Samba share like windows
kenneth at uvlug.org
Sat Feb 12 09:19:15 MST 2005
Kenneth Burgener wrote:
> I am trying to get my Samba server to share out shares just like a
> Windows machine would. I have it working quite nicely except for one
> I have 3 windows XP Pro machines and 1 samba server. When one of the
> windows machines connects to the samba server \\linux I see my shares
> and can access all of them that are available for guest access.
> The problem is when I try to connect to a non guest share such as the
> "files" share. I connect to the "files" share via start -> run ->
> "\\linux\files". I get a window that says "Connecting to linux". There
> is a box for me to type in my password, but the box that says User Name
> is grayed out with the contents of "linux\Guest". I don't want to use
> guest, I need to use the kenneth account.
> I was able to manually force a connection to the share, using the user
> name kenneth, by using "net use \\linux\files /user:kenneth"
> C:\>net use \\linux\files /user:kenneth
> The command completed successfully.
> Two things concern me here. First it didn't ask for a password, but I
> am still able to connect to the share. Second I don't want to be having
> to use net use every time I create a share with a different user.
> What can I do to make it so that it asks for a specific user name?
> # Samba config file created using SWAT
> # from 192.168.0.116 (192.168.0.116)
> # Date: 2005/02/11 12:42:48
> # Global parameters
> server string =
> security = SHARE
> guest account = samba
> path = /files
> valid users = kenneth
> force user = kenneth
> read only = No
> create mask = 0600
> directory mask = 0700
> only user = Yes
> browseable = No
> path = /files/Share
> guest ok = Yes
> kenneth at uvlug.org
A quick update.
The reason it wasn't asking for a password is because the current
windows user has the same password as the "kenneth" samba user. Even
though they are different user names, apparently it tried to use the
I am still having the issue with it only requesting password for the
Guest account and not for the kenneth account.
C:\Documents and Settings\kd7edh>net use \\linux\files
The password is invalid for \\linux\files.
To connect linux\Guest to linux, press ENTER, or type a new user name:
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