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Re: [Samba] Samba on top of Windows?

From: Damien Dye <damien.j.dye_at_nospam>
Date: Fri May 07 2010 - 09:23:39 GMT
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you turned off simple file sharing on the windows 7 host and enabled
windows file sharing on the windows firewall ?

-- Damien Dye BSC(hon) On 5 May 2010 16:28, Public Mailing Lists <> wrote: > Hi all, > > I just bought a brand new PC for my living room (Asus eee Box) that > happens to come with Windows 7. I can nicely plug in large USB hard > drives, any my intention was to share these harddrives on the network, > for example with my old Windows 98 PC on which I still run some favorite > computer games. And of course, I would also like to access the large > harddrive occasionally from my linux box (e.g. to put backups on them). > > However, I had to learn that Windows 7 does not want to share my > harddrive with the other computer on the network that are not Windows 7. > All tried all different kinds of things: I switched off the "home > group", I switched off various encryption/security settings in the > control panel. I even changed some registry settings that I googled from > the web. All without success. I spare you the technical details on this... > > I can't understand why it has to be so hard to just export a simple > harddisk on the network. With every single version upgrade of Windows, > it breaks. From Windows 95 to Windows 98. From Windows 98 to Windows XP. > And now with Windows 7, again. IMHO, the purpose of networking is to > COMMUNICATE with whichever protocol is out there. > > I don't want to deal with neither Windows domain controllers, nor home > groups, nor roaming profiles, nor encryption requirements, nor anything > that Windows will come up with in the next release that breaks > everything else. I would like just export a hard disk with a user-name > and a password and use it with everything from Windows 3.1 to my Linux > box without getting a headache. > > So, my question is: > Is it possible to run Samba on top of Windows? > > Thanks for your help in advance. > > Cheers, > G. > > > -- > To unsubscribe from this list go to the following URL and read the > instructions: > -- To unsubscribe from this list go to the following URL and read the instructions: