Samba shares not showing to windows 10

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pfd27
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Samba shares not showing to windows 10

Post by pfd27 » Tue Mar 01, 2016 9:58 pm

Hi Guys

I have samba setup on 17.3 mate to serve my music. I can see the shared folders from linux computers and various
android devices, but windows 10 will not even show the shares or even the server itself .
A Windows 8.1 machine will see the server, but it is flaky at best.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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[global]
server string = Pfd27 Server
workgroup = WORKGROUP	
netbios name = pfd27
security = user
encrypt passwords = yes
guest account = nobody
name resolve order = bcast host
include = /etc/samba/smbshared.conf 

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 [Music]
	comment = Pfd27 Server Music
	path = /media/Storage/media/Music
 	public = yes
	guest ok = yes
	guest only = yes	
	guest account = nobody
	browsable = yes
	valid users = rob

[Videos]
	comment = Pfd27 Server Videos
	path = /media/Storage/media/Videos
	public = yes	
	guest ok = yes
	guest only = yes	
	guest account = nobody		
	browsable = yes	
	valid users = rob

[Backups]
	comment = Pfd27 Server Backup
	path = /media/Storage/backups	
	browsable = yes	
	guest ok = yes
	read only = no
	available = yes
	public = yes	
	valid users = rob

[Temp Files]
	comment = Pfd27 Server Temp Files
	path = /media/Storage/backups/temp
	browsable = yes
	guest = ok
	read only = no
	available = yes
	public = yes
	writeable = yes
	valid users = rob

[Downloads]
	comment = Pfd27 Server Downloads
	path = /home/rob/Downloads
	browsable = yes
	guest ok = yes
	read only = no
	available = yes
	public = yes
	writeable = yes
	valid users = rob

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Re: Samba shares not showing to windows 10

Post by altair4 » Wed Mar 02, 2016 7:42 am

There is a bug in WIn10 that breaks the ability of Win10 to "discover" other hosts on the network. It will be fixed whenever Windows Update allows you to install one of these two updates:

Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1511 (KB3140743)
Update for Windows 10 Version 1511 (KB3139907)

But this is a discovery bug in Explorer only. It doesn't affect Win10's ability to actually access the Linux box you just have to ask for it by name. So in explorer just enter its name:

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\\linux-host-name
Note: Windows 10 has finally joined the other operating systems and can also connect using mDNS:

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\\linux-host-name.local
Either will work although as is the case with other OS's the mDNS way is faster and more predictable.
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