Course: Samba server on LinuxLX-SMB

The course is available on demand.

Remote training: online live with a trainer and a group. Available on demand, at time and place convenient to you, for groups of at least 3 participants.

exempt from VAT

Price: 490 EUR

refreshments included

computer station included

first minute (30+ days before) - 3%

Category: Linux administration

Configuring the Samba server. Principles and modes of operation. Shares, permissions and user accounts. Printing. Workstation configuration. Management and diagnostic tools.


1 day


  1. SMB overview. theory, protocols, ports
  2. Samba capabilities
  3. Profiles (no profiles, roaming profiles, mandatory profiles)
  4. Hardware considerations, planning, distribution choice, filesystem choice (ACLs)
  5. One server scenario
  6. Configuration: smb.conf
    • user accounts, machine accounts
    • domain administrator, workstation administrator, printing administrator
    • advanced user
    • file/directory permissions, ACLs, file locking (oplocks)
  7. Domain vs. workgroup
  8. Plugins, recycle bin on Samba
  9. Printing. CUPS printing server
    • basic configuration, managing printers
    • command line tools, text configuration files, browser-based configuration
    • automated driver installation on Samba
  10. Workstation initialization scripts (logon.bat)
  11. Clock synchronization
  12. Workstation configuration (default profile stored on the workstation)
  13. What Samba can’t do
  14. Management tools, diagnostics: smbstatus, tdbbackup, pdbedit

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Audience and prerequisites

Participants must have good knowledge of general system administration and at least basic network configuration skills.


Course participants receive completion certificates signed by ALX.

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