Restricting share access to certain computers


  • Hi,

    I'm actually using a linux server running samba to provide SMB shares. There is a very interesting feature which allows shares permissions to be set for some hosts, a feature we use in a teaching context (classrooms are turned to exam rooms sometimes, so the machine is more important than the people logged on it. Sometimes access to these shares is disabled, sometimes it is read-only, it depends on the needs).

    I would like to use a NAS instead of this homebrew solution, but I have still not been able to find a way to mimic this feature in the SMB world. The computer system account seems to be the only trustee available at computer level, which is useless for my needs.

    So, is there another way to implement that feature ?

    W7PRO computers, AD 2012R2


    Wednesday, December 13, 2017 9:34 AM

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  • Hi,

    This is a quick note to let you know that I am currently performing research on this issue and will get back to you as soon as possible. I appreciate your patience.

    If you have any updates during this process, please feel free to let me know.

    Best Regards


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    Thursday, December 14, 2017 10:39 AM
  • Hi,

    I still haven't found anything new about this.

    Tuesday, February 27, 2018 10:25 AM
  • Have you tried denying/granting access by using the computer account (e.g. <computername>$)?



    Tuesday, February 27, 2018 1:11 PM