We have Samba 3.0.20 running on Debian test/lenny.
Here is our /etc/samba/smb.conf
# Samba configuration file
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)
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?