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Hey guys.

So I've install FreeNAS on one of my spare machine.

The machine is configured with a netbios name and a domain.

When I try to access the server using one of my Windows machine using the

Start -> Run and

\\192.168.2.17

No drives or directories appears..

My drives are formated with FAT32 and I've enabled CIFS/SMB.

Any instructions, guidelines would be very much appreciated.

/gEEEk

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Why use FAT32? Use EXT3 or UFS.

I'll ask pretty much the same question to you.

Why use EXT3 or UFS?

Isn't it easier using FAT32 when working with Windows clients.

/gEEEk

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The format a disk in a NAS uses is irrelevant to the client machine, because the OS on the NAS reads this data from the disk and makes this available to client machines by different services like NFS, Samba or FTP. This negates the need for the client (in your case Windows) to read a disk directly thus requiring it to be formatted with a file system it natively understands. Fat32 was a crappy file system back in its prime and there is no good reason for using it in a NAS today, especially when Windows can support EXT3 and UFS with 3rd party drivers.

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Hey guys.

So I've install FreeNAS on one of my spare machine.

The machine is configured with a netbios name and a domain.

When I try to access the server using one of my Windows machine using the

Start -> Run and

\\192.168.2.17

No drives or directories appears..

My drives are formated with FAT32 and I've enabled CIFS/SMB.

Any instructions, guidelines would be very much appreciated.

/gEEEk

the freenas site has a manual you can look at for answers. there could be many issues with your setup the first being most likely that you didn't set it all up properly. Just go through the setup step by step and look for whatever you missed.

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the freenas site has a manual you can look at for answers. there could be many issues with your setup the first being most likely that you didn't set it all up properly. Just go through the setup step by step and look for whatever you missed.

Thanks man.

I discovered that I missed to set a mount point.. <_<

/gEEEk

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Damn, problem still not solved.

I checked in the shell terminal on the FreeNAS to check if the drive was mounted.

And it was.

So whata heck is wrong, the FreeNAS server reads the harddrive and CIFS/SMB is enabled

but still no drive turns up when I try do the:

\\freenas or \\192.168.2.17

Argh..

Disc is formated with UFS now.

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