[Samba] What is needed to allow Network Browsing of the file server in Windows

Rowland penny rpenny at samba.org
Mon Sep 28 11:36:26 UTC 2020

On 28/09/2020 12:01, Nick Howitt via samba wrote:
> I am using Samba as a simple file server but I cannot browse its 
> shares in Windows Explorer. I do not use SMB1. Am I missing a trick or 
> is it not possible without SMB1?
No you are not missing a trick, Network Browsing requires SMBv1. Windows 
now uses Network Discovery instead, you should be able to use this 
instead: https://github.com/christgau/wsdd
> I am using ClearOS7 with the Centos7 4.10.4 samba package.

Samba is starting to remove everything to do with SMBv1, 4.13.0 (just 
released) has deprecated a few of the parameters required for a PDC, so 
can I suggest you upgrade to Samba AD as soon as possible, this will 
mean using non distro packages or changing distro, because you cannot 
provision an AD DC on the Centos packages.


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