Strange problem with icons!

Alex Ardalich alex at
Tue Jul 28 23:40:25 GMT 1998

On Wed, Jul 29, 1998 at 12:02:04AM +1000, Celso Kopp Webber wrote:
>     If this user logs on MACHINE-2, all
> his preferences (including the newly created
> shortcut) are loaded, but when he tries to
> access the previously created shortcut
> by double-clicking on it, he is prompted
> for a username/password pair for the
> share \\MACHINE-1\ADMIN$.
>     The only way to go on is to type
> "admin" as username and a blank
> password.
>     I've noticed also that the system
> directory, \WINNT, is exported
> by default under NT as ADMIN$
> (a hidden share).
>     I couldn't notice anything
> suspicious in the logs, also.
>     Being frustrated by this, I've quickly
> setup an NT server machine (blarghhh!!!),
> and this problem simply doesn't happen.
>     Has anyone had this problem? My
> smb.conf file is available under
> ,
> so that I could make this looonggg message
> a little shorter ;-)

This seems to be normal behaviour, I have this problem
with NT Server.

On machine-2, put in a username and password to connect
to machine-1 then get properties of the shortcut and delete
the \\machine-1\blah\ part of the shortcut.

I found this making profiles for the Lab, I did that then
took a copy of the profile which I just now copy for
everyone so I don't get a similar problem (but this also
means you have to make the profiles userable to Users Domain
Group which isn't up and running yet on Samba?)


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