[Samba] getting ERROR: failed to setup guest info. But I cannot setup a guest account due to security policies

Jon West westjon at gmail.com
Tue Nov 12 10:52:49 MST 2013

Sorry by "Linux Users" I meant the literal definition, i.e. people using
linux, not people with accounts on my RHEL machines, our users all have
windows domain accounts as well. What I want is for someone to be able to
login to a RHEL machine with AD credentials then mount (type cifs) a
windows share (that resides on a native windows fileserver) without having
to type in their windows username and password at every time of mounting
(ie mount -t cifs //server/share username=ADname /Locallinuxdir) is that

On Tue, Nov 12, 2013 at 12:30 PM, Rowland Penny <rowlandpenny at googlemail.com
> wrote:

> On 12/11/13 17:22, Jon West wrote:
>> Yes All I am trying to do is authenticate via AD, my linux box will not be
>> hosting files. There are shares on the windows domain controller that I
>> need to mount on my linux machine however and I'm trying to figure out the
>> best way to go about that. I don't want to have my users have to type in a
>> username and password every time they want to mount the windows share as
>> that might also be against security policy.
> So no users info will be stored on the Linux machine in question, in which
> case, turn it off and unplug it, then set samba up on all the linux
> machines and join them to the domain, alter your Linux users to be also
> windows users and there you go. i.e. Linux clients can also be windows
> clients
> Rowland

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