[Samba] "Access is denied" after connection is apparently successful

Chris Green chris at areti.co.uk
Fri Jan 6 10:07:41 GMT 2006

We have a small home network with Samba running on a Slackware Linux
10.1 system, it's been running happily for several months or even
maybe a year or so.  It's running Samba version 3.0.4

Recently one of the Win2k clients is getting errors when trying to
access Samba shares.  The other clients are all still working OK and
the same user can access shares from other client machines.

Running the command:-
    net use e: \\server\tmp

works, i.e. one gets "command completed successfully", however if you
try and go to drive E: or access any files there it gives an "Access
is denied" message.

Similarly with the GUI an icon appears for drive E: with no red cross
but the moment you try and access drive E: a pop-up message says "E:
Access is Denied".

We can't think of anything that has changed on the client machine
where the error occurs, can anyone suggest what the problem might be?

Chris Green (chris at areti.co.uk)

    "Never ascribe to malice that which can be explained by incompetence."

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