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29.3. Configuring SMB

To share files using SMB, you follow a procedure similar to that for AFP. In addition to turning on and configuring the service itself, you must set up access to particular shared folders and volumes, as explained later in this chapter.

To activate SMB and adjust its settings, follow these steps:

  1. Open Server Admin, which is located in /Applications/Server.

  2. In the sidebar on the left, select your server.

  3. If no services are listed under the server name, click the disclosure triangle next to the server name to reveal them.

  4. If the service names are dimmed, choose Server Connect, type your username and password if they're not already filled in, and then click Connect. The list of services refreshes, and those currently running appear with a green dot next to them.

  5. In the sidebar under your server name, select SMB. If SMB doesn't appear in the list, you must first add it by selecting your server name, clicking Settings, clicking Services, clicking the check box next to SMB, and then clicking Save.

  6. If SMB isn't already running (that is, the dot next to SMB in the list isn't green), click the Start SMB button at the bottom of the window.

  7. Click the Settings button on the toolbar.

  8. Click the Access tab, shown in Figure 29.3.

    Figure 29.3. Set authentication method and guest access for the SMB service in this pane.
  9. Click the check box next to one or more authentication methods ...

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