I need some help mounting a Linux Samba share to a Windows box. The Linux server is RedHat RHEL5, Samba 3.0. I'm testing on a Windows 7 desktop, but the perl script executing the command runs on a Windows 2003 server. I am able to successfully mount the Linux Samba share to my desktop using the net use command and my Actvice Directory domain account with this syntax.
net use x: \\grape\netusetest /user:ABC\cathysmith
But what I need to do is to use a local Linux account that is not defined in Active Directory. I get prompted for the password, but get "Access is denied" using this syntax:
net use x: \\grape\netusetest /user:grape\cathy
I'm not getting anything useful from the smbd log.
My smb.conf file looks like:
comment = NetUse TestDirectory
browseable = yes
public = no
path = /apps/netusetest
valid users = cathysmith,cathy
writable = no
force group = apache
force user = root
The /apps/netusetest directory is owned by root:apache with permissions 777.
Thanks for your help.