[Samba] Windows XP connects as guest instead of letting me choose the username / password

Ganeshram Iyer ganeshramiyer at gmail.com
Sat Jan 22 18:21:27 GMT 2005

I did have this problem. It has something to do with XP. at this time
i was unable to find the required MS documents but this is what I use
to circumvent the problem:

net use d: \\computername\sharename /user:usrname /password:urpasswd

i think this is the right syntax. if it is wrong please someone on the
group correct it for me.

i think you can put a modification of this in your
netlogon.bat/logon.bat so that it picks up each time you log on.

On Sat, 22 Jan 2005 15:05:07 +0100, Sebastian <space_cadet at gmx.de> wrote:
> Hi,
> I suspect this is more of a WinXP issue, but since it drives me mad,
> I'll ask anyway.
> What I want:
> In Windows XP network neighborhood, select my samba server, select one
> of the shares, then have a dialog asking me for the respective
> Samba-username & -password to access the share.
> What I get:
> I get a dialog with the username "Guest", greyed out, asking me for a
> password.
> My question:
> WHY does XP always assume I want to access the share as "Guest"? Can I
> disable this behavior somehow?
> What I tried:
> - set requiresignorseal = 0 in XP registry
> - set security to SHARE in smb.conf
> - disabled XP simple file sharing
> - registered the username/password combo with samba using smbpasswd
> Has anyone had this problem before? Any suggestions? Thank you very much,
> Sebastian
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Ganeshram Iyer
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