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Access windows 2003 share from Solaris with samba

pepitoH asked
Last Modified: 2013-12-21
Hi solaris gurus.
I'm having trouble trying to access a windows 2003 share from my Solaris Box. I can access another windows XP, but I don't know why I can't access the win 2003 machine.
Here's an example of what I'm doing:
danno is the XP box and trucu is the win 2003.

I am getting NT_STATUS_ACCESS_DENIED with the windows 2003.

Lower you will find me smb.conf I've tried with security user, share and (domain with encrypted passwords)

# smbclient //danno/d -U administrator
added interface ip= bcast= nmask=
Domain=[TRULALA] OS=[Windows 5.1] Server=[Windows 2000 LAN Manager]
smb: \> exit
# smbclient //trucu/htdocs -U administrator
added interface ip= bcast= nmask=
Domain=[TRULALA] OS=[Windows Server 2003 3790] Server=[Windows Server 2003 5.2]
tree connect failed: NT_STATUS_ACCESS_DENIED

# cat smb.conf
# Samba config file created using SWAT
# from danno.trulala.w3.com.ar (
# Date: 2004/03/19 10:19:21
# Global parameters
        workgroup = TRULALA
        netbios name = W3SUN
        security = SHARE
        valid users = %S
        read only = No
        path = /tmp
        read only = No
        guest ok = Yes

If some helps me out with this I'll give him/her extra points.
I have searched google, read a lot of samba how2s but I can't manage to do this.
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I enable the guest account and I can access the win 2003 share.
But how can I access it without enabling the guest account.


I've also tried modifying the registry with:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\lanmanworkstation\parameters\enableplaintextpassword value= 0x00000001

And still nothing.

I'm getting very irritated with this.
For now I'm using the guest account to access the shares but I have confidential information that I need to access with a windows account.

it's a pain that M$ changes the challenge/response with every version.
Best you have a look at the docs supplied by Samba itself, they explain much better how a [BP]DC works than M4 itself ;-)

Probably your Solaris needs to be a member of the domain
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The latest Samba (3.xxxx:-) should support this. Have seen at least smbclient access success.

-- Glenn


Alf666 you are the man!

Thanks a lot.
This stuff gave me a lot of headaches.

You can collect some extra points here:


Hey.. Alf666
after I edited in regedit that key, I can't manage to logon my PDC with remote desktop.

Do you know what could do this?
Do I have to edit any other registry key?
Does enablesecuritysignature have to be the same as requiresecuritysignature.?


Which one is your PDC ?

Is the one you changed the registry key on the remote desktop client or the server ?


I fixed restarting the machine.

I think that the commands:
  net stop srv
  net start srv
.. didn't work quite well.

I also read here: https://www.experts-exchange.com/Networking/Linux_Networking/Q_20753133.html
that windows 2003 after 4-8 hours changes the registry value again to 1. And you can solve that issue with this link. May be helpful for somene else.


Sorry Alf666...
but I think this registry change affected my IIS directory security.

I'll explain: I have some virtual directories in IIS that have Authentication Methods / Integrated Windows authenticaction. And I can't access these directories with the registry hack.

Do you know if there's a solution for this problem.
Thanks again.

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