[Samba] Re: Samba + Vista Issue

Adam Stirk Adam.Stirk at brantano.co.uk
Wed Nov 19 09:20:11 GMT 2008


Name resolution is working correctly, this is something I checked very
early in my investigation.

If I use net use with the ip address the drive is mapped straight away.
If I use net use with the dns name I am prompted to enter my



-----Original Message-----
From: samba-bounces+adam.stirk=brantano.co.uk at lists.samba.org
[mailto:samba-bounces+adam.stirk=brantano.co.uk at lists.samba.org] On
Behalf Of Peter Slickers
Sent: 18 November 2008 23:34
To: samba list
Subject: [Samba] Re: Samba + Vista Issue

Adam Stirk wrote:
> I'm experiencing a problem with samba v3.2.4 and windows vista. If I
> access my samba share via the ip address e.g. \\\share
> <file:///\\\share>  windows will authenticate against the
> samba server and bring the share up, but if I use the dns name e.g.
> \\server.domain.local\share <file:///\\server.domain.local\share>  i'm
> faced with the logon box.

I guess that name resolution is not working properly.

Please open the command line interface on your Vista box and
type the following commands:

   ping server.domain.local
   ping server

If that is successful, try the 'net use' command:
   net use server

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