[Samba] Win2K3 Server, in Terminal Session, Problem connecting to SAMBA server.

Steven Smith s58smith at email.com
Mon May 16 18:09:27 GMT 2005

I have looked for several days and can not find the answer to my problem, but
I'm sure it has to be a simple issue. I'm trying to map drives inside Windows
Server 2003 Terminal Session from a local Samba server but can't get connected.
I figure the problem is in Windows Registry but can't find web page on what
needs to be changed to get this working. 

I built a new Windows 2003 server. Logon to the new server through Terminal
Services (Remote Desktop Connection). Once connected I open Windows Explorer and
try to browse over to my SAMBA server. My problem is that I get a Windows Error
box saying I "\\FOO_SAMBA is not accessible." Then goes on saying I might not
have permission. The last line says "The request is not supported."

Tried mapping a known share from the FOO_SAMBA server (\\FOO_SAMBA\test) and I
get a different windows error message saying "The drive could not be mapped
because no network was found."

The domain this server is in is an is older NT4 style domain. (Not Active
Directory.) The Windows 2003 Server is a member of the ADOMAIN Domain. 

The FOO_SAMBA server in running on Solaris 8 sparc server. I do NOT have any
domain machine names configured in /etc/passwd file. Only users I want to allow
to connect are in the /etc/passwd file and also part of the 'adomain' group in
/etc/group file. 

I do not have any problem connecting to the FOO_SAMBA server from Win2K or WinXP
workstations. Can even connect to shares from other Win2k Terminal Server,
inside a Remote Desktop Session. 

I have the following entries in smb.conf file.

   workgroup = ADOMAIN
   server string = Samba Server
;  guest account = pcguest
   log file = /opt/samba/var/log.%I
   log level = 2
   security = server
   password server =
   encrypt passwords = yes
   socket options = IPTOS_LOWDELAY TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=16384 SO_SNDBUF=16384
   local master = no
   wins server =
   wins proxy = yes
   dns proxy = no
   case sensitive = auto
# TAC share
   comment = TAC Support share
   path = /ark/tac
   public = no
   writable = yes
   write list = @adomain
   create mode = 0660
   directory mode = 0770
   comment = rdc test
   path = /ark/rdc/test
   public = yes
   writable = yes
   printable = no
   write list = @adomain

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