I’m attempting to use a Windows Active Directory for user authentication in an OpenSUSE Linux environment. The configuration tools in OpenSUSE’s Yast take care of just about everything, or try to at least. But I found one instance where a default samba setting just doesn’t make the cut.
If you’re looking for a generic way to find the user’s “My Documents” folder in windows, os.environ variables won’t work because they’ change in Windows from one version to another. This method works on Windows XP and Windows 7 which is what I need:
There’s a folder you can create on your desktop that allows you to see every possible thing you can do to your system, all in a single window under one big tree.
This is the simplest way I know to get samba up and running. This isn’t the most secure, best, smartest, etc. It’s just for testing and getting up and running as quickly as possible.
This goes for just about all versions of windows. The file you are looking for is %systemroot%system32\drivers\etc\hosts.
The structure for graphics drivers changed completely from Windows XP To Vista. So forget your video card. You might have the latest and greatest money pit of a video card, but it still won’t run Battlefield 3.
There are multiple ways to do it. Some are platform dependent.The best way is probably through socket, but you can use platform and os too.