[Samba] Microsoft Windows Network: The local device name is already in use.

Howard Miller howard.miller at udcf.gla.ac.uk
Wed Aug 6 15:25:24 GMT 2003

Don't switch to plain text passwords! It doesn't work.... well it does the 
first time but if/when the client tries to re-establish the connection it 
will not authorise.

Use encrypted passwords and add your users with the smbpasswd command on the 
Samba server

On Wednesday 06 Aug 2003 4:22 pm, Richard Grow wrote:
> Hi,
> We are using samba on Unix and getting this error.
> We have both win 2000 and XP.  I get this error on XP.   Never had the
> problem on Win98 and previous versions.
> An error occurred while reconnecting O: to \\dev\growrg
> Microsoft Windows Network :  The local device name is already in use.
> The connection has not been restored.
> We can fix the problem by removing all mapped drives, reboot and remap.
> We have to do this every day.  I want to fix this problem.
> In regedit we changed the enableplaintextpassword to the value of 1 to
> get the connection.
> I have searched the samba archive and internet with no success .
> Thank you,
> -Rich

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