[Samba] replace samba with windows7

steve steve at steve-ss.com
Sat Sep 20 16:55:11 MDT 2014

On 20/09/14 23:37, Rowland Penny wrote:
> 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.
> Rowland

Ah, OK, I see what you mean by link now. But that still doesn't get the 
lines written in smb.conf I'm afraid. Someone just wrote about dolphin 
and kde, but although there's a right click share to windows, that still 
doesn't get anything written to smb.conf.

Our 2003 cd is broken too. No idea if we're gonna get any change out of 
microsoft on that one. I think that died with 2008.

Anyway, gone midnight here. . .

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