[Samba] [RESOLVED] Re: can't connect to home share after renaming Windows user

Gary Dale garydale at torfree.net
Thu Feb 14 21:57:38 MST 2013

On 14/02/13 06:52 PM, Gary Dale wrote:
> I just went through the ordeal of renaming a Windows user account 
> (from the previous incumbent's name to the position title, so I won't 
> have to repeat this). Everything went smoothly. The account has access 
> to the programs and files that it previously did. The roaming profile 
> is being updated when the user logs out. The C:\user\president folder 
> is accessing and storing the local documents properly.
> The only thing not working right is the home share isn't being mounted 
> as drive m:. They do map to drive m: for other user accounts so it's 
> not a samba smb.conf setting. The old windows user has the same sid as 
> the new one and the old unix user has the same user number as the new 
> one. I also checked /etc/group and changed any extra group memberships 
> for that user number.
> I can see \\server\president in the Windows Explorer network but can't 
> open the folder. I get a "Windows cannot access" error in Windows 
> Explorer. I get a similar thing when I manually map drive m: to 
> \\server\president. When I log onto the same machine using another 
> account, the drive maps as expected and I can open that account's home 
> folder in the network section in Windows Explorer.
> The only thing I can think of is that a Samba .tdb database must have 
> something or be missing something related to that user account's home 
> share. Any ideas?

Nevermind. I'd missed changing the /etc/passwd home directory entry. All 
is working now.

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