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

Chris Green chris at areti.co.uk
Sat Jan 7 14:57:33 GMT 2006

On Fri, Jan 06, 2006 at 10:07:41AM +0000, Chris Green wrote:
> 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?
Was this just a silly question or does no one have any suggestions?

Chris Green (chris at areti.co.uk)

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

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