Problems with Win NT (SP6?) and plaintext passwords

Gerald Carter gcarter at
Tue Nov 21 21:22:37 GMT 2000

Richard Sharpe wrote:
> Hi,
> We are trying to map a share in Windows NT (SP6?) when NT 
> comes up. The Samba server uses plain-text passwords, 
> and the mapping fails.
> We have the registry hack installed.
> When NT gets the NegProt response, which is OK, 
> but contains the plain-text password flag, NT disconnects 
> the TCP connection.
> Later, if we log on and manually connect, we can 
> bring up the share OK, but not when the service starts.
> Does anyone know how to do this?

For what it's worth:

The only share I have ever found NT to connect to 
automatically using plain text passwords is the 
home directory.  This was under NT4SP2 (or maybe 3 with 
the EnablePlainTextPassword patch).

Cheers, jerry
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