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Old 06-13-2019, 07:56 PM   #1
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Adding Raspberry Pi to Windows Network


Has anyone successfully added a Pi, a Linux machine, to an existing network of PCs or a network printer? What's the secret?
 
Old 06-13-2019, 08:25 PM   #2
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What distro/version are you using on the Pi.

It should be just like adding any other Linux computer to a Windows network: Use Samba. The Arch Wiki would be a good start: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Samba

Please note that the Windows Homegroup thingee (is that still a thing?) works only with other Windows devices. To make Windows shares visible to non-Windows machines, you have to use what Windows misleading refers to as "simple sharing."
 
Old 06-14-2019, 04:42 AM   #3
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Has anyone successfully added a Pi, a Linux machine, to an existing network of PCs or a network printer? What's the secret?
Depends on what you want to use it for, I've a couple set up with file shares and samba and works just fine. Also works just fine with MiniDNLA server.
 
Old 06-14-2019, 06:05 AM   #4
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Difficulties with Samba

I don't know what distro and version are. It is a B+ and up-to-date. On which computer do I run Samba? On a Windows PC I get error messages: Can't create symbolic link and required privilege not held (run as administrator?)
 
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Install samba on the Pi, it's well documented everywhere.
 
  


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