[Samba] replace samba with windows7

Ryan Ashley ryana at reachtechfp.com
Mon Sep 22 10:21:27 MDT 2014

On 09/22/2014 10:04 AM, Rowland Penny wrote:
> On 20/09/14 23:55, steve wrote:
>> 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. . .
> OK, thinking sideways here, what is a samba share ? I think it is just 
> the same as sharing a folder in windows, so what if:
> Setup a linux machine running samba, this gets you round the EULA limits.
> Create one share
> Create a share inside this share that anybody (or a list of users ) 
> can create a share in.
> Set the ACL's on this share from a windows machine
> Will this do what you are wanting to do ?
> Rowland
Since it has not been mentioned and since I do it daily, the command 
below is for mapping, if it is needed. Maybe it will help somebody.

net use <drive> <path to share> <persistent:yes/no>
net use z: \\samba\shared /persistent:no
net sue z: \\samba\private /persistent:yes

Hope it helps. The persistent flag means it will remap even after a reboot.

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