[Samba] User account unable to be updated
raa at impelind.com
Wed Jan 22 19:07:00 GMT 2003
I have recently needed to add two new mounted network drives to a client
workstation running Windows 2000 Professional. This machine is joined to
the Samba 2.2.5-10 running PDC and has access to all of the network
shares, with proper permissions that it was configured with when the PDC
was brought online roughly one and a half months ago.
The user now requires permanent access to two additional network shares
and those have been added to the user account logon .bat file, the
account has been added to the groups that have access to those shares and
it has been confirmed that the shares is configured to allow all members
of those groups access the share.
Now, when the user logs onto the workstation, those new shares pause the
logon .bat window and ask for a password. When the user account password
is entered, the bat file continues and ends, without mounting up the new
So, I went into the My Network Places icon and attempted to manually
mount those shares. This popped up a Username/Password window and it
refused to mount up the share when the user account and password was
entered. I also used the username/password combination of all the users
that have access to those shares and not a single username/password
combination functioned. (Although with using other username/passwords an
error message about the credentials being used elsewhere popped up on the
I have read some remarks on this list regarding machine passwords and
how those are typically automatically updated by Windows 2000 machines
across a Windows Domain. Could that be causing the problems that I am
experiencing with this user account?
If so, how does one go about fixing this issue?
Robert Adkins II
Impel Industries, Inc.
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