[Samba] Samba and WinXP problem

Noel Kelly nkelly at citrusnetworks.net
Thu Sep 26 12:56:01 GMT 2002

You might have tried this already but...

I got this error when there was an existing drive mapping to the server.
Make sure you do a 'net use * /d /y' before trying to join the domain.


-----Original Message-----
From: Phil Chambers [mailto:P.A.Chambers at exeter.ac.uk]
Sent: 26 September 2002 11:32
To: Stacy J.Dunkle
Cc: Samba Mailing List
Subject: Re: [Samba] Samba and WinXP problem

On Wed, 25 Sep 2002 15:23:53 -0400 "Stacy J.Dunkle" <sdunkle at staceman.net>

> >>  Recently, I was given the task of setting up a Samba server where I
> >> work, to accept domain logons for Win9x machines and also NT-based
> >> machines, which consist of mostly XP boxes, with a couple 2K machines
> >> as well. This domain would be replacing an older one, that was using a
> >> very out of date Samba (from RedHat 6.1) that couldn't do
> >> XP/2K at all.
> >> The new one is from RedHat 7.3, which has v.2.2.3a-6 of Samba.
> > [...]
> >> "The following error occurred attempting to join the domain 
> >> "techland":
> >> Multiple connections to a server or shared resource by the same user,
> >> using more than one username, are not allowed. Disconnect all previous
> >> connections to the server or shared resource and try again."
> > Not sure if you did this as well, there are two things that helped me
> > against this message. 1) when asked for credentials to join the domain,
> > try different combinations of plain admin username and admin username
> > prefixed with "domainname\" and "xpclientsname\" (no quotes)
> > 2) try changing the XP client from domain to workgroup mode, making 
> > sure
> > that the workgroup name does not equal the domain's name, reboot as
> > asked and then try again.
> Just tried all that you suggested, and nothing worked.
>   Interestingly, though, is that no matter what username/pass I try, I 
> get the exact same error, and the attempts are still not showing up on 
> the samba logs for the machine.
> It has to be something screwy with Windows, since it's apparently not 
> even attempting to authenticate with the domain server. The task, is 
> just finding exactly what it is.
>   But, OTOH, what would make XP prompt for username/pass at all, if it's 
> not authenticating with the domain server? If I try entering an invalid 
> domain, it knows, since it doesn't prompt for anything, and just tells 
> me the server wasn't found.
> Any other ideas?
> I highly appreciate the help! :-)
> Stace

Have a look in the event log to see if the netlogon worked when the machine
booted.  XP does a netlogon for the machine before putting up the user login
if that fails it will be recored in the event log.

Phil Chambers (postmaster at exeter.ac.uk)
University of Exeter

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