N/APosted on - 06/07/2012
I would like to know more about Samba Server and the purpose of using it. Also, please clarify whether it is compatible with Windows 7 or Linux and the process of creating a Samba Server connection in Windows 7.
Samba Server and the purpose of using it?
Samba is a free software re-implementation of the SMB/CIFS networking protocol, it is an Open Source/Free Software suite that provides seamless file and print services to SMB/CIFS clients. It allows file and print sharing between computers running Windows and computers running UNIX. It is an implementation of dozens of services and a dozen protocols
Windows 7 is largely the same as Vista, so figuring out other problems that crop up doesn't take long, since people have been using and testing the operating system for a few years now. If you are planning to run a Samba domain controller for Windows 7 workstations, we recommend automating those registry setting changes within your installation environment.
The most common use case of Samba, as just a basic file server, works flawlessly assuming you have a fairly recent version of Samba