[Samba] Samba and *groan* Windows XP Home problems!

Chris Smith chris at realcomputerguy.com
Wed Aug 7 07:18:02 GMT 2002

On Wed, 2002-08-07 at 04:56, Andy - SMB wrote:
> It seems XP was trying to
> login to an account called the machine name, so just created that account
> and all was fine!!!

That's interesting. AFAIK Win9x doesn't need or use a machine name and
the NT based systems only do when becoming domain members. So is that
how MS crippled XP Home - not letting it request a machine account
creation, yet have it use the machine account credentials?

Unfortunately your experience does not explain why others using XP Home
can use domain resources without a machine account while you could not.


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