[Samba] connecting from Windows XP x64 Edition

Tommy Magnusson Tommy.Magnusson at foxt.com
Thu Nov 24 14:06:37 GMT 2005

Hi, I'm having exactly the same problem in my environment. We're running
Samba on 5 Solaris 9 servers (both Sparc and x86) and I receive the same
error message when I try to connect from a Windows XP 64 bit client.

I've changed the SECURITY parameter to USER in the smb.conf file and
that gives me the ability to authenticate on the local machine, but I
need to have this working in a domain environment.

Any suggestions or help would be much appreciated.


Tommy Magnusson

>> Hi there,
>> >> I have a problem connecting from a Windows XP x64 Edition machine >> (nettle) to a Samba server (zeus).
>> >> When I open an Explorer window and enter "\\zeus\work" in the address >> line, I receive an error message: "Widnows cannot find '\\zeus\work'. >> Check the spelling and try again, or try searching for the item by >> clicking the Start button and then clicking Search."
>> >> Okay, Windows wants me to search for zeus, and I will do so. Look, it is >> found! But when I click on zeus in the "Search Results - Computers" >> window, Windows x64 says: "\\zeus is not accessible. You might not have 

>> permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of >> this server to find out if you have access permissions.<CR><CR> The >> request is not supported."
>> >> Of course I checked with the administrator of zeus and nettle (luckily >> that's me) and made sure I am allowed to access the share on zeus. And >> of course there is no Firewall or anything the like running on nettle.
>> >> But now things become really strange: nettle actually is a dual-boot >> system, and when it is running Windows XP (32 bit), it can connect to >> zeus' shares instantly. But even when running XP x64, it can connect to 

>> other Samba servers running the same version and other versions of Samba.
>> >> The whole issue is driving me nuts ... I double-checked the other >> servers' Samba configuration with that of zeus - to no avail.
>> >> That's where I am now, so I ask you: Do you know about this problem or >> maybe even have a solution? Or perhaps you can at least give me some >> advice on how to proceed to further "debug" this issue.
>> >> Here's the info about zeus:
>> >> zeus# pkg_info | grep samba
>> samba-3.0.20b,1     A free SMB and CIFS client and server for UNIX
>> zeus# uname -a
>> FreeBSD zeus 5.4-STABLE FreeBSD 5.4-STABLE #2: Thu Apr  7 19:19:51 CEST 

>> 2005     root at baghira:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC  i386
>> >> And that's nettle:
>> >> Microsoft Windows [Version 5.2.3790]
>> (C) Copyright 1985-2003 Microsoft Corp.
>> >> One of the other Samba servers that nettle can reach while running x64 >> looks like this:
>> >> ollik:root # pkg_info | grep samba
>> samba-3.0.11,1      A free SMB and CIFS client and server for UNIX
>> ollik:root # uname -a
>> FreeBSD ollik 5.4-PRERELEASE FreeBSD 5.4-PRERELEASE #2: Fri Feb 25 >> 19:00:04 CET 2005     root at ollikn:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/MOD64  amd64
>> >> Thanks in advance for your help.
>> >> Bye, K&K,
>> T-Zee
Tommy Magnusson
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