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I just installed SuSE 9.0 Pro on a new server, and set-up SAMBA so that my 3 WinXP workstations could access the shared directories I created. I also used smbpasswd to create the smb passwords for the users. I created a “user” using the name of each of the computers that would be access the shared directories (i.e. moroniPC, almaPC, mosiahPC and nephiPC and also entered all of these in to the “users” group).
After configuring SAMBA, I was able to map a network drive on almaPC to each of the shared directories on the server. However, when I tried to map drives on any subsequent workstation (moroniPC, mosiahPC and nephiPC), I received the Windows error message:
“The network folder specified is currently mapped using a different user name and password. To connect using a different user name and password, first disconnect any existing mappings to this network share.”
After clearing that message, I immediately get a second Windows message stating:
‘The mapped network drive could not be created because the following error has occurred:
Multiple connections to a server or shared resource by the same user using more than one user name are not allowed. Disconnect all previous connections to the server or shared resource and try again”
I also tried to connect using a different user name (a valid user of the server with root privileges) and received the same message.
How did Bill Gates know that I was “the same user using more than one user name”? (Fingerprints from the keyboard matched to a gigantic dBase? That’s scary!) But that aside, what do I need to do so that all the workstations can access the shared directories on the server?
Here is a sample scripting for one of the shared directories:
comment = Working Directory
path = /home/shared/working
write list = @users marvin
force group = @users
create mask = 0664
directory mask = 0775