[Samba] Access to Windows 2016 server works with IP but not with netbios name

Rowland Penny rpenny at samba.org
Fri Jan 12 16:25:49 UTC 2018

On Fri, 12 Jan 2018 11:20:37 -0500
Rob Marshall via samba <samba at lists.samba.org> wrote:

> Hi,
> I just tried again and there's a window that says something about
> "looking for credentials file..." that pops up before I get the
> "Access is denied" and the login window. I don't know what that
> means, but since the window is only there very briefly I probably
> missed it on my earlier attempts.
> Thanks,
> Rob
> On Fri, Jan 12, 2018 at 11:16 AM, Rob Marshall
> <rob.marshall17 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > The client is a Windows 2008 R2 server. I don't know what you mean
> > by classic vs. AD. I assume it's AD, but how would I check?
> >
> > I see the same problem, i.e. "Access is denied" and a window to
> > enter the username/password, if I use the fully qualified name.
> >

It might help if you posted the smb.conf from the Samba machine.


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