[Samba] Auto-configure Samba to offer same shares as Windows on dual-boot machine

Daniel Jensen jensend at iname.com
Wed Nov 25 12:20:14 MST 2009

Does anyone know of either a standalone tool or a distribution's 
install&setup procedure which can set up samba shares by looking at what 
a windows installation on the same computer does- say, by checking 
HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanServer\Shares, figuring 
where the directories being shared are mounted, matching printers to 
those configured in Linux/etc, and offering all of these with the same 
share names used in the Windows install?

If not, why not? Has it just not been tried? It seems to me that 
something along these lines would be a major advantage in easing 
people's transitions from Windows to Linux or other platforms.

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