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How Do I map a network drive from a windows XP workstation to a Unix Server?

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  How Do I map a network drive from a windows XP workstation to a Unix Server? What is the best solution? Thanks
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1. Right-click on My Computer and select Map Network Drive.
2. Next to Drive, Choose the drive letter you want to use on your computer. I use U: for main Unix drive and J, K, L, and M for additional drives thereafter.
3. Next to the Server, type \\server\username

where server is the server name (such as mainserv)
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username is your user name on that server.
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so it is same as mapping drives to windows server? Don't I have to configure Unix server to run Samba?
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Yes - you must install samba and configure the share point on the unix machine before the windows network will see anything from a unix machine.  Be sure the smbd and nmbd processes are running on the unix box.  Then users have to be set up through samba as well as have a unix user account - unless you have some ldap config setup with the Windows Active Directory.  hth...
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Thanks Bpeterse for the information.
    Where Can I find instructions on how to make this happen?
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You can find it all at http://de.samba.org/samba/.
And if you're more comfortable using a gui, pay attention to the part about configuring SWAT (samba web admin tool) which allows you to configure shares and such using your browser.
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