[Samba] replace samba with windows7

Rowland Penny rowlandpenny at googlemail.com
Sat Sep 20 15:37:18 MDT 2014

On 20/09/14 21:31, steve wrote:
> 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 out?
> 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...
Fairly standard windows thing, just connect to the share, once connected 
map a drive to it, ensuring it is set to reconnect at logon. Not sure of 
exact details. not near a windows machine at the moment, but I am sure a 
quick google will confirm the details.


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