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CIFS Server Subsystem for Community 4.2 on Windows 7

Question asked by staticfactory on Jan 23, 2013
Latest reply on Jan 24, 2013 by mrogers
I have read through a few articles on this, and for the life of me I can't get the results I am after.

Purpose:
I have Community 4.2 (default install) installed on a 64bit Windows 7 machine. I wish to allow a media center to access multimedia content stored in the Alfresco repository via CIFS/SMB, as well as allow regular windows CIFS/SMB connections for OS/Application management. As far as I can tell, I should be able to connect to one using SMB and the other using NETBIOS.

I have created an alias address (10.20.30.11) on the network adapter for Alfresco to bind.

In the C:\Alfresco\tomcat\webapps\alfresco\WEB-INF\classes\alfresco\subsystems\fileServers\default\file-servers.properties file, I have:


cifs.enabled=true
cifs.serverName=${localname}A
cifs.domain=
cifs.broadcast=255.255.255.255
cifs.bindto=10.20.30.11
cifs.ipv6.enabled=false
cifs.hostannounce=true
cifs.disableNIO=false
cifs.disableNativeCode=true
cifs.sessionTimeout=900
cifs.maximumVirtualCircuitsPerSession=16

cifs.tcpipSMB.port=445
cifs.netBIOSSMB.sessionPort=139
cifs.netBIOSSMB.namePort=137
cifs.netBIOSSMB.datagramPort=138


I have added "windows" to the cifsServerConfig child beans tcpipSMB and netBIOSSMB under "platforms".

In the File Server Subsystem 4.0 wiki document, it outlines deactivating windows CIFS (445) in Windows 2008 server to allow the Alfresco Java socket code to bind, however I cannot find the "Message-oriented TCP/IP and TCP/IPv6 Protocol (SMB Session)" device under "Non-Plug and Play Drivers" (after showing hidden devices) to complete this step.

To this point, I am able to see the Server name {localhost}A as 10.20.30.11, but when I connect to it via CIFS/SMB, I see the windows share and not the Alfresco share.

Any help would be appreciated.

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