After upgrading my Samba servers (One is Ubuntu Linux, and the other one on Fedora Linux), I found that I can no longer access the symbolic links / soft links from Windows. It keeps returning “permission error”, “You don’t have permission to access this folder” etc. I am pretty sure that it has nothing to do with my user permission settings because it was working just fine before the upgrade. After trying several solutions, here is what I come up:
Edit your samba configuration file:
sudo nano /etc/samba/smb.conf
Add the following into the global section, i.e.,
[global] ... follow symlinks = yes wide links = yes unix extensions = no ...
Save your file and restart Samba:
sudo /etc/init.d/samba restart
It should work now.