[Samba] odd mac situation

Mike Eggleston mikeegg1 at mac.com
Thu Sep 25 01:47:55 GMT 2008

On Wed, 24 Sep 2008, James Peach might have said:

> 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

Great idea and way to test. I'll do that test as soon as the user
returns from a conference.


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