How to Install Samba4 on CentOS 7 for File Sharing on Windows

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Aaron Kili

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35 Responses

  1. Adrian says:

    I can access the Anonymous folder and write files there, but I am unable to get the access to the secure folder. It asks me for the login and password, but when I put the same credentials, which I had to use during the connection with the samba first time, when I put my own IP like you advised in the tutorial I am unable to get there.

    I added user to the smbgrp. Is this a problem with Windows 10?

  2. Adrian says:

    usermod tecmint -aG smbgrp should be usermod -aG smbgrp tecmint.

  3. Rahul says:

    Apart from Bob’s solution to add ‘map to guest = bad user‘ (I had to add it to [global] actually) I also had to follow steps to enable ‘guest logins‘ in the Local Group Policy Editor in Windows 10 to be able to successfully access the ‘Anonymous‘ share.

    This link provides details on how to enable it for Windows 10 and Windows 7

  4. Ardian says:


    My nessus scanner said, my samba has “LDAP NULL BASE Search Access”. How to solved this findings?


  5. Paul says:

    Aaron, maybe this is a clue. I noticed the testparm produces different text than the smb.conf file.

    Here it is:

    	comment = Anonymous File Server Share
    	path = /srv/samba/anonymous
    	browsable = yes
    	writable = yes
    	guest ok = yes
    	read only = no
    	force user = nobody
    	account = nobody
    	comment = Anonymous File Server Share
    	force user = nobody
    	guest ok = Yes
    	path = /srv/samba/anonymous
    	read only = No
  6. Paul says:

    Thank you for the article. My problem is: a dialog pops up “Windows Security”, “Enter your password to connect to: CENTOS” I have found the cryptic network password under Control Panel\Network and Internet\HomeGroup\View and print your home group password.

  7. Man says:

    sorry admin

    I still cannot figure out the sharing without password even I had follow your step. it still asking me username and password.

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