I have samba working (somewhat) on my CentOS box. i can see the share from my windows machine but i can't create a file or directory. I have tried to make this very simple but i guess i am missing something. here is my smb.conf file. [global] workgroup = wrkgrp netbios name = Linux Box load printers = No path = /var/lib/vmware/Virtual Machines/ available = No encrypt passwords = yes [share] comment = Public Stuff read only = no writeable = yes admin users = smbuser path = /var/lib/vmware/Virtual Machines/ force user = root valid users = smbuser public = yes available = yes Someone enlighted me... thanks in advance.