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Old 11-13-2007, 02:26 PM   #1
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Accessing a Windows XP Share from Solaris 10


Hi All,

I want to be able to share a drive on a server (running Windows XP) from to a box running Solaris 10. The two machines are connected with a crossover cable.

What do I need to do in order to accomplish this?

I have been trying for days, and am QUITE frustrated, so any help would be appreciated!

Thanks in advance,

Kevin
 
Old 11-13-2007, 04:52 PM   #2
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You need to cahnge the workgroup in the /etc/samba/smb.conf to reflect your the name you chose for your windows network and install the internet superserver (inetd) package, so that when you click on the network browser on eithere of the two machines you can trade files between the two machines.
 
Old 11-14-2007, 07:36 AM   #3
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Is there a way to do it while avoiding a Samba install?

Previously, I had Windows 2000 Server on one machine and I had no problems mounting the shared drive. I needed to switch to XP for improved terminal services... and now I'm having these troubles.

Any other advice?

Thanks everyone!
 
Old 11-14-2007, 09:52 AM   #4
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you just need smbclient.. I cant remember the excat command/setup but 5 secs on google or reading the man page will sort you out.
 
Old 11-14-2007, 10:15 AM   #5
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Turns out, smbclient and smbmount are part of the Linux kernel but NOT part of the Solaris kernel.

Any other suggestions?
 
Old 11-14-2007, 12:41 PM   #6
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Sounds like you are looking for Windows Services for Unix.
 
Old 11-15-2007, 03:38 AM   #7
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Services for unix allows windows AD to assign users *nix properties, such as home directory, GID and UID.

It does not have anthing to do with network shares..

I will admit I dont know much/anything about solaris, is there any reason you cant just install samba?

As to the smbclient I am fairly sure you can download that as a package though i may be mistaken.
 
Old 11-15-2007, 07:47 AM   #8
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Quote:
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I will admit I dont know much/anything about solaris...
Click this link.



From the page, Windows Services For Unix provide:

File sharing between UNIX and Windows using NFS. SFU provides:

Client for NFS

Server for NFS

Gateway for NFS



Please read the page before you spread misinformation. We're trying to help this person, not confuse him.
 
Old 11-16-2007, 03:26 AM   #9
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SFU adds extra entries into the AD schema that admins can use to give windows users unix accounts and one or two other tweaks..
I set it up in work and maintain an AD domain with *nix/solaris machines daily (the solaris i generally fob off on someone else though) but certainly we dont need it for NFS file sharing.

Now we are getting off topic.

Last edited by Ryan100; 11-16-2007 at 03:30 AM.
 
Old 11-16-2007, 10:22 AM   #10
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How are we getting off topic?

The poster said he was looking for a solution to share a Windows directory so a Solaris box can access it. Last time I checked, the only way to mount a shared network drive on Solaris WITHOUT installing samba was to use NFS.
 
Old 11-19-2007, 03:44 AM   #11
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As we are discussing the functionality of SFU and not answering the original poster's question.

He can try installing SFU but I would be very very suprised indeed if it worked..

Anyhow as I nothing further to add that would be constructive to the converstion I am going to stop posting to the thread unless I suddenly think of something that may work.
 
  


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