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This chapter provides instructions on how to configure the SMB server to run as a standalone server (workgroup mode) or in an existing Windows environment (domain mode). This chapter also describes how to manage SMB shares to be accessed by SMB clients.
Currently, the SMB service runs only in the global zone.
This chapter covers the following topics:
For a high-level overview of the SMB server configuration process, see Configuring the SMB Server - Process Overview.
Note - Common Internet File System (CIFS) is an enhanced version of the SMB protocol, which allows SMB clients to access files and resources from the SMB server. The terms CIFS and SMB can be considered interchangeable.
Up-to-date troubleshooting information is available on the Oracle Solaris SMB Service wiki.
For information about installing the SMB server packages, see Getting Started With the Oracle Solaris SMB Service wiki on the Oracle Solaris SMB Service wiki.