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Samba with wins support not able to connect from winxp clients

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
        comment = No Comment
        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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Morne LateganCommented:
Have you tried to connect to:


You can type it into start->Run
dr34m3rsAuthor Commented:
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.
Morne LateganCommented:
Make it

root:nobody 770

That would allow the guest account (nobody) to write to it.
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dr34m3rsAuthor Commented:
Wow, it is finally working!! Thank you so much for all your help! I have learned a LOT from this.
dr34m3rsAuthor Commented:
Morne LateganCommented:
You're welcome :)

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