[Samba] Connection to Samba works for Win2k but not XP

John H Terpstra jht at Samba.Org
Thu Jun 9 19:09:31 GMT 2005

On Thursday 09 June 2005 10:25, Michael  J. Wetmore wrote:
> This may be because you have 'encrypt passwords = no' in your smb.conf.
> If so, a registry patch that was applied to the W2000 machines needs to
> be applied to the XP machines.  The patch allows the machines to log on
> with plain text passwords.
> The patch for W2000 is OK for XP.
> This has all kind of implications.  To see these and alternatives go to
> http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=samba+plain+password&btnG=Google+Se
> arch
> Michael Wetmore
> From: Douglas Vechinski
> Subject: [Samba] Connection to Samba works for Win2k but not XP
> At work I have a Linux box running Mandrake 8.1 and Samba 2.2.1a.  I

You need to update to Samba-3.0.14a.

John T.

> have the Samba server setup to request login in name and passwords.
> Several people have been connecting to this machine for the past several
> years via Windows 2000 with no problem.  Recently some of us have
> finally been upgraded to Windows XP.  When I no try connecting to the
> Samba server, I get a login in prompt as usual.  However, typing in my
> username and samba password does not let me log in.  Is there a setting
> on XP that needs to be made or a problem with the samba server being "so
> old".

John H Terpstra
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