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Old 08-17-2004, 04:45 AM   #1
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Samba as File & Printer Server with Windows XP Pro as client

I must have read a thousand threads on this topic but still i cant seem to configure my system right so that i can use my Linux box(SUSE 9.1 Pro) as a File and Printer Server for my Windows XP Pro - box. Let me point out this is my first time on Linux so i must have overseen something.

- Linux Box: Suse 9.1. Pro on IP
- Windows Box: Windows XP Pro + SP1 on IP
- Draytek Vigor 2200e Router

What i've done so far:
- Installed Samba Server and Samba Client on my Linux Box
- Set an domain name in Yast/Samba Server --> WorkGroup
- Tried to connect my XP box to the domain name (As described on

My Samba Config file
# smb.conf is the main Samba configuration file. You find a full commented
# version at /usr/share/doc/packages/samba/examples/smb.conf.SUSE
# Date: 2004-07-21
   workgroup = WORKGROUP
   printing = cups
   printcap name = cups
   printcap cache time = 750
   cups options = raw
   printer admin = @ntadmin, root, administrator
   username map = /etc/samba/smbusers
   map to guest = Bad User
   logon path = \\%L\profiles\.msprofile
   logon home = \\%L\%U\.9xprofile
   logon drive = P:
   security = user
   encrypt passwords = yes
   server string = Samba Server
   netbios name = Samba
   add machine script = 
   domain logons = no
   local master = no
   preferred master = auto
   ldap suffix = dc=example,dc=com
   comment = Home Directories
   valid users = %S
   browseable = no
   read only = No
   inherit permissions = Yes
   guest ok = no
   printable = no
   comment = Network Profiles Service
   path = %H
   read only = No
   store dos attributes = Yes
   create mask = 0600
   directory mask = 0700
   browseable = yes
   guest ok = no
   printable = no
   comment = All users
   path = /home
   read only = No
   inherit permissions = Yes
   veto files = /aquota.user/groups/shares/
   browseable = yes
   guest ok = no
   printable = no
   comment = All groups
   path = /home/groups
   read only = No
   inherit permissions = Yes
   browseable = yes
   guest ok = no
   printable = no
   comment = PDF creator
   path = /var/tmp
   printable = yes
   print command = /usr/bin/smbprngenpdf -J '%J' -c %c -s %s -u '%u' -z %z
   create mask = 0600
   browseable = yes
   guest ok = no
   comment = All Printers
   path = /var/tmp
   printable = yes
   create mask = 0600
   browseable = no
   guest ok = no
   comment = Printer Drivers
   path = /var/lib/samba/drivers
   write list = @ntadmin root
   force group = ntadmin
   create mask = 0664
   directory mask = 0775
   browseable = yes
   guest ok = no
   printable = no
What i've seen:
- no connection from my Windows XP box to my Linux Box (looking in My Network Connections in Win XP)
- no connection from my Linux Box to Win Box (looking in services:/ --> smb:/ -> No workgroup found)
- In terminal: smbclient -L WorkGroup --> Connection to workgroup failed

Anyone got a thought on how to solve this problem? Hopefully somebody's got a good step-by-step guide on how to install SAMBA as File and Printer server on Linux with a Windows XP Pro Client.


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