Problem connecting Windows 2000 Professional to Samba 2.0.7 share

Charles Peters - Tech Support support at
Wed Jul 5 03:28:15 GMT 2000

Earlier tonight, I sent the following message to the list, and 
recieved several responses, all of which were very helpful.

I found the following solution in the mailing list archive using the 
search feature (it does work yall).

For Windows 2000 machines that are unable to connect to Samba 
Shares, the following registry hack will solve your problem:


Add value EnablePlainTextPassword = 1

This works, I just verified it on 3 seperate machines.




I have a Samba 2.0.7 server running on FreeBSD 4.0 Release.  It 
works flawlessly, with one exception.  When I try and connect my 
Windows 2000 Professional workstation to a samba share, 
windows 2000 returns the following error message:

	System Error 1240 has occured.
	The account is not authorized to log in from this station.

I am using the following command to connect (from a command 
	net use m: \\otis\charles

This command works flawlessly from all of my win98 and win95 

Below is a copy of my smb.conf file:

# Samba config file created using SWAT
# from UNKNOWN (
# Date: 2000/06/27 00:59:46

# Global parameters
	workgroup = workgroup
	log file = /var/log/log.%m
	max log size = 50
	interfaces =
	netbios name = otis
	dns proxy = No
	server string = SambaServer

	comment = Home Directories
	read only = No
	browseable = No

	comment = All Printers
	path = /var/spool/samba
	print ok = Yes
	browseable = No

	browsable = Yes
	comment = Music
	write list = @peters
	create mode = 777
	directory mode = 777
	writable = yes
	path = /usr/sshare/music

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance!


Charles Peters
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