8.2 Adding a Web Folder

Using the Internet Explorer browser, you can add a Web folder that points to a share on the OES server by doing the following:

IMPORTANT:The directory you are linking to must already exist on the OES server and fall within the scope of a defined share. Also, the directory’s owner (eDirectory Samba user) must have the same login name and password as a user on the Windows workstation you are using.

Share names and the server directories they point to are defined by using the Samba Management plug-in for iManager or by editing the /etc/samba/smb.conf file on the OES 2 server. For more information and setting up shares, see Section 7.5, Typical Samba Configuration Scenarios.

  1. Log in to your Windows workstation.

  2. Open Internet Explorer.

  3. Click File > Open.

  4. Click Open as Web Folder.

  5. In the Open field, type the Samba server name and share name as follows:


    where DNS_Name_or_IP is the IP address or DNS name of the Samba server and share_name is a share name specified in the /etc/samba/smb.conf file (the most common share name is homes).

    For example, to access the homes share on a server with the host name myserver, you would type \\myserver.full.dns.name\homes in the Location field.

  6. Click OK.

  7. To make the folder automatically available, click Favorites > Add to Favorites > OK.