> -----Original Message----- > From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of Derek Ragona > Sent: Friday, April 27, 2007 2:50 PM > To: L Goodwin; FreeBSDemail@example.com > Subject: Re: No SMB/Samba support on Windows Home Editions > > > At 03:49 PM 4/27/2007, L Goodwin wrote: > >I've been working feverishly to set up a Samba share > >on FreeBSD 6.2 server to provide file storage for > >clients running Windows XP Pro and Windows Vista Home > >Premium. > > > >I just had a long talk with the ISP's tech support, > >and was told a number of things that I would like to > >confirm or deny: > > > >1) Windows "Home" editions (including XP and Vista) > >have support for SMB protocol disabled in Active > >Directory Domain Connections functionality! > >Is this true? > > Not exactly. Home edition CANNOT log into a domain or active > directory. If you need that functionality, upgrade to XP Pro. > > > >2) The only way to make Samba work for Windows Home > >editions is to change the Samba server's domain > >configuration to "peer-to-peer". > >Is this true? If YES, how do I do that? > >Could not find reference it in the Official Samba-3 > >HOW TO and Reference Guide. > > I've never done that so am no help. >
There is a hack for HP home that makes it join a domain. You can google for this. It is a violation of the license agreement, of course. Not recommended for a business to do this. The only realistic option here is to run share-level security under a workgroup style network. The downside is that there is no centralized password management. But, in a smaller network that really doesen't matter. > >3) Other options discussed: > > > >1) Replace Vista Home with Windows XP Pro (or Vista > >Pro) or exchange computer for one with a "Pro" > >edition. > > Vista licenses can be downgraded to XP. You need to check on which > versions can be downgraded to XP Pro. > Only the Vista Business versions have downgrade rights to XP Pro. The Vista Home versions can only downgrade to XP Home. Additionally, there are no downgrade rights with OEM licenses. > > No one I know is jumping to vista until service pack one ships. > One of the Intel VPs during an interview accidentally let it slip out that Microsoft has scheduled SP1 for Vista for 4th quarter 2007. Ted _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"