[sclug] Samaba question

Tim tim at holmes.name
Wed Dec 7 12:03:07 UTC 2005

Thanks for that Chris
have added the mapping
but I now get TRANQUILITY\tim holmes from the Windows XP box

Chris Aitken wrote:

>>Hi all
>>I have a small and probably stupid question about XP and Samba.
>>I am trying to log on to a samba server from XP and although 
>>I have a 'tim' account on the samba server it wont log on. It 
>>reflects back TRANQUILITY\tim - tranquility being the name of 
>>the windows machine.
>>Looking through books and the web there is the implication 
>>that I need a machine Id added to the samaba server, but this 
>>connection was working before I left to Egypt without a 
>>machine account on the Samba server.
>>Any thoughts ?
>You will only need a machine account if the XP machine is part of a domain.
>This does appear to be an XP issue, as my workstation (part of a domain)
>insists on prepending the domain before my username. 
>To get round this, if you log on to your workstation & samba as 'tim', map
>the user name 'tim holmes' to tim (on samba), and log into samba as 'tim

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