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Configuring ClarkConnect - Samba

Once your system is registered, we can set up the Samba share. To do this click on the Software tab and you should see Figure 7. If you installed more services than just Samba, you will have a list of those services along the left side of this web page. Click on Windows File Sharing to bring up the Samba configuration controls.

CC Windows File Sharing screen

Figure 7: CC Windows File Sharing screen (click to enlarge)

To get your server up and running you need to make five changes on this screen:

One: Click Start to turn on the CC NAS Samba server.

Two: Click To Auto to set Samba to start every time your CC NAS boots up.

Three: Set Workgroup to whatever your home LAN workgroup is. For example, this will be "WORKGROUP" if you have Windows XP and a default XP LAN setup. If you change the Workgroup name, click the Update button four lines below the workgroup name immediately. These Update buttons are frustratingly easy to miss in ClarkConnect. Whenever you change something with an Update button, hit Update ASAP.

Four: Disable the homes share. I assume you are not going to create users (for user authenticated log in) or use a domain in this project. We will be setting Samba for unrestricted log ins. So, homes shares for users are not needed because we are going to create a few 100% shared network drives.

Five: Delete the printers share.

Figure 8 illustrates each of these changes and where you click or type to make them.

CC Samba settings

Figure 8: CC Samba settings (click to enlarge)

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