\\server\share%user errors

Simon Hyde shyde at poboxes.com
Thu Nov 20 23:29:29 GMT 1997

On Fri, 21 Nov 1997 01:52:13 +1100, you wrote:

>> On Win95 (pre OSR2) if I try to use \\server\share%user through start, 
>> run I get the usual password box, and login correctly, however I then 
>> recieve a "Share not found" or something similar, should I try to do a 
>> 'dir \\server\share%user' from this point onwards all is fine, however 
>> if i try start run \\server\share%user it throws up the same error. 
>> Does anyone else have this problem or know a solution?
>I didn't think Windows 95 supported this method of connecting with a 
>different username?

Erm..I may be wrong but I thought that the support for this method of
connection was server-side and not client-side, ie all windows should have
to do is pass on the share name untouched and let samba sort out that there
is a username at the end of it.

>Oddly, though, it appears to just be the part of the client which parses 
>the network path and not the underlying client software.  I have written 
>a small (except it uses MFC :-) program which allows you to connect 
>specifying the username / password.
>If anyone wants a copy / the source, they're welcome...

I'd like to try it out

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