strange problem

Merrill Oveson moveson at
Fri Mar 25 16:25:58 MDT 2011

I fixed it.  Just after I made the post I discovered the problem and
the solution.

User Credentials were incorrect in User Accounts.

I nuked the credentials pertaining to my samba server.

Then when I type \\SAMBA_SERVER I was prompted for the credentials.

Users had typed the wrong credentials and asked that they be saved.

Of course, no one ever admits to this.  I could have saved hours if
someone had just said,
"I type the wrong credentials and saved them."

On Fri, Mar 25, 2011 at 3:52 PM, Scott Edwards <supadupa at> wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 25, 2011 at 3:15 PM, Merrill Oveson <moveson at> wrote:
>> Pluggers:
>> Maybe somebody out there has seen this....
>> "\\SAMBA_SERVER is not accessible.  You might not have permissions to
>> use this network resource.
>> Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have
>> access permissions.
>> The user name could not be found."
>> Situation:
> [snip]
>> What I've ruled out:
>> a) if I type the ip instead of the name \\SAMBA_SERVER it works
>> b) I can ping \\SAMBA_SERVER no problem
>> c) same problem if firewall on or off
>> d) It can happen if logged into the domain or not
>> e) messed with registry on windows 7 - restrictanonymous set to zero.
> In times past I've configured samba.conf to create unique log files
> per ip+client-name, and cranked up the debug level for the section in
> question.  It can get painfully verbose, so try to keep it a little
> low, and increase it if it's not noisy enough.  Keep a backup of the
> config so you can quell the noise later (after learning why it's not
> behaving like you want).
> Good luck!
> Scott Edwards
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