Articles tagged 'Windows'

Running Windows applications on a Samba share

1 Jun 2017 | Linux, Samba, Tips & Tricks, Windows

I have some (virtual) Windows machines running in a network of Linux hosts. I keep some Windows applications (most notably, WSUS Offline Update) on an external hard drive that is connected to a Linux host via USB and shared with the Windows machines via Samba. Despite relaxing the Windows security settings more and more, Windows refused to run the applications on the shared drive until I made a change to the Samba configuration on the Linux host.

Fixing 'Server execution failed' problems on Windows

15 Apr 2015 | Explorer, Fix, Windows

After reorganizing folders on my network shares, my Windows machine (VirtualBox) would refuse to start the Explorer or ‘My Computer’. The solution is to fix ‘User Shell Folders’ settings in the registry editor.