SME Server:Documentation:User Manual:Chapter3

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Chapter 3 - User File Storage on the SME Server

When you create a user account on your server, this not only creates an e-mail account but also a file directory for that user. This directory is set aside for files that the user would like to store on the server hard drive. It can only be accessed by the user. To access the directory, the user would navigate to the server via Windows file sharing or smb/cifs.


Note: you can use netlogon.bat with domain logins or permanently map drives with explorer.

For example, in Windows the user would open "Network Neighborhood". In the Network directory, you will see all machines accessible to you on your network. The SME server should be one of them. If it isn't viewable, you may not be logged onto your network under the correct name/password (see the section below on this) or your machine may not be in the same workgroup as the server.

Windows network neighborhood.png

When you click on the server, you will see all i-bays and directories available to you. You will also see the Primary directory (which houses the company web page information). In the example below, Kate Hedges is logged onto her local network as khedges (her account name) with her correct password. When she enters the server, she can see all the i-bays (mgabriel, samfarms, sharedfiles, menus and intranet), as well as her own user directory.

Tpv windows ibays.png

By clicking on her own user directory, "khedges", she can see all of the work and personal files she has chosen to store on the server, as shown in the image below.

Khedges ibay.png

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Users who are on a Windows network must be logged onto the network with the name and password associated with the server user account.

Access to Ibays or group permissions created during a currently logged on session are unavailable until the next logon.

Macintosh OS

To use file sharing from a Macintosh computer, you will need to be set up to use smb/cifs.

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AppleTalk support was removed from SME 8.


Linux clients can be distribution specific so it is hard to generalise.

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further HowTo can be found for setting up Linux Clients at Client_Authentication