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Using Samba, Second Edition by David Collier-Brown, Robert Eckstein, Jay Ts

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Setting Up Windows 2000 Computers

Although Windows 2000 is based on NT technology and is similar to Windows NT in many respects, configuring it for use with Samba is quite different.

You should perform the following steps as the Administrator or another user in the Administrators group.

Networking Components

Go to the Control Panel and double-click the Network and Dial-up Connections icon. You should see at least one Local Area Connection icon. If there is more than one, identify the one that corresponds to the network adapter that is connected to your Samba network. Right-click the Local Area Connection icon, and click the Properties button. (Or double-click the Local Area Connection icon, and then click the Properties button in the dialog box that comes up.) You should now be looking at the Local Area Connection Properties dialog box, as shown in Figure 3-36.

Windows 2000 Local Area Connection Properties dialog

Figure 3-36. Windows 2000 Local Area Connection Properties dialog

First of all, you might want to click the Configure button under the field for the network adapter, to make sure you see the message “This device is working properly” in the Device status window. If there is a problem, make sure to correct it before continuing. You should also see the message “Use this device (enable)” in the Device usage field of the dialog box. Make sure to set it this way if it is not already. Click OK or Cancel to get back to the Local Area ...

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