How to setup Samba in a VMware Workstation Ubuntu guest?

Step 1

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install samba

Step 2

Add to the [global] section of the /etc/samba/smb.conf file:

force group = dfediuk
force user = dfediuk

Step 3

Add to the bottom of the /etc/samba/smb.conf file:

browseable = yes
create mask = 777
guest ok = yes
path = /home/dfediuk/discourse
read only = no

Step 4

sudo service smbd restart && sudo service nmbd restart

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