Access Samba share from Windows 2000 or Windows XP computer.


Access Samba share from Windows 2000 or Windows XP computer.


The step by step accessing Samba share below is done on Windows 2000 Professional. The procedure shown below also can be use on Windows XP or other Windows family operating system.


1. Double click My Network Places icon on your Windows system desktop.


windows My Network Places

Figure: smb/netwok_places.png


2. On My Network Places windows, browse or key in the address of Samba Server; example " \\ ". If your Samba Server working properly, the windows authentication dialog box should appear on your screen...


Browse network places using ip adress on adress bar

Figure: smb/ip_add.png


3. On the Enter Network Password dialog box, key in the Windows Username (the Windows Username that you create from 'create samba user procedure') on Connect As: field, then enter the user password in the Password: field and then click OK button to proceed.


enter samba username password

Figure: smb/username_password.png


3. The screenshot below show the example of the available Samba share folder on Samba Server located at " \\ ", the example below also show the available printers share and samba home directory for login user.


access samba share directory

Figure: smb/share_directory.png



Samba related article:


1. Step by step Samba File Server configuration procedure.

2. The example of smb.conf, the samba sever configuration file that located in /etc/samba/ directory.

3. The example of smbpasswd and smbuser config file located in /etc/samba/ directory.

4. Mount Windows share from Fedora Core Linux.


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