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    Question Help configuring Samba 4

    OK, so I am a complete ubuntu server newb and I am running 12.04 LTS. I am trying to get Samba 4 running only as a file sharing server with the users on the computer signing in as themselves. I have tried manually editing the smb,conf, but I still can't get it to show up on my windows computers. There are no network problems between the computers, so it has to be the config. (and yes, I restarted the program after updating the config)

    Can anybody help me with the options I need to enable or a place where there is a newb tutorial

    Thanks in advance!

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    Re: Help configuring Samba 4

    Samba 4 does not support browsing via NetBIOS names. You will need to manually type the server address to access the shares.

    I suggest using SAMBA 3 for a home network. Unless you need Active Directory features, SAMBA 3 is the sane choice.

    If you are really wanting SAMBA 4, the wiki is the best place for help.
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    Re: Help configuring Samba 4

    I have a simple home lan setup and I am using 12.04.2 server lts and Samba 3 with it setup as a PDC. I do not know how different the smb.conf in Samba 3 would be compared to Samba 4 but maybe if you can post your smb.conf file then you might get some more help.

    Did you try here
    https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Samba4/HOWTO
    Last edited by ranger12; February 14th, 2013 at 08:33 PM.

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    Re: Help configuring Samba 4

    Thanks guys!

    Now have samba 3 running and it works like a charm!
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