[Samba] win2003 access smb share

Matt Richards matt at mattstone.net
Mon Apr 10 14:08:13 GMT 2006

i would of thought that would be a problem with the server not being 
able to resolv the samba name
what does ..  ping samba from XP and 2k3 show ?

If you run a wins server like the win2k3 server i would just add a 
mapping for samba to the ip addr of the samba server .. or
if you have a dns suffix of say hello.com setup then adding a dns entry 
of samba.hello.com should allow them to resolv it when they contact samba

or you could just shove an entry in your hosts file on your server lol.


jbuburuz at sce.carleton.ca wrote:
> Hi all,
> What I got:
> Samba running on a RH box, smb version 3.0.10-1
> My smb.conf has the following:
> Security = server
> Windows 2003 AD server(Authentication server)
> The samba server smb.conf points to the win2003 server for authentication.
> This works great! Samba users can access there stuff(files, printers,
> shares).
> Problem:
> The windows 2003 server cannot access shares? For example:
> c:\net use x: \\samba\printers
> ---error "network name not found" ---
> Although the XP clients have no problems, they can access access samba
> shares, and they are authenticating with windows 2003 server.
> I have also made the change to the windows 2003 server "Digitally sign
> communications" disabled thinnking this might be the casue of the problem.
> Some other notes: The windows 2003 server was a 2000 server, upgraded. I
> know this is more of a windows problem, but the windows server can access
> other 2003/2000 servers through "net use x: \\someMSbox\share" with no
> problems. The win3k server cannot access any samba server share!
> Is there another security policy edit I have to do to win3k?
> Hope I provided enough detail.
> Any help, thoughts is appreciated.
> thanks,
> jerry

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