[Samba] Compile Samba for Windows Use - SMBClient.exe mainly

Allan P. Dynes ADynes at WHGardiner.com
Thu May 12 15:39:52 UTC 2016

I have an odd use case where I need to get the Samba Client (SMBClient.exe) compiled for use on a Windows 2012 server to access another Windows 2012 Server through SMB.  I have scoured the internet, posted to forums, and even emailed authors that have compiled older version of Samba with no luck.  For example Lee Peckham complied just the client and posted it here: https://www.leepa.io/lpackham/smbclient/ but it's v3.0.7 .  Ross Smith compiled all of Samba here: https://smithii.com/samba but that's 3.0.23c.  I am looking to compile the latest version of either 3.* or 4.* and I have had no luck using CygWin to do so.  Not having too much experience with things I may be doing something wrong but I can't get past the configure stage on either 3.* or 4.* nor can I compile just the client by itself which is the only part I need.

Are there any resources anywhere that would help get this done or any suggestions anyone can make?  Or is there anyone that has experience in this that is willing to give me instructions?  Or does anyone already have newer version of the client compiled?  I believe the issue I'm having is the older SMBClient.exe I'm using from the above links has trouble with the new 2012 R2 servers.  .I can read from server shares using it and get files but cannot create files (put), they result in 0 byte files instead of what they should be. 


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