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Old 07-26-2004, 04:02 AM   #1
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Windows XP Setup for user verification with Samba file server

Have samba running on a suse 9 machine and I have 15 Windows XP machines on the network who all use the same login in information (Windows XP user login). This user login is used to allow them onto the samba server. Most WinXP machines don't have a problem logging onto the server but a few refuses to and you have to manually enter the user info and password to access the server? I have not found any differences in the setup of the windows xp machines and they have the same updates... what have I missed


Old 07-26-2004, 05:17 PM   #2
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do all the windowsXP machines have the same workgroup name, case sensitive?
do all the windowsXP machines have a unique name?
do you have a machine account for all the windowsXP machines?
what version of samba?
please post the global section of your smb.conf
Old 07-28-2004, 04:51 PM   #3
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Also, did you check the local machine policies on the XPs ??
I know some versions of Samba dont like encrypted channels...

Option 1: Manual registry editing
Start Regedit, navigate to:


and change




Option 2: The only way Microsoft advocate changing this setting
Use Control Panel to open Local Security Policy in the Administrative Tools.
Navigate to Local Policies / Security Options.
Double-click Domain Member: Digitally encrypt or sign secure channel data (always).
Press Disabled.
Press Apply and OK.


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