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happyhacker
November 20th, 2008, 12:37 PM
I am going to load up Ubuntu server after lunch to get our office network sorted. I am going to load ebox which I assume will invoke SAMBA and anything else needed. My questions are based around my confusion about how the windows PCs should be configured:

1. I would like at least 2 workgroups on the windows PCs. Is the server going to cope with more than one?

2. I assume workgroups is the way to go. The tutorial I am going to follow is (albeit for 8.10) http://www.howtoforge.com/running-a-file-and-print-server-with-ebox-on-ubuntu8.04-server
Am I right in thinking a domain is not required on windows?

Initially, I want to get file sharing and backups (on-site and off-site) working but later want remote access. DHCP I intend ffrom the existing ADSL router.

jonabyte
November 20th, 2008, 03:35 PM
You are not required to have a domain for you windows boxes to connect to a samba share.
Just make sure you have the same workgroup name on the windows machines as in your smb.conf file and you should see the share.

happyhacker
November 20th, 2008, 04:27 PM
Thanks I will configure the system so they agree.