I am switching our file server from Windows to Linux (Ubuntu Server 12.04) and am using Samba. I was able to successfully set up all the folders needed with the same name that was on Windows. However, there are two folders on the Windows share that is being used by an internal application. We need to point to the that folder, and it's called something like \\servername\foldername$ . I create that foldername$ folder on Ubuntu and set it up in smb.conf to be browsable=no as it was not browseable when it was on Windows share. When I try to connect …

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Hi! I have a work Samba file server on Ubuntu Server 12.04. I can successfully add small files to it like docs and pdfs. However when I try to add a large file, for instance a 1.2gb video file, the server appears to timeout after appearing to be halfway completed. What can I do to solve this error? I looked into the logs and this is apparently what occurred: smbd/process.c:244(read_packet_remainder) read_fd_with_timeout failed for client 0.0.0.0 read error = NT_STATUS_CONNECT$ How can I resolve this to allow for these bigger files to be transferred to the server? Thanks!

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I am have a small Ubuntu based file server running in a small business. I set up Samba and I can log in to the server and RW files to the directory on the server from the windows machines. There is, however, another folder within the shared directory which has privileged access permissions. There are 2xWin98 and 8xWinXP machines. Most of the computers are set up to log in as a "normal" user (aka they can RW everything but that one folder). Is there an easy way to be able to switch users so that the privileged user can access …

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I have set up a Samba file server on linux that is hosting files for my windows dominant network. However, even though I've changed: [code]workgroup = WORKGROUP[/code] to [code]workgroup = ExampleWRKGRP[/code] Then I restarted Samba. It still shows up in the windows network in the workgroup "WORKGROUP" What am I doing wrong?

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Hello all ... i'm still new in linux networking ... my office use mandriva 2005 w/ samba as the file server and all client using win Xp to access the shared folder on that server I need your help about these matter : 1. how to config mandrake/samba to detect file deletion on samba server. 2. how to set access right to samba user, so the user can only create/modify file and can't delete the existing files Thanks in advance..

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Hi: I have a working samba file share server working ok. But all users have to join using the same login/password. I need every user have is own folder, unvisible to others users and password protected. These folders are used as backups, and added to shared folderd shorcuts. I use debian squeeze. Thank you for any advice.

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Hello, <br /><br /> We are struggling with getting IIS 6 (Win 2003 server) to connect to a Samba share that contains some dynamically generated resources. We are able to mount the drive on the Windows server and create a Virtual Directory to that new drive using 'Connect As' with no issues. We are also able to log in and copy files to-from this directory.<br /><br /> However, when trying to access the virtual directory to load a PDF from IE we receive a Http 500 error, and the IE log shows the following error code: <br /> 500 16 …

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Hello i have ubuntu . I can rightclick on any folder and share it and i am able to view them from my windows xp machine and another linux machine at home. but when i try to share stuff from the a second HardDrive from the said ubuntu machine , well everything works fine clicking wise it says the folder is being shared. and i have clicked that guests can connect as well. but when i go to the other machines i cannot access the files. i can view them. like the most hierarchical folder. but it says i do …

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Do you need to connect your Linux Desktops or Servers to Microsoft's Active Directory (AD)? If you do, now you can learn how to do it straight from the source at Microsoft's TechNet site in the article: [URL="http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/dd228986.aspx"]Authenticate Linux Clients with Active Directory[/URL]. Do you wonder why you'd want to do this? It may not be intuitively obvious but there are IT shops out there (maybe even yours) that use Windows exclusively because of Active Directory authentication. Linux is, or was, often excluded because of its inability to integrate successfully with AD. There are a few products like [URL="http://www.likewisesoftware.com"]LikeWise Software's[/URL] …

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