Mounting a Samba Share From Linux Client to Linux Samba Server

In order to be able to access a Samba share on a remote client as a mounted file system execute the following command, as root on the client:

mount -t cifs -o user=<user-on-samba-share,uid=<uid-on-local-macheine,gid=<gid-on-local-machine,rw,workgroup=<your-workgroup//ip/share /mnt/mount-point-dir

You will be prompted for the password for the user defined on the Samba server.

If you are able to authenticate, and then get the following error:

ls: reading directory .: Permission denied

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How to Configure a User Account in Active Directory So that the Password Never Expires

Using ADSI Edit, navigate to the user in question.  Right-click on the user and select Properties.

Then, scroll down to the ‘userAccountControl’ property and click the Edit button.

Enter 66048 into the field and then click ‘OK’ and then ‘Apply’.

After closing the edit window, scroll to the right to confirm that the value indicates the following

'0x10200 = (NORMAL_ACCOUNT|DONT_EXPIRE_PASSWORD)'
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How to Configure a Linux Client for Active Directory Authentication

I am currently working on setting up multiple environments for a new project (DEV, QA, and PROD) and will be integrating all of the servers to an Active Directory Domain Controller for user management.

Following are notes from when I configured a Fedora Core 18 laptop to integrate with an AD server.  It is likely things have changed some from then and I will update this as required for a current version of RHEL7/CentOS 7.

Install the following packages

yum 
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Creating a Samba Share and Configuring an Access Control List for a Shared Directory Under Linux

Often administrators would like to configure a Samba share that enables users to have the same access to any files within the share.  Without some additional configuration, directories and files created by one user will not have the r/w permissions for other users that have access to that same share.

The end goal is to have a Samba share in which any new files are created with r/w permissions for a specific group to which all of the members of → Continue reading “Creating a Samba Share and Configuring an Access Control List for a Shared Directory Under Linux”

Running Multiple Instances of Notepad++ Under Windows 7

If you want to run multiple versions of Notepad++ under Windows 7 create a .bat file with the following:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\notepad++.exe" -multiInst %1

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Pin a “Show Desktop” Link to the Task Bar in Windows 7

To create a short cut and pin it to the task bar in Windows 7 do the following:

  1. Right-click on the Desktop and select New -> Shortcut.
  2. Enter the following in the field labeled “Type the location of the item:”  %windir%\explorer.exe shell:::{3080F90D-D7AD-11D9-BD98-0000947B0257}
  3. Click “Next” and name the shortcut and then click “Finish”.
  4. Update the icon so that you will recognize it when you pin it to the task bar.  To do so, right-click on the shortcut and select “Change Icon”
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