[ubuntu-uk] Accessing Shared folders on a Windows 7 machine from Ubuntu 10.04

gazz pmgazz at gmx.co.uk
Wed Dec 1 16:31:07 GMT 2010

If you're on Lucid, you want /etc/samba/smb.conf - at the top, there's a
line where you can edit the workgroup name - it defaults to workgroup
though. It doesn't work on the hostname of the Ubuntu samba server. 


On Wed, 2010-12-01 at 16:05 +0000, Gordon Burgess-Parker wrote:

> I have removed the Homegroup , replaced it with a Workgroup and shared 
> folders on the Windows Machine.
> I have installed Samba and changed the Workgroup name on the Ubuntu 
> machine to match that of the Windows 7 machine.
> The Ubuntu machine sees the 7 machine, but all that happens when I try 
> to access the shares is that the log-on screen keeps returning and I 
> can't access the shares.
> Any thoughts as to what I should be looking at?

Need more info - are you trying to log in on a domain or just access
shared files on Windows PCs in the neighbourhood? Which version of
Ubuntu? If you're just accessing folders on WinXP rather than sharing
them on Ubuntu, you should be able to do that anyway through Places ->
Network -> Windows Network without installing Samba as the client is
installed by default - you only need to install the Samba server if you
want to share folders on Ubuntu with Windows users - then you'll need to
install Samba, configure it in smb.conf, testparm, restart the Samba
server and set up Samba users and passwords. 

If you need to configure the workgroup for the Samba server (to share
Ubuntu folders with Windows), you use /etc/samba/smb.conf - it doesn't
work like Windows where you need to sync the hostnames. 

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