Re: Samba asks for Windows Password
I have spent 2 days on this. There is a huge amount of mis-information out there to google and try. Even the Information Article from Microsoft is wrong, they leave out steps. The Microsoft Forums do not care. XP even has a problem with Win7.
Out of all the "recipes", "howtos", forums, you name it, there might be bandaid fixes for certain hardware configurations of networks. I get limited access, wired DNS-router, using the current Samba on the Ubuntu end. HomeNetwork on the Winny7 end; a user profile without a password. That user has a library and a shared printer in user/public.
[Ubuntu menu]> Places -> Network (dbl-click) Windows Network <icon>. Is the 'magic sesame" that shows <WORKGROUP icon> dbl-click <COMPUTER-A icon> then all the folder... BUT you can only look at contents inside of /Public. The connection is bookmarked. That bookmark will be the only chance to tunnel back into Win7 files. Going back through Nautilus-Network hangs.
Any ip addressing, any NetBios (human label), any Windows Share, any password, Guest, UbuntuName etc... that all has to be done in the samba config file. You will waste FOREVER AND A DAY trying to do it that way.
If anybody can actually help you with the password feature, bring it on. I want to hear about it. The Ubuntu staff cannot connect Win7 network accounts.
Excuse, but the Windows Live Assistant removal makes no difference. That may have been a great hack 4 or 5 months ago, but with the current releases of Win7 vs. Samba, removing Live Assistant is an exercise in aggravation.
Last edited by Unterseeboot_234; July 23rd, 2010 at 09:54 PM.
Reason: Windows Live Azz - a -sintant. comment
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