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Drive Mapping on XP Media Center Edition

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Hi,

This sounds so simple it is untrue but I can't get it to work for the life of me.

A client has an OS X Server running Samba to which many windows clients can connect.  There is one rotten egg, though.

One machine is running Windows XP Media Center Edition (SP 3) and this can't map a network drive, whether connected to the Local LAN or over a VPN connection.  The machine can ping the server.  Trawling through the server logs, it doesn't even look as though the machine is trying to connect to the server as there are no log entries relating to that machine at all.

I've read that XP Media Center Edition is limited in that it can't connect to a Domain, but this isn't even connecting to a network share.  Is this another limitation?

Anyone come across this before?

Cheers,

Stu
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Hey Stu,  i came across this before, hope this can help:

did you check the samba smbpasswd file to see which users are valid?

that's where i ran into - after inserting the correct user/pswd everything was ok....

hope that's useful....

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Why would that change?

Will have a look and see if that solves the problem.

Thanks,

Stu

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Commented:
OK, where is the actual smbpasswd file located?

There is only one file on this system called smbpasswd and it is the binary for controlling the addition of users, etc.  How do you list Samba users?  There is no reference to an smbpasswd file within smb.conf.

Cheers,

Stu
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