[Samba] Password problem

Moray Henderson Moray.Henderson at ict-software.org
Tue May 22 08:11:24 MDT 2012

> From: Jorell [mailto:JorellF at fastmail.net]
> Sent: 21 May 2012 02:39
> 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?

If you have access to the command prompt or the ability to create batch
files, you could try "net use" commands.

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