Since version 3.2.0, Samba offers a registry based configuration system to complement the original text-only configuration via smb.conf. The new "net conf" command offers a dedicated interface for reading and modifying the registry based configuration.
Registry configuration can be activated in three levels:
- registry shares: share definitions can be loaded from registry in addition to the shares defined in smb.conf. These shares are loaded not at samba startup time but on demand when accessed. Registry shares are activated by setting "registry shares = yes" in the global section of smb.conf.
- registry only config:
- mixed text and registry config: