[Samba] replace samba with windows7

steve steve at steve-ss.com
Sat Sep 20 14:31:21 MDT 2014

On 20/09/14 21:56, Rowland Penny wrote:
> On 20/09/14 20:45, steve wrote:
>> On 20/09/14 21:25, Rowland Penny wrote:
>>> On 20/09/14 20:20, steve wrote:
>>>> On 20/09/14 20:28, Ryan Ashley wrote:
>>>>> Setting up a shared Samba folder is cake. Really, there are three
>>>>> lines
>>>>> per share.
>>>> There is nothing in windows that will do that. The NAS idea is good
>>>> but the problem there is that the web interface folders do not look
>>>> the same as on windows and the menu when you right click them is
>>>> different. It gets worse. We just downloaded 2008, but we have no 64
>>>> bit boxes. Maybe 2003 will fire up on 32 bit.
>>> Hi Steve, wouldn't it just be easier to train one of the users how to to
>>> get to share on a samba machine and then get that user to train the
>>> others ?
>>> Rowland
>> Hi Rowland
>> Yes, we gave one of the users the root password. Never _ever_ do this.
> That is a definite no-no, it is like giving them a loaded gun and
> telling them to never pull the trigger.
> What I meant was, train a intelligent user (if you can find one) how to
> navigate to the share via its address and then set up permanent link to
> it, this way it will always be there via something they can click on.
> Rowland
Sorry Rowland, we're being thick tonight. Could you spell the link thing 

Re: intelligent windows user. We tried setting up a user with home 
directory at /usr/local/samba/etc with write on smb.conf. Think of the 
Linux users here who can use vi here who have trouble with smb.conf. 
Imagine a windows user getting anywhere near a text editor, let alone 
type nonsense into a file...

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