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  • W7 and Linux Server

    am trying to get a client to get a new server using Linux, but since new workstations may have to be W7, wonder if anyone has used a Linux Server with a W7 wk station (using Samba)?
    Last edited by martinwcole; 04-03-2010, 08:13 PM.
    Cole Custom Programming - Terrell, Texas
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    Re: W7 and Linux Server

    I run a ubuntu server and windows workstations talk to it just fine. It is only a matter of mapping the server drive to the WS
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      Re: W7 and Linux Server

      We would have a mix of XP and W7 workstations. Which is what worries me! I guess Balmer and Co have probably made changes to 7 to make it more difficult to use Linux servers.

      Have sent an email to Samba tech support - will see what they say.
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      • #4
        Re: W7 and Linux Server

        when mapping teh drive try its IP address eg:

        \\10.0.0.1\foldername
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        • #5
          Re: W7 and Linux Server

          thanks
          will try that (if I can get them to get the new server)
          Cole Custom Programming - Terrell, Texas
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          • #6
            Re: W7 and Linux Server

            I wouldn't have it any other way. The sell to me is - My ubuntu server is my file server, my web server, my mail server, has mysql dbs to use ect etc. I have no performace issues and stability has justified the need for no system administrator on site. I get a guy in just to chaeck it out for 1hr a month. He even feels bad charging for the hr. Workout what it costs to do the same on a windows server and you are broke before you start
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            • #7
              Re: W7 and Linux Server

              I only have one client with a non windows server, that is Linux. They use Samba as the go between. It has run flawlessly for over 4 years. And it is appreciably faster than a windows server - but I am not familiar with ubuntu.
              Cole Custom Programming - Terrell, Texas
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              • #8
                Re: W7 and Linux Server

                really all the same - just a GUI for linux.
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                • #9
                  Re: W7 and Linux Server

                  thanks - now all I have to do is get them to spring for the new server
                  Cole Custom Programming - Terrell, Texas
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                  • #10
                    Re: W7 and Linux Server

                    Not sure what you are looking for in a server but there are some nice Power Edge 2650 2U servers that are dirt cheap!
                    Creating Healthcare Work-Flow Solutions Since 2005

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                    • #11
                      Re: W7 and Linux Server

                      We run opensuse linux 11.1 and samba in a mixed network with XP - home and professional and Vista as well as Windows 7 Home and Unlimited. The configuration is complex. Now we logon at domain and use stricly the DNS server.
                      Once per week I am working here in the office. When I connect to the local net, my laptop find the server and the databases directories within one secend.
                      Just one issue with "image file reference". When we change the image, the image in the form will not refresh. We know, it is a configuration problem between opensuse and samba - but we can't fix it.

                      Cornelius

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                      • #12
                        Re: W7 and Linux Server

                        Well, that doesn't bode well. With my one client with Linux and Samba, we have different mapped servers/drives for images and the program. It has worked flawlessly for over 4 years. But I knew once I got my W7 machine, and went through the difficulties of adding it to an existing network with all XP machines, there would be trouble.

                        Are you saying that you can't find and set an image reference field? Or just that it won't display? Is the server holding the images a mapped drive?
                        Cole Custom Programming - Terrell, Texas
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                          Re: W7 and Linux Server

                          Are you saying that you can't find and set an image reference field?
                          No
                          Or just that it won't display?
                          It displays the image correct, when we enter a new record.
                          To change the image reference is the problem. The prior image stays, until you close and start again the application. Then the right image is there.

                          Is the server holding the images a mapped drive?
                          Yes. Our server manager explained to me, it is a linux-samba problem. Opensuse linux do not refresh the file pointer on samabs request. Openssuse 9 or 8 worked well - I have forget the version number. But we test out.
                          It depends not to the workstation operating system.

                          Cornelius

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                          • #14
                            Re: W7 and Linux Server

                            There might be way, via xbasic, to get the image to refresh.

                            If you go to a different parent, and then come back to the original, does the correct image show, or do you always have to exit the app, and then reopen to get it to show?
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                              Re: W7 and Linux Server

                              There might be way, via xbasic, to get the image to refresh.
                              Yes, I founded the xbasic command, but without any success. It worked perfect on windows 2003 server, but not here.

                              If you go to a different parent, and then come back to the original, does the correct image show, or do you always have to exit the app, and then reopen to get it to show?
                              No - Yes ;-)
                              No - to change the parent has no effect.
                              Yes - you have to close the application.

                              Some times, the first change of the image reference will work correct, but that's it

                              Cornelius

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