[Samba] Unable to access Samba shares from Windows XP home edition

John Benedetto jbenedet at unm.edu
Thu Feb 21 11:43:50 GMT 2002

No, no. no!  You missed the really important part of his question: "Windows 
XP Home".

If I am not mistaken, XP Home is written so it CANNOT connect to a 
domain-based (read: Windows server) network.  Since Samba is an 
implementation of the same SMB protocol that Windows servers use, I would 
expect that the limitation would extend to Samba as well.  :-(

- john

--On Thursday, February 21, 2002 8:04 PM +0100 Anders Widman 
<andewid at tnonline.net> wrote:

> You should be able to access Samba. You could choose "map to guest"
> and set "guest account" to a valid linux accountt, or to root. But
> that is not a very safe way to do it.
> Have a look at: http://www.installkernel.com/samba
> //Anders
>> Can Win XP home edition access Samba shares?  I have a wide-open smb.conf
>> and still cannot access.
>> Do I have to purchase XP Professional?  That's not going to happen.

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