Samba Server Installation and Configuration in CentOS 6.3 / RHEL 6.3

Samba is used to allow users to share and use files, folders and printers between Linux and Windows systems. In this how-to tutorial let us see how to install and configure samba server.


In this tutorial, i use two systems as described below

Samba server:

Operating system : CentOS 6.3
Hostname :
IP Address :

Samba client:

Operating system : Windows 7 Professional
Hostname         : client
IP Address       :

Install Samba package

Check and remove any previously installed samba package.

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