[Samba] Windows XP guest problem

Stian B. Barmen stian at barmen.nu
Wed Apr 24 01:51:02 GMT 2002

Tjenare! :)

I think one way to fix this is to use the "Map Network Drive.." which
you find when you right click "My Computer". Here you can specify the
UNC path to you're samba server and then specify a valid

This problem is a Windows XP "feature" and has nothing to do with Samba.

Another way to solve this is to add you're Windows XP machine to a
domain and log on with a user that has the appropriate security

Med vennlig hilsen

Stian B. Barmen

-----Original Message-----
From: samba-admin at lists.samba.org [mailto:samba-admin at lists.samba.org]
On Behalf Of Olle Hansson
Sent: 24. april 2002 10:39
To: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: [Samba] Windows XP guest problem

I have a problem conniecting a Windows XP client to my Samba 2.2.3a

The problem is that Windows XP forcing me to use a Guest user on my none

nuest share.

WIndows NT/2000 is working prerfect. I can use another username on my
nuest shares.

My Configuration file looks like this:
        workgroup = IT
        server string = Distribution-Server
        security = SHARE
        encrypt passwords = Yes

        comment = windows distributions
        path = /opt/distributions/windows
        read only = No
        guest ok = false
        comment = Macintosh distributions
        path = /opt/distributions/macintosh
        read only = No
        guest ok = false
        comment = Unix and Linux distributions
        path = /opt/distributions/unix_linux
        read only = No
        guest ok = false
        path = /tmp
        printable = Yes

        guest ok = true
        printable = Yes
        path = /tmp

/regars Olle Hansson

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