[Samba] connect windwos 7 to linux homes

Marc Fromm Marc.Fromm at wwu.edu
Wed Mar 12 17:05:23 MDT 2014

There Is no popup. I message is displayed that system cannot connect to all mapped drives. 

-----Original Message-----
From: Thomas Schulz [mailto:schulz at adi.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 9:43 PM
To: Marc Fromm; samba at lists.samba.org; samba at marc-muehlfeld.de
Subject: Re: [Samba] connect windwos 7 to linux homes

> 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.

Is there perhaps a pop up that does not last very long asking for a password when you first log on after the reboot? We had one user who was missing such a pop up and he finally found out that he had to watch the screen very closely after rebooting.

That said, your version of Samba is very very old. The latest in the 3.* series is 3.6.22. It may well predate Windows 7.

Tom Schulz
Applied Dynamics Intl.
schulz at adi.com

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