I admin a grid environment in Linux. Users need to be able to access Excel and Access files on Windows CIFS shares. I installed PC FIles Server on a Windows server and set to run as a service (with no authentication). However, I noticed that when I use the PC Files server (making a connection or whatever) it's running as the service account that I used to installed it, not as the user making the connection. Hence the permissions for the PC Files session is not that of the user but that of the service account on the server. So I basically the user won't be able to access files on CIFS shares that are locked down by AD groups becuase the service account doesn't have that access.
I tried setting up with authentication, but I'm a bit confused on how this portion works. I added my own account to the server as a basic user of the computer, but when I try to make a connection (this time adding SERVERUSER= and SERVERPASS= to the connection) it declines my connection every time.
I'm fuzzy on how this piece works, and I'm not a Windows person at all, so I need a little guidance. Can I set it run as a service and still have the connections/sessions start up under user IDs so they can access files they have permissions for?
Please let me know what other info you might need. Thanks!