[Samba] Windows Vista password dialog keeps coming up

Robert Pollard rpollard at drs4drs.com
Thu Jan 24 21:33:34 GMT 2008


I have come to my wits end again (lately, it's a very short trip).  I have been trying to connect to Samba 3.0.21b but Windows keeps throwing up the logon dialog.  I'm using "Map network drive" to try to mount this share.

It seems the problem is only on the Windows side since I have tested the connection through the Unix account.  Both user id and password work fine.  I've tested it through the command line on the Unix server using "smbclient //cva/cva_images -U cva" and it works fine there since it gives me the smb prompt and I can execute commands (ls to look at the directory, etc.).

For some reason I cannot authenticate through Windows (Vista by the way).

I have 2 other accounts and they work fine.  Anything you see in the file that may be something that is stupid please point it out.  SMB/NetBIOS, etc. is all relatively new to me.  BTW, I've tried it without valid users and it doesn't work.

The "images" and "bernardy_images" mounts work fine.  No authentication problems.

smb.conf content:

# Samba config file created using SWAT
# from (
# Date: 2008/01/24 15:29:49

	netbios aliases = bernardy, kullback, cva
	wins support = Yes
	valid users = im_user, bernardy

	comment = Bernardy images for viewing
	path = /data/images/image_viewing/bernardy
	username = bernardy
	valid users = bernardy, im_user, Robert
	read list = bernardy, Robert
	write list = Robert, im_user
	read only = No

	comment = Home Directories
	invalid users = root, admin, bin, daemon, sys, adm, uucp, nuucp, smmsp, listen, gdm, webservd, rpollard, mysql
	valid users = im_user, bernardy, kullback, cva

	comment = Image administrator access point
	path = /data/images
	username = im_user
	valid users = im_user
	read only = No

	comment = Viewing directory for Kullback
	path = /data/images/image_viewing/kullback
	username = kullback
	valid users = im_user, kullback
	read list = kullback, im_user
	write list = im_user
	read only = No

	comment = CVA image viewing directory
	path = /data/images/image_viewing/cva
	username = cva
	valid users = cva, im_user, Robert
	read list = im_user, cva, Robert
	write list = im_user, Robert
	read only = No

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