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Clarify SMB share connection on Windows

Added by Zackary Welch over 2 years ago. Updated over 2 years ago.

Status:
Closed
Priority:
No priority
Assignee:
Warren Block
Category:
Documentation
Target version:
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Severity:
Low
Reason for Closing:
Reason for Blocked:
Needs QA:
Yes
Needs Doc:
Yes
Needs Merging:
Yes
Needs Automation:
No
Support Suite Ticket:
n/a
Hardware Configuration:
ChangeLog Required:
No

Description

The FreeNAS user guide mentions connected to an authenticated SMB share as follows:

For example, to test an authenticated share from a Windows system, open Explorer and click on Network. For this configuration example, a system named FREENAS appears with a share named smb_user1. After clicking smb_user1, a Windows Security pop-up screen prompts for that user’s username and password. Enter the values that were configured for that share, in this case user user1. After authentication, the user can copy data to and from the SMB share.

This assumes network discovery is enabled. I'm unsure if this works atm. At the very least, there should be an addition, if the paragraph is not changed, that mentions putting the ip or hostname into Explorer as '\\IP' to connect to the share. This does not seem to be mentioned as a possibility in the guide.

History

#1 Updated by Dru Lavigne over 2 years ago

  • Assignee changed from Release Council to Warren Block
  • Target version changed from Backlog to 11.2-U4

#2 Updated by Warren Block over 2 years ago

  • Assignee changed from Warren Block to Zackary Welch

#3 Updated by Dru Lavigne over 2 years ago

  • Assignee changed from Zackary Welch to Warren Block

#4 Updated by Jaron Parsons over 2 years ago

  • Status changed from Unscreened to Closed

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