1. Edit file on /etc/samba/smb.conf :
workgroup = EXAMPLE security = user 2. Create a new section at the bottom of the file, or uncomment one of the examples, for the directory to be shared: [share] comment = Ubuntu File Server Share path = /srv/samba/share browsable = yes guest ok = yes read only = no create mask = 0755 3. Now that Samba is configured, the directory needs to be created and the permissions changed. From a terminal enter: sudo mkdir -p /srv/samba/share sudo chown nobody.nogroup /srv/samba/share/ 4. Finally, restart the samba services to enable the new configuration: sudo restart smbd sudo restart nmbd 5. Done !!!