View Full Version : [ubuntu] Building a Home Server

February 6th, 2009, 11:16 PM
Hello, I'm fairly new at the Ubuntu forums.
I am trying to build a home server using Ubuntu 8.10. I was wondering, is there a way to host Windows user accounts (the other computers in our house are Windows) on the Ubuntu server like Windows Server 2000/2003/2008 can?

Also, I have been having problems with Samba. I can't access resources until I change the access settings on the Ubuntu computer to "domain" and then back to "user". Then the windows computers can access the network.


February 6th, 2009, 11:17 PM
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February 7th, 2009, 12:25 AM
I'm trying to set it up...

I'm also trying to use GSAMBAD. What are your opinions about this program?

da mono
February 7th, 2009, 12:42 AM
isntall webmin that eases a lot the things

February 7th, 2009, 12:43 AM
OK. I think I left one crucial detail out. I am using the desktop version of Ubuntu so that I can use a GUI. I'm not very good with a command line.

da mono
February 7th, 2009, 01:12 AM
well webmin is a web based gui for configuring all the necessary thing on a server

February 9th, 2009, 04:20 PM
I think I looked at gsambad once, but I never tried to use it on a real scenario. I mainly use CLI or webmin, so I'll second the recommendation for webmin. It covers a lot of ground.