[Samba] Password problem

Jorell JorellF at fastmail.net
Sun May 20 19:39:06 MDT 2012

On 5/18/2012 11:06 AM, 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

Isn't there a check box on windows for mapping a network drive "Connect 
using different credentials"?
Then every time the machine tries connecting to the share it should be 
using the credentials provided for the mapped drive.

Another option would be to reset the administrator password on the XP 
machine, google: "ntpasswd".

As for samba tricks, give the machine a static IP or a reserved IP and 
allow write access from only that IP?

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