win2k & smb

Matthew Geddes mgeddes at
Thu Sep 7 06:52:35 GMT 2000

Neil Molino wrote:
> Hello,
> I've read a lot of the archives and still can't figure this out.  Sorry for
> being dense.  I am trying to get a win2k professional machine to connect to
> a linux samba server RH5.2, but samba upgraded to samba-2.0.6-9.  It seems
> that I've read conflicting acounts about whether it is necessary to use TNG.
> My basic problem is that the samba server doesn't appear in the Computers
> Near Me section under My Network Places.  I can find it when I search under
> the Entire Network.  I find the machine and try to open it (i.e double
> click).  I get an error-box saying "\\egg is not accessible.  The account is
> not authorized to log in from this station."
> In smb.conf I've allowed the 192.168.1. subnet (I believe this is the
> correct term).  I have security=user.  Do I need security=server?  If so,
> and I specify the win2k machine as the NT-server-name, what do I need to do
> to that machine to make it know that it is a password server?
> Thanks so much.
> Desperate in Palo Alto,
> neil

You cannot use Samba 2.x as a PDC for WinNT /Win2k



Matthew Geddes
Network Manager
Xavier College
Gawler, SA

...And by the way, Lars Kneschke's Samba TNG FAQ is at

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