Windows Network WORKGROUP [SOLVED]

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Windows Network WORKGROUP [SOLVED]

Postby user2635 » 2017-08-05 15:46

Hi guys, I've just installed the latest version of Debian and I'm a complete newbie (after discovering recommended OSes here: https://privacytoolsio.github.io/privacytools.io/#os).

I'm trying to access the windows network, I can see WORKGROUP on other locations but when I click it, I get '“Failed to retrieve share list from server”.

Can anyone help?
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Re: Windows Network WORKGROUP

Postby acewiza » 2017-08-05 16:46

Perhaps a quick review of the Samba Client setup wiki will reveal the solution:

https://wiki.debian.org/SAMBAClientSetup
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Re: Windows Network WORKGROUP

Postby user2635 » 2017-08-05 20:54

Thanks acewiza, I've had a read but it is really technical... can anyone help me get through this?
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Re: Windows Network WORKGROUP

Postby acewiza » 2017-08-06 13:44

Are cifs-utils and smbclient installed? Like it says at the outset - should work right out of the box. These type issues are typically solved with just getting the right packages installed.
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Re: Windows Network WORKGROUP

Postby user2635 » 2017-08-07 19:46

acewiza, it seems to have fixed itself somehow!

I just restarted and there it was, you were right!

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