Troubleshooting Windows shares (samba)

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Troubleshooting Windows shares (samba)

On your Windows machines, use DHCP

This may sound weird, but it solves quite a bit of issues. If you wish to have static addresses, 1 way of doing it is if your router supports static DHCP. This way your PCs/devices will get assigned always the same IP on every dhcp request

Check your file permissions on the samba share

Using shell access, go to the directory that's shared, and list its permissions

    • Add discussion about which file perms are recommended and how to change them.

Windows Vista

A samba "bug" has been fixed in samba v3.0.22 . Upgrade to that version for full Windows share support

Try adding guest access

While you may want security w/ user/passwords on your shares, enabling guest access is another way of troubleshhoting if you can make it work.

    • Discuss how to do it

Are you using the same workgroup ?