[Samba] Connecting from Windows 7

Andersen, Jan jandersen at informatica.com
Thu Jan 19 07:16:08 MST 2012

This subject has probably been brought many times now, on this list, but I haven't quote been able to find anything that quite addresses my problem: I have a samba server (ver 3.0) that it would be very awkward to change in other than a very limited way, as it is in constant use. Security is set to share, and if users connect with their UNIX username, everything work well enough; however, since Windows 7 it seems that one can't map a network drive as another user without the domain name. Is there any workaround - like, is it possible to map whatever the samba server sees as the username to a UNIX ID? Or is there a way to get around the way Windows 7 insists on including the domain name?

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