[Samba] Windows Vista password dialog keeps coming up

Robert Pollard rpollard at drs4drs.com
Thu Jan 24 21:45:47 GMT 2008

2 questions:

1.  Why does 2 accounts work fine and the third one not?
2.  How do you set the local security policy?  What app do you use?


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Philipoff, Andrew" <aphilipoff at medicine.ucsf.edu>
To: "Robert Pollard" <rpollard at drs4drs.com>; <samba at lists.samba.org>
Sent: Thursday, January 24, 2008 3:42 PM
Subject: RE: [Samba] Windows Vista password dialog keeps coming up

By Default Vista clients expect that SMB connections will use NTLMv2
only. You could set the Vista client local security policy to "Send LM &
NTLM - use NTLMv2 session security if negotiated".

Andrew Philipoff
Programmer Analyst
Information Technology Services
Department of Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
Phone: 415-476-1344
Help Desk: 415-476-6827

-----Original Message-----
From: samba-bounces+aphilipoff=medicine.ucsf.edu at lists.samba.org
[mailto:samba-bounces+aphilipoff=medicine.ucsf.edu at lists.samba.org] On
Behalf Of Robert Pollard
Sent: Thursday, January 24, 2008 1:34 PM
To: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: [Samba] Windows Vista password dialog keeps coming up


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

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

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

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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