Scan to SMB on Ubuntu 10, 11

Samba is the standard Windows interoperability suite of programs for Linux and Unix. It is an important component to seamlessly integrate Linux/Unix Servers and Desktops into Active Directory environments using the winbind daemon.


First, check if Samba is installed on Ubuntu.
Go to System > Administration and look for Samba. If Samba is not on the list, then install it.

Installing Samba:
Go to Applications > Accessories > Terminal


sudo apt-get install samba samba-common

Installing Samba Configuration tool:


sudo apt-get install system-config-samba

Configuring Samba using GUI:

Before we configure Samba, let us create first a folder to be shared.

Go to System > Application > Samba

Click Add Share

Click Browse button under Create Samba Share window

Browse for the folder you want to share, here it’s scan2smb folder in the Desktop

Back in the Create Samba Share window, check on Writable and Visible then OK

Please allow access to at least one user window will pop out, click OK

In Create Samba Share Access tab, select Allow access to everyone then OK


Right-click the folder to be shared and select Sharing Options

In the Folder Sharing window, check all the boxes

Click Create Share

A warning window will appear, click Add the permissions automatically

Kyocera Command Center set up:

Host name: Host name of Ubuntu PC or its IP address, ryel-ubuntu or

Path: Shared Folder, scan2smb

Login User Name: Login name on Ubuntu, ariel

Login Password: Ubuntu password, password

or see the image below

In Terminal, type in


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