[Samba] some users can't access Samba Share

Daniel Müller mueller at tropenklinik.de
Tue Mar 11 01:35:08 MDT 2014

What  sort of samba do you use, 3 or 4 series?
With W7X64 there could be an issue with the 3 series.
So you should play with the local security LM and NTLM things .

Good Luck

EDV Daniel Müller

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Auftrag von Paul Kean
Gesendet: Dienstag, 11. März 2014 04:12
An: samba at lists.samba.org
Betreff: [Samba] some users can't access Samba Share


I'm very new at using Samba and this problem is driving me crazy. I also
realize that this problem may not be a Samba issue, but...

I have a home network consisting of 4 Win7 PCs and a Linux Server running
Ubuntu 13.10. 

I have set up the Samba config to create an open share on the Server. I just
want anybody in my home network to able to store and delete files on the

Now three of the users can do this with no problem, but the fourth user
(which happens to be my PC) cannot. I can see the server in the Win Network
view but when I try to open it, I get asked for a userid/pw. If I enter my
Linux account details, then the share shows up, but I do not have write
access, which makes it fairly useless.
I found one post on a forum that it was not a good idea to have a Linux user
and windows user with the same userid, for Samba purposes, so I deleted the
Linux user and created a new one, but it made no difference.

I have been using tcpdump on the server to try to see what the difference is
between the good and bad cases, but as I'm not sure what I'm looking for,
that has not been helpful either.

The fact that three users can use the share OK, makes me think its a problem
with my PC, but I have no idea what. The PC is relatively new installation
of Win7 Professional 64bit and the server is a very new installation of
Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit server edition.

Has anybody had a problem like this and solved it or have any idea what
could be going wrong.

Thanks for any help
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