>> Although we have some work ahead of us, I was wondering, if you set 
>> up a shared directory on a machine, can user create a directory in it 
>> on their own from a client Windows machine ????
>> If it is not easy for the users to work with, they will not like it. ...

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