[Samba] Desiring to set up Windows Vista and Linux Fedora Core 4
Barry L. Bond
bbond at cfl.rr.com
Fri Oct 9 22:33:52 MDT 2009
Thank you for your reply and help!
>I'd begin by upgrading to something more recent than Fedora Core 4. I
>believe there are some issues that Vista introduced that required some
>changes in Samba (I may be wrong on this, but I suspect upgrading to
>something more recent is still a good idea). At the very least, see if
>there is a backport for a more recent version of Samba to FC4.
I just now read a previous post from you that also indicated concerns
with my running FC4, that I missed before.
I am afraid that right now I just don't have any time for the
computer stuff at home I used to have so well set up and caught up. :-(
Right now, given that there are very important things I need to get
to each week that I don't get to (you can see the one time a week that I
may have a half hour or so to revisit my strong desire to be able to print
from Windows, even though I don't need to often!), I'm afraid I'm in an
"if it works, don't fix it" mode...
By "backport" do you mean a more recent version of Samba that will
work in FC4?
>It sounds like you are using FC4 as a file & print server. All you need
>to do on it is share the resources (folders and printers) and set up the
>permissions and accounts (if required).
On the Windows, I did do some things along this line (setting up
sharing) last week...
>You don't mention which version of Vista you are using, and I don't know
>if they crippled certain versions like they did with XP to prevent them
>from joining domains. However, if you can join Vista to a domain,
>install and use SWAT to set up Samba as a domain controller and use it
>to log in from Vista.
If I go to Control Panel and double click System, it says this:
Windows Vista Ultimate
Copyright 2007 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Service Pack 2
Does that tell you what you were desiring? (I don't know Windows
very well.) :-)
Last week, I did read something that was along the lines of Vista
communicating with Samba. I have already forgotten what they called it,
but I did find (with very explicit instructions posted by someone where I
was reading about that, in a Microsoft forum) and I checked a different
thing, to see whether that would work...
Gary, I really appreciate your help. On terminology, how do I join
Vista to a domain?
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