[Samba] Maybe not related to Samba - Shares don't show up on desktop

Steve Campbell campbell at cnpapers.com
Fri May 30 12:34:55 MDT 2014

On 5/30/2014 2:16 PM, Rowland Penny wrote:
> On 30/05/14 19:10, Steve Campbell wrote:
>> Now that most things seem to be functioning, I'm wondering about 
>> something else.
>> On a Netware system, when I view the Microsoft  Network, I see the 
>> machines that are active on the network. I can open the servers and 
>> see any shares on that server. I can then right-click on the share 
>> and map to a network drive
>> Currently on our pretend server, I can see the server but cannot open 
>> it to see shares on that server. I therefore must know what I want to 
>> map a drive to before I map it.
>> Is there any setting that makes the shares show up under the server 
>> similar to the way it does on Netware?
>> I think I have all of the permissions set properly for the user on 
>> the Windows machine to see the shares. I can map them without any 
>> problems. I just can't see them to select them.
>> I have to thank all of you for making this task of Samba AD so clear. 
>> It's amazing how the light turns on after a few nudges from informed 
>> folk.
>> steve campbell
> Unfortunately there is no network browsing with samba4, if you need 
> this, you will need to set up a member server and store your shares 
> there, this will be visible on the network. If you decide to go down 
> this path, just ask and you will be pointed at the required info.
> Rowland

Thanks for the clue. I had just read pages on Member Servers in the 
wiki, although it was for a different reason - related to shares - which 
is where I discovered the new-to-me term "member servers".

More reading and discovery.


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