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Machine is missing an essential component (CIFS)

Machine is missing an essential component (CIFS)

You may receive this notification if any of the virtual machines in your environment are missing the drivers for accessing CIFS (Common Internet File System) network drives. 

This error should only appear on Linux operating systems as Windows has this functionality built in. 

 

To resolve the notification

You can fix this error by installing the CIFS client on your Linux server. 

To install it on a Debian or Ubuntu distribution, run: sudo apt-get install samba-client

1.       If the samba-client package cannot be found, try updating the repository: sudo apt-get update

2.       If the samba-client package still cannot be found, instead try running: sudo apt-get install smbclient

(To install it on an Ubuntu 12.04 distribution, run: sudo apt-get install smbfs or sudo apt-get install cifs-utils.  If an uploaded machine, you may need to check that 3rd party/open source software is permitted per this post.)

 

To install it on a Redhat or Centos distribution, run: yum install samba-client

1.       If the samba-client package cannot be found, try updating the repository: yum check-update

2.       If the samba-client package still cannot be found, instead try running: yum install smbclient

 

Best Practice

If you are unable to install CIFS, please contact Support

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    Bob Beliveau

    You don't necessarily need to install a package if you see this message.

    CIFS is only needed by CloudShare if you want to be able to use Cloud Folders.

    If you don't care about Cloud Folders, and have no need of your own for CIFS, then you can safely ignore the message if it does appear.

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