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Old 07-17-2008, 10:26 AM   #1
Noffie
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Question (Samba 3.0.20) Vista prompts for username, XP prompts just for password


We have Samba 3.0.20 running on Debian test/lenny.

Here is our /etc/samba/smb.conf

Code:
# Samba configuration file

[global]
        workgroup = WORKGROUP
        netbios name = DELLSERVER
        security = SHARE
        guest account = smbpub
        passwd chat = *Enter\snew\sUNIX\spassword:* %n\n *Retype\snew\sUNIX\spassword:* %n\n .

        log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
        max log size = 1000

        load printers = no
        printing = cups
        printcap name = cups

        preferred master = Yes
        dns proxy = No
        panic action = /usr/share/samba/panic-action %d
        admin users = root
        write list = root

# Our password protected 'public' share (same password for all)
[ims_public]
        comment = IMS Secure Share
        path = /home/ims_share
        username = imsuser
        read only = No
This configuration works great for all the Windows XP Pro workstations we have on this network. They click on the 'ims_public' share, and they get a password prompt... entering the password, they see the files in the share. The problem is that one lady that works here has a laptop with Windows Vista on it. When she tries to access the 'ims_public' share, she gets a prompt for username and password. If I try just entering our password, Vista says I need a username, and seems to not even attempt authenticating. So I try 'ims_user' for the username, and it doesn't work.

I finally did get something to budge by trying 'dellserver\Guest' as the username, but I had to enter that a couple of times and then it went through. Maybe I should have tried just entering out password multiple times?

Any ideas why Vista prompts for the username when XP knows not to?
 
Old 07-19-2008, 03:23 AM   #2
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let me know how was u entering to this linux server?i mean netbios name or ip address.
 
Old 07-21-2008, 10:26 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by aunglay View Post
let me know how was u entering to this linux server?i mean netbios name or ip address.
Well, I'm not 100% sure, but I'm guessing it was NETBIOS name, since we went to "Network" in Vista, then clicked on the computer 'dellserver' in the list of computers on the LAN, and then clicked on the file share.
 
  


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