[Samba] Password problem

Willy Offermans Willy at Offermans.Rompen.nl
Sun May 20 12:39:01 MDT 2012

Hello Jaap,

On Fri, May 18, 2012 at 08:06:22PM +0200, Jaap Winius wrote:
> Hi folks,
> My client and I are having a problem getting a portable Esaote
> ultrasound machine to connect to a Samba server. The unit has an
> integrated laptop with a Windows XP version that can hardly be
> modified. Upon delivery the vendor only changed the user name and
> workgroup for us. When I asked for the user password to make a
> matching Samba account, the vendor refused because they use a key on
> a USB stick for that. They said to fill in a name and password for
> the server every time we needed to access the Windows share.
> So far I've experimented with the Samba "map to guest" and "guest
> account" options, which should work, but I'd really like to see this
> machine connect to the Samba server in the usual fashion.
> Does anyone have any suggestions? Any workarounds, or hacks that I might try?
> Thanks,
> Jaap
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What do you mean with ``connect to the Samba server in the usual fashion''?

I guess you want the XP client to be a member of the samba domain. Isn't
it? For that, you need to have the rights on the XP client to make it a
member of the samba domain (usually admin rights). Without these rights, it
will be extremely hard to achieve your goal(s).

Met vriendelijke groeten,
With kind regards,
Mit freundlichen Gruessen,


 W.K. Offermans

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