How to configure CIFS on FreeNAS 8

How to configure CIFS on FreeNAS 8In our earlier article we showed you how to configure the popular Network Area Storage Appliance called FreeNAS. The latest version of FreeNAS, version 8 is significantly different than its predecessors. In this article we will show you how you can configure CIFS so you can connect to a CIFS share from any machine using a username and password. CIFS is Common Internet File System which is also known as SMB or Server Messaging block. In our example our FreeNAS appliance is not configured with ZFS or Zero File System rather Universal File System. If you need any help on how to pre configure the appliance so that you can refer to our previous article on How to configure FreeNAS 8.

Step 1: Logon to FreeNAS web interface

Log on to FreeNAS web interface

Step 2: Click on Storage and then Active Volumes

Click on Storage and then Active Volumes

Step 3: Click on Add Volume icon, provide name and disk details choose a file system, in our case we chose UFS (Universal File System) notice that all data will be destroyed on this volume as you create it

Click on Add Volume Icon and provide and disk details

Step 4: Check to see the FreeNAS web interface that it gives you confirmation of a volume being successfully added

Check FreeNAS web interface for confirmation that the volume has been successfully added

Step 5: Click on services icon then click on the CIFS icon to configure it

Click on services icon then the CIFS icon to configure CIFS on FreeNAS 8

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Hello i d'ont have root on gest account en step 15. Can i help me please? Thanks

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Hi. I dont have root on step 15. Could anyone help me? Thanks

Hi, I'm stuck on Step 18, I

Hi, I'm stuck on Step 18, I don't know how to get to the console. Could anyone help me? Thanks

You have to create a directory structure

You have to create a directory structure by creating three directories using the three mkdir commands shown in the picture. Let us know if you are still having problems. Good Luck !

I keep getting Permission

I keep getting Permission denied when trying to mkdir.