[Samba] Samba 2.2.0. & Vista Business Edition

David McWilliams davidkmcw at gmail.com
Fri Apr 16 13:16:41 MDT 2010

I'm trying to get a new Vista Business client to connect a newly created
Samba server. Windows XP clients connect without issue.

I have tried changing 'Network Security: Lan Manager Authentication Level'
to 'Send LM & NTLM use NTLMv2 session security if negotiated', as suggested
on other sites, but to no avail. We have a domain, but both the Samba server
& the Vista client are part of a workgroup & not on the domain. The client &
server can ping each other by hostname & ip address.

The Samba server is a Solaris 8 SPARC box.

Here is my smb.conf file;

netbios name = SAMBA
 server string = Samba Server 2.2.0
security = SHARE
log level = 2
log file = /var/tmp/samba.out.%m
max log size = 50
dns proxy = No

path = /team
read only = No
guest ok = Yes
strict sync = Yes
oplocks = No

Browsing to either the IP of hostname of the Samba server, gives the same
error - 'Windows cannot access \\SAMBA <file://samba/>, Check the spelling
of the name...'. Running smbclient gives;

bash-2.03# ./smbclient -L
INFO: Debug class all level = 2   (pid 5737 from pid 5737)
added interface ip= bcast= nmask=
session request to failed (Called name not present)
session request to 192 failed (Called name not present)
session request to *SMBSERVER failed (Called name not present)

I appreciate any insight anyone can provide.



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