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    Hi ALL

    I have currently got a setup where my ubuntu server is part of the AD domain using samba. So a user using their windows PC can access their personal folders on the ubuntu server (which has been mapped to a drive on their PC) once they have logged on to their computer.

    My question is, if however the windows server failed for whatever reason, how can i get the users to access their personal folders on the ubuntu server using their windows PC?

    Thanks for any help in advance!


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    If you no longer have the AD Domain, it is necessary to create local users in Linux and add the Samba.

    You can use:
    # smbpasswd -a username

    I think that will help.


  3. #3
    Hello lcoronato

    Thank you very much for your response - greatly appreciated! Sorry for the late response, have been so busy doing other things have not had a chance to look into this problemo, until this morning!

    Yes, making the windows user a linux and samba user with the same password, as well as minor amendments to the samba config files did the trick!

    Thanks again for all your help!


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