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Re: [Samba] Setting up a Share Using Windows ACLs




On Tue, 25 Apr 2017 21:32:37 +1000
Henry via samba <samba@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> > I'll try running RSAT on a different Windows client and see if there
> > is any difference.
> > 
> >> 
> >> What I do think is, it isn't a good idea to create Samba shares
> >> with spaces in the name, use an underscore instead.
> >> 
> >> Rowland
> 
> OK, here are my findings and I hope this helps someone (possibly me
> in 12 months time).
> 
> I spun up 2012r2 in a VM and had exactly the same problems. What I
> found was:
> 
> if RSAT is unable to access the folder then the "Security" tab does
> not appear. i.e. if the folder does not exist in Linux. Further to
> this is if RSAT is unable to read/access the folder the "Security"
> tab does not exist.
> 
> When using spaces in the folder name I used "\" to escape the spaces
> so in smb.conf I had:
> [Test me]
>         path = /srv/samba/data/Test\ Me/
>         read only = no
> 
> This resulted in RSAT displaying the folder path as:
> "C:\srv\samba\data\Test\ Me\"
> 
> Accordingly the spaces were not being escaped properly, the folder
> could not be found and the "Security" tab was not available. This was
> resolved by changing smb.conf to:
> [Test me]
>         path = "/srv/samba/data/Test Me/"
>         read only = no
> 
> This resulted in RSAT displaying the folder path as:
> "C:\srv\samba\data\Test Me\"
> 
> Accordingly the spaces were escaped properly, the folder could be
> found and the "Security" tab was available.
> 

I think this needs to be on the wiki, how about if I add it to the
FAQ ? or is there a better place for it ?

Rowland

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