[Samba] How to force XP to use an unqualified username?

Robert Vangel vangelr at rfgt.net
Thu May 26 01:19:39 GMT 2005

Mike Brodbelt wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm trying to map a share to a samba server from an XP workstation. The
> Samba server is a domain member, and the share in question is set up for
> guest access.
>>From a linux box, I can run "smbclient -W DOMAIN \\server\share", and it
> prompts for a password. I hit enter, and it logs in as "anonymous".
> Looking at a packet trace I see it try to log in as "DOMAIN\username"
> (where username is just my login to the Linux machine) which fails, then
> "anonymous", which works fine.
>>From an XP box, logged on as *local* Administrator, but joined to the
> DOMAIN, I do:-
> net use k: \\server\share /user:anonymous
> This fails, and a packet trace shows the damn thing insists on trying to
> connect as MACHINE\anonymous. Any idea how I can force it to connect
> without the netbios name of the machine stuck on the front?
> Mike.

I don't know about actually omitting the netbios name altogther, but you 
can try `net use k: \\server\share /user:domain\anonymous'

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