[Samba] xp pro & debian

Greg Folkert greg at gregfolkert.net
Wed Mar 3 01:48:28 GMT 2004

On Tue, 2004-03-02 at 17:26, steve downes wrote:
> I've got a working samba setup on a debian linux server. Existing
> windows boxes are win98 with unencripted passwords. They only need to
> see the exported directories on the samba server. All the networking
> is working. (dns, dhcp, ping, internet access, etc )
> Anything I do on my new XP Pro box or in samba.conf gives the error
> message:-
> The folder you entered does not appear to be valid.please choose
> another. 
> When I try to set up a "network place" \\server\home\steve
> The win98 & XP boxes are sharing & the win98 boxes are picking up the
> samba shares.
> The XP installation is pretty much default & nothing clever done with
> it except running the win98_plainpassword.reg which seems OK as this
> is what opened the win 98 shares.
> Any gotchas I am missing?

You are not causing the XP and W2K machine to use plain text passwords.
It is a completely different Registry Key.

Good Luck, it isn't to hard to find.

First couple of links should get you going:


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