Windows 2000 Beta 3 and Samba

James Nord nord at
Mon Nov 29 11:38:32 GMT 1999

is this not in the FAQ yet?

In 2k (RC1,2 & 3(?))

Control Panel -> Admin tools -> Local Security Policy
Select Local Policies - Security Options
"Send Unencrypted Passwords to third party SMB servers" -> Enabled

Was broken in B3 RC1 (not sure about B3) and then you have to manually
edit the registry,
"enableplaintextpassword" = 1 (DWord)


Mark Peoples wrote:
> Hello,
>  I'm trying to mount my shares (setup in Samba) in Windows 2000 Beta 3. In
> Windows 98, all was well, but, now in Windows 2000, I can get to the
> directory that is shared, but I can't map the drive because it requires a
> password. I suppose I am asking if anyone knows how to turn off the encryted
> password in Windows 2000 (encryption is not important to me as this is
> within a private network behind a firewall).
> Thanks,
>  Mark Peoples - Mark.Peoples at

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