Samba with wins support not able to connect from winxp clients

Posted on 2009-04-28
Last Modified: 2013-12-02
I have a samba server running and configured. I can login to the local shares but none of my windows clients can see my linux shares. I have setup wins on samba and one of my xp clients is pointing to the wins server on (advanced tcp settings in windows). I also enabled "netbios over tcp" under the advanced settings.

All I need to do at this point is get my windows computers to see the linux shares.

Thank you for any help on this!
smb.conf file:


        log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m

        guest account = nobody

        socket options = TCP_NODELAY

        encrypt passwords = yes

        passdb backend = tdbsam

        allow hosts = 127. 192.168.1.

        interfaces = lo, eth0

        wins support = true

        name resolve order = wins lmhosts hosts bcast

        dns proxy = no

;       cups options = raw

        netbios name = linux01

        writeable = yes

        wide links = no

        delete readonly = yes

        default = global

        workgroup = linuxgroup

        os level = 65

        invalid users = root

        security = share

;       create mode = 755

        max log size = 50

;       revalidate = yes

;       client lanman auth = yes

;       lanman auth = yes

        domain master = yes

        smb ports = 139


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        path = /share

        writable = yes

        browsable = yes

        available = yes

        guest ok = yes


        comment = No comment

        path = /filestor002/share

        writable = yes

        browsable = yes

        available = yes

        guest ok = yes

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Question by:dr34m3rs
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    Expert Comment

    Have you tried to connect to:


    You can type it into start->Run
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    Author Comment

    It worked but...  I can't create files? It says "unable to create the file 'new text document.txt' - access is denied...  

    I have writable = yes in my smb.conf file. Where should I look? My permissions are root:root 755 for the share directories...  should they be 777?

    Thank you very much for all your help.
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    Accepted Solution

    Make it

    root:nobody 770

    That would allow the guest account (nobody) to write to it.
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    Author Comment

    Wow, it is finally working!! Thank you so much for all your help! I have learned a LOT from this.
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    You're welcome :)

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