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I have a linux backup server that I had to deploy today.

Samba is configured as

security = server

the server is my windows domain controller.

4-5 users can connect with no problem. Everyone else is prompted for a user name & password. Using their regular username and password does not allow connection.

All users can connect to the windows domain controller. And users that can not connect are able to ping the linux server.

ANy suggestions?
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anybody..?
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Is it possible that Linux does not like certain special characters that a user my have in their password?
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This problem is user based and not computer based. An individual who can logon to the linux server will be able to do so from any computer, those who can not logon won't be able to from all computers.
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Where can I see a log in linux that will show me logon attempts, and give me a diagnostic as to why the logo failed?
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The Logs of most Linux distro's are text files located under /var/log. As I don't really use samba as DC I'm not sure how authentication works in that configuration. But normal Linux user accounts can only use standard letters of the alphabet in their names, no punctuation marks or spaces etc. The Password itself shouldn't matter (but there could possibly be an issue if keyboard mappings are special, as particularly special characters map to different keys in different languages). But again as far as I know the Linux user accounts and those used in Samba and Active Directory are stored and handled differently and so the normal Linux ways probably don't apply for that.

One thing though , these users you can't log in with, have you created their accounts in all the right places on the Server?
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One thing though , these users you can't log in with, have you created their accounts in all the right places on the Server?

I created them in the same way on the Linux box.
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