Implementing Samba — A 2 day course

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SAMBA provides file and printer sharing on UNIX, Linux and Solaris servers for Microsoft Windows PCs.

This two-day course provides an opportunity to learn in-depth how to obtain, install and configure this free software.

Full practical sessions with a variety of Windows machines available for testing purposes.

This course uses version 3 of SAMBA, but is also suitable for version 2 and differences are pointed out.

The course is about 40% practicals, and 60% lectures. The course is run using both Solaris and Linux servers. Each students will have exclusive use of a Samba server to configure and test, and access to a number of Microsoft PC systems for testing Samba access, including XP Pro, NT and W2K3 server.

Attendees are welcome to bring along their own laptop PC for use during exercises.

Suitable For

Network administrators who are responsible for integrating Microsoft networking with Unix and Linux platforms.


Attendees must have sound basic UNIX/Solaris/Linux experience including some systems administration and IP network configuration.

Knowledge of Windows server configuration would be an advantage, but not essential.

Publicly scheduled dates, locations, and prices

A schedule of dates for this subject is not currently available. Please call 0333 210 0140 or use our contact form to enquire about places and availability.



Configuring and Installing SAMBA from source

Configuring SAMBA

SAMBA configuration via your Web Browser

SAMBA server - the view from Windows

Configuration File Format & Syntax

Typical Server Roles for Samba

Disk shares and globals in detail

UNIX/Windows File systems issues

Domain User Authentication and winbind

NT4 PDC to Samba PDC Conversion

Print Services

WINS and Name Services


SAMBA Utilities

Performance Tuning