Samba File Sharing Setup and Support

for Business in the Madison, Belleville, Cross Plains, Fitchburg, and Waunakee Area

Need Samba File Sharing Setup and Support now?

Have an immediate need? Have a question? Give us a call anytime at (608) 729-4353 or (800) 737-0661 and we will be happy to discuss how we can help. NextPhase works both on-site and remotely with businesses in Madison, Belleville, Cross Plains, Fitchburg, and Waunakee, in Wisconsin and Illinois, and across the Midwest.

What is Samba?

Samba is an open source software program which allows Linux workstations and servers to share files with Windows workstations and servers.

Linux servers can be used as file servers for Windows workstations. In the most simple configuration, a Linux server can share files with a Windows Workstation in a "guest" configuration. In more advanced configurations, users and groups can be created to provide fine grained access control to files and folders.

Linux servers can also be configured to emulate a Windows domain controller, allowing a group of Windows computers to authenticate using credentials stored on a Linux server.

Linux workstations can read, write, and modify files which are shared on Windows workstations and servers. Linux workstations can also authenticate against Windows domain servers, allowing the same usernames and passwords used for Windows devices to be used to log into a Linux machine.

How is Samba used by Madison, WI businesses?

Madison, WI area businesses use Samba for these and many other tasks:

Small Network File Server
Samba can be used as a cost effective small network file server for a small network. Domain authentication can be configured to allow usernames and passwords to be managed in one place.

Network Attached Storage
A Linux server running Samba can be used as a simple network attached storage device.

Data Backup
Samba can be used to allow a Linux server to appear as a Windows workstation, allowing existing backup systems to be used to backup important information on a Windows server.

Data Management
Samba can be used to provide access to web content stored on Linux, simplifying the methods used by web developers and content creators to access content stored on an internal web server.

Distributed File Server
Samba can be paired with other Linux tools, such as rsync, to configure remote office file servers and high availability file servers for small and large networks.

How does NextPhase support Madison, WI businesses using Samba?

NextPhase helps Madison, WI area businesses with the following tasks:

For businesses considering Samba

  • Determining if Samba is the right solution based on data storage, authentication, and security needs
  • Recommending hardware required to support the Samba software setup
  • Installing Linux, Samba, and configuring the system
  • For businesses using Samba

  • Verifying security of the Samba system
  • Verifying that data stored on the Samba server is backed up regularly
  • Creating and removing users and groups
  • Setting file permissions based on security needs
  • Improving overall performance and reliability of the Samba server
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