I have some (virtual) Windows machines running in a network of Linux
hosts. I keep some Windows applications (most notably, WSUS
Offline Update) on an external hard drive that is connected to a Linux
host via USB and shared with the Windows machines via Samba. Despite
relaxing the Windows security settings more and more, Windows refused to
run the applications on the shared drive until I made a change to the
Samba configuration on the Linux host.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.xltoolbox.net/blog/2017/06/running-windows-applications-on-a-samba-share.html