[Samba] Single Sign On, authentication, and Windows XP Home

Chris Smith smb23 at realcomputerguy.com
Thu Dec 27 15:27:46 GMT 2007

On Thursday 27 December 2007, Ryan Novosielski wrote:
> Not sure why you didn't use Google (apparently, as this didn't take
> me very long), but I did:
> http://www.ntcompatible.com/story8718.html

My experience is that that hack is relatively useless for this purpose. 
The app may have improved but what I found: the user still needs a 
local account and all it does is persistently apply a set of 
credentials that will allow access to domain resources. Which can 
easily be done with a persistent share, albeit the domain credentials 
will need to be entered on startup unless the local credentials are 

XP Home simply sucks, even DOS with the Workgroup Add-On can interface 
with an MS Domain better. The Vista Home editions are probably just as 
sucky in this regard although I haven't seen them yet.

Businesses that license the home editions are making an expensive 


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