[Samba] win2000 and samba

Kaleb Pederson kibab at icehouse.net
Tue Oct 15 15:23:01 GMT 2002

I attribute this to a Windows 2000 bug.  I have 30+ machines here, almost all 
of which are windows 2000.  Anytime they are trying to connect to a machine 
as a different username, the password/username being used for the share do 
not get correctly saved.

I have not, however, tried connecting to a share on a windows server using a 
different username.  I presume it will exhibit the same behavior.  Maybe I'll 
try it out later today.


On Tuesday 15 October 2002 07:15 am, you wrote:
> Hi,
> We have a samba server 2.2.4 in a RH 6.2 Linux system.  I should say that
> the samba server is working well except for a win2000 workstation.  For
> this win2000, the user can mount network drive to the samba server, e.g.
> H: to \\sambaserver\username, it asks the password, if entered correctly.
> it is connected.  No problem at all.  However, if the user reboots the
> win2000, the poblem comes.  The drive name H: is there, but he cannot
> connect to the samba server.  It keeps asking the password, saying
> password incorrect.  If the user dismount the drive H:, then mount the
> drive H: to \\sambaserver\username again, then everything is fine -- he
> enters the correct password and get connected.  Every time when he
> reboots the win2000, he has the same problem.
> At the same time, our other windows (95/98/me/nt/xp) don't have such
> problem.  Unfortunately, we have only one win2000, so cannot test other
> machine.  We already set EnablePlainTextPassword = 1, and use
> security=user at the samba server.
> Is it because win2000 has something particular?  How to fix it?
> Thanks!
> Hongwei
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