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Old 04-03-2010, 02:44 PM   #1
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storage of windows documents & data on Linux server


Is it possible to store Windows-based documents and data (e.g, Excel spreadsheets, Access databases) on a Linux server, and easy to do so & to retrieve from a Windows client?
 
Old 04-03-2010, 03:12 PM   #2
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Yes.
But it may be tricky to connect linux to windows.
 
Old 04-03-2010, 04:53 PM   #3
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So how does a LAN work with a Linux-based server, and Windows-based clients? Does it just depend on the serving software you run with Linux?
 
Old 04-03-2010, 05:00 PM   #4
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You should use Samba for this. It's an implementation of the SMB network protocol used by Windows. You may set up your linux pc as a file server using samba. The windows clients will probably find the server on "network neighborhood" and be able to connect. The shared folders on your linux box will show up on your windows client as folders on the network where you may store any kind of files.
 
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