[Samba] Problems with force (user|group) and XP Professional?

Damian Gerow damian at sentex.net
Wed Jul 9 15:53:35 GMT 2003

Thus spake Damian Gerow (damian at sentex.net) [03/07/03 13:19]:
> I'm not exactly sure why or how, but it appears that XP picks up the fact
> that it's being connected as the forced user (smbguest), and continues
> trying to authenticate to other services/shares as that user (smbugest).
> I'm not sure if this carry-over is being done in XP or in Samba or in their
> interaction, but I know it's happening.
> Every other service on the samba server has user smbguest as an invalid
> user, so once a machine authenticated to the forced user service, it lost
> connections to all other services.  I have since changed configuration, and
> it all /seems/ to be working at this point.  Just wondering if others can
> comment/confirm/deny the above?

FWIW, I can confirm that the fix I put in (removing all force user/group
declarations) has indeed worked -- the majority of our XP problems are now
gone.  Now to finish figuring out the slow roaming profiles...

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