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Hello everyone,

I have recently tried to set up a samba share using this tutorial http://www.noobslab.com/2012/03/configure-samba-sharing-between-ubuntu.html, however I am unable to access if from my Windows 7 computer. I can connect to it just fine from the Ubuntu machine it is running on as well as another Ubuntu laptop that I have. I really have no idea what the issue is, I am assuming that it is on the Windows side, but I'm not sure. Any help is appreciated, thanks!
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What do you mean by can't connect?

You can't see the share or you cannot authenticate?
     
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When open up a run prompt, and type \\192.168.0.10 it says that it cannot connect. I get and error code 0x80070035 (The network path was not found). I never get a chance to authenticate.
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I actually ran into this same problem last night. I only have 1 Linux laptop running but 3 windows 7 PC's and 1 laptop. The weird thing is for me is that my laptop can see it and connect to it and even print from it. (tried to set it up as a print server with SAMBA). I ran into the same problem as you though being that the other 3 PC's are unable to even see it on the network but it can ping it. I tried to look for a solution last night but was unable to find one due to a test today. I am going to work on it later tonight so if I find a solution I'll let you know. If not hopefully someone else can shed some light on this!

I agree that it is a windows side problem. Sorry I can't be much help besides that!
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Update, I can connect from my windows laptop so it is just my desktop...no idea what the issue is.
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Bump, any help is appreciated.
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post #7 of 12
Sorry, forgot about this thread...

You can try this link, it is for Vista but the same applies to Win 7
http://www.techrepublic.com/article/get-vista-and-samba-to-work/6353849
     
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post #8 of 12
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Originally Posted by Mattyd893 View Post

Sorry, forgot about this thread...
You can try this link, it is for Vista but the same applies to Win 7
http://www.techrepublic.com/article/get-vista-and-samba-to-work/6353849

I actually tried that previously, its a little more complicated in Win 7 home premium because you need to do it through the registry but even with the changed value I am unable to connect. Thanks for the help though.
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Have you disable any firewalls?

Also, anything in the Windows Event Logs?
     
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I tried disabling windows firewall and that did not work either, and nothing in the event viewer about it thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif
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