[Samba] Windows XP connects as guest instead of letting me choose
the username / password
space_cadet at gmx.de
Mon Jan 24 22:23:11 GMT 2005
thank you for the answers, sorry for the delay. Here's what I think:
Ganeshram: your solution would require me to hardcode the
password/username combination into Windows XP. I would like to
double-click a share and enter the respective password and username
Joerg: I do not want to have a Windows user for each SMB user (or vice
versa). I have quite a few SMB users, whose shares I access from one
single account on an XP box. Thus, security=user is not an option for me.
I am pretty sure this is just a registry tweak / uncheck-a-checkbox /
set-a-config-parameter problem. I had the same thing working on Win2k.
So if anybody has done this, please help. Regards,
> Had the same thing happening to me a few days ago. In my case, the problem
> was that the WinXP login/password were not the same as the Linux/Samba
> login/password. However, this only happened when the security level of my
> Samba server was set to share. If you switch to security= user and have a
> SMB user for each Windows user, you can login with the usual login/password
> Since I am pretty new to this Samba stuff, you might wanna listen to more
> experienced guys though, anyway :)
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Ganeshram Iyer"
> <ganeshramiyer at gmail.com>
> To: <samba at lists.samba.org>
> Sent: Saturday, January 22, 2005 7:21 PM
> Subject: Re: [Samba] Windows XP connects as guest instead of letting me
> choosethe username / password
>> 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:
>>> 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
>>> 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
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