[Samba] replace samba with windows7

steve steve at steve-ss.com
Sat Sep 20 11:23:56 MDT 2014

On 20/09/14 09:14, Peter Serbe wrote:
> Hi Steve,
> IT (or any other engineering stuff) is not so much impressed
> by voting. The more qualified opinions said: no Win7 doesn't
> do the job.
> If You aren't able to administer a Linux/Samba box (which is
> no shame if You aren't a full time Linux admin), then You
> should seriously consider a NAS distro like FreeNAS. It is
> Samba in disguise. You install the system e.g. from a DVD
> image and create the required shares (and many more things
> if You like) from the webbrowser on Your PC. For may people
> is is by far the best solution. I think this would be ideal
> for Your small installation. Get a cheap PC (or use an old
> one) and just do it. But don't torture Your users with that
> Win7 server.
> Best regards
> Peter
> steve schrieb am 20.09.2014 08:20:
>> Hi
>> So we now have both yes it can and no it can't. We're gonna have to try it.
>> We can't find any doco on it so are guessing it's as simple as making a
>> folder for each share in smb.conf then right click -> share? I bet
>> copying the acls will be fun.
>> Cheers,
>> Steve

Maybe we're asking the wrong question. The users at this office can only 
use windows. There seems to be no way a w7 user can click his way to do 
the equivalent of:
read only = No
other stuff = Yes

We've tried letting one of them set permissions on sub folders, but it's 

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