[Samba] odd mac situation

James Peach jorgar at gmail.com
Wed Sep 24 23:38:45 GMT 2008

2008/9/11 Mike Eggleston <mikeegg1 at mac.com>:
> Morning,
> This is somewhat off topic. I've not thought of a better place to ask
> than here.
> I have a user on a Macbook (Mac OS X 10.5, Leopard) with Microsoft Office
> 2008 for the mac and Parallels running an image of Microsoft Windows XP
> Pro with Microsoft Office 2007. Inside Parallels and XP Pro the user can
> open a spreadsheet shared from a Windows Server 2003 box, and yet the
> user gets an error (read only, etc) when opening the same spreadsheet
> shared from the same server on the pure mac side in Microsoft Office 2008.
> Any idea what might be going on. The user is using a domain account from
> a samba PDC (ha, there's the samba reference) and I find no entries in
> the Event Viewer on the Windows 2003 server.

You should check that the Mac user is getting the authentication they
expect. Maybe they accidentally got connected as the guest user? I
expect that you could verify this from the Windows serve console.

James Peach | jorgar at gmail.com

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