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Posted on 2004-10-16
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I currently have a 2000 server and am switching over to a Linux Appliance server which is running
Samba 2.2.8a. There is no command line structure web based set-up only.

I'm not sure if this is a Windows problem or Samba but here it goes.

Under 2000 Profesional (also need info for 98SE clients), on the Samba server I set-up multiple users no passwords. From a Windows based workstation I cannot login as only user, when I add password to Samba set-up I login no problem. But when I map a drive on Windows with the reconnect at login, even though I put in the desired username and password (so it remembers it for the mapping) when the workstation reboots it still asks me for the password. My client does not want a password input on the stations. Also the user names from the 2000 server were not carried over. The client want all new users on the samba server, which I did. The network was setup as workgroup no domain here.

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Hi :-)

This is an issue I have dealt with a long time ago (not on this site).

You cannot log-on without a password because the default linux PAM policy does not allow null passwords.

Your best policy would be to create users on the Linux server that match the ones on the Windows clients (both 2000 and 98 based). For this to work, the 2000 workstation needs to be able to connect to the server without the 'Connect As' dialog.

If the workstations log on to a domain, then I would recommend joining the Linux server to that domain as well.

Enjoy!
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