[Samba] connect windwos 7 to linux homes

Marc Fromm Marc.Fromm at wwu.edu
Tue Mar 11 16:43:45 MDT 2014

I map the driver using windows 7 Map Network Drive tool by entering \\server.name\homes in the folder box, select Reconnect at logon, click Connect using different credentials, click finish, provide my linux samba user name and password. I am then connected to my home directory on the linux box until a reboot.

Upon reboot the mapped drive no longer works as described below and I must delete it and create a new one to connect again.

-----Original Message-----
From: Marc Muehlfeld [mailto:samba at marc-muehlfeld.de] 
Sent: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 2:58 PM
To: Marc Fromm; samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: Re: [Samba] connect windwos 7 to linux homes

Hello Marc

Am 11.03.2014 21:32, schrieb Marc Fromm:
> With windows XP this worked perfect. I would map a network drive to \\servername\homes<file:///\\servername\homes>, provide my linux samba user account and it would stay functional between reboots.
> With windows 7 I can map the network drive as in XP but after a reboot the mapped drive to the linux samba homes share breaks with the message Microsoft windows network: multiple connections to a server or shared resource by same user .... Are not allowed.
> What needs to be changed so Windows 7 can retain the connection?
> Samba 3.0.33 on RHEL 5.2

How do you map the share? Via logonscript or is mapped as home share? Or was it mapped through Windows with the "remember" option?

I guess you had mapped the share on Win7 manually on windows with the "always do on logon" option. And then you try to mount the share via logon script or some other automatic way, what results in "already mapped" message.

But this is just a guess, as you gave not very much information about your environment and how you map the shares, etc.


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