Printers on NT Workstation to Samba, Access denied, Unable to connect

Richard Sharpe sharpe at
Thu Nov 18 10:10:37 GMT 1999


I said:

>What is the standard fix for this problem
>I have defined a printer under Windows NT Wks that points to a Samba
server, >server is in security=user.
>I login as a different user, who has an account on the Samba server, but
the >printer shows up as Access denied, Unable to connect.
>Is it the way I have defined the printer, or should I set up a virtual
server >that has a valid guest account?

OK, having looked at this some more, I can see that Windows NT is simply
dropping the connection after the NEGPROT response comes back from Samba.

I suspect that it objects to the lack of Encrypted passwords.  This is NT
4.0 WS SP1.  It will access file shares OK.

Richard Sharpe, sharpe at, Master Linux Administrator :-),
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