FreeNAS - Create A CIFS Share

Previously, we created a dataset that is owned by the user we set up. Now we are going to create a share on that dataset so that the user can access it from their Windows computer. Click Sharing, then select Windows (CIFS), before clicking Add Windows (CIFS) Share. A popup…

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FreeNAS - Create A Dataset

Previously, we created a user for authentication. Now we are going to create a dataset for that user that they will later be able to access through a CIFS share. Click the volume we just created and then click the add dataset button indicated below. Give the dataset a name.…

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FreeNAS - Create A Windows User

We are going to assume you are a traditional home user, rather than an enterprise, and thus do not have any kind of directory service in place that manages your windows users. In this scenario, we need to create user accounts on our FreeNAS server which will be linked to…

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FreeNAS - Set Static IP

Now that we have installed FreeNAS, we probably want to configure the box to use a static IP. Once FreeNAS has booted up and you see the main menu (below), type 1 then return to start configuring the network interface(s). We only have one in this tutorial. You will…

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Installing FreeNAS

This is the first in a series of tutorials that I will be creating as I practice setting up a machine for an office's shared storage. Initial deployment will consist of a two machines with one being used for Windows shares and the secondary being used for remote backups. Most…

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