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Configuring MiSeq Control Software v4 and MiSeq Reporter to write to Samba Shares on a Linux server

MiSeq Reporter runs as a localsystem account and, by default, does not pass credentials necessary for Samba share access. To enable MiSeq Reporter to write post-analysis results to a network attached server requires changes to both the Linux server and to the default configuration settings for MiSeq Reporter. These instructions can be provided to the local IT Administrators to assist in setting up both the server and MiSeq Reporter appropriately.
Create a Shared Folder on the Linux Server
On the Linux server, create a shared folder where MiSeq Reporter will write the analysis results.
Verify Accounts on the Linux Server
Make sure that the Linux server has an sbsuser account and a Samba share account. If the accounts do not exist, create them.
  1. 1.
    In a Linux terminal, enter the command grep sbsuser /etc/passwd to verify that the Linux server has an sbsuser account.
  2. 2.
    Make sure that the password for the sbsuser account on the Linux Server is the same password as the sbsuser on the MiSeq.
  3. 3.
    If there is no sbsuser account on the Linux server, create an account with the useradd terminal command.
  4. 4.
    Enter the command pdbedit -Lv | grep sbsuser to verify that the Linux server has a sbsuser Samba account.
  5. 5.
    If there is no sbsuser Samba account, create an account using the smbpasswd command in the Linux terminal.
Change MiSeq Reporter Service to Run as sbsuser
  1. 1.
    From the Windows Start menu on the MiSeq, enter Run in the Search field and press the Enter key.
  2. 2.
    In the Run dialog box, enter services.msc and press Enter to open the Services application.
  3. 3.
    In the Services application, locate the MiSeq Reporter service, then right-click the service and select Properties.
  4. 4.
    Select the 'Log On' tab.
  5. 5.
    Select the 'This account' field and input .\sbsuser.
  6. 6.
    Enter the password for the MiSeq sbsuser account in the 'Password' field.
    1. 1.
      Make sure that the password is the same as the sbsuser password on the Linux server and the MiSeq instrument.
  7. 7.
    Select OK.
  8. 8.
    In the Services application, right-click on MiSeq Reporter and select Restart.
Note: If the MiSeq Reporter software is updated or reinstalled, repeat the above steps to change the MiSeq Reporter service credentials. These steps also work to set up a Linux server as the output location for a MiSeq running MiSeq Control Software v4 (MCSv4) on Windows 10.
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