I have a home network with the following computers:
- Windows XP SP3 (workgroup: MSHOME)
- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Samba, workgroup: MSHOME)
- Windows 7 Ultimate company laptop (domain: XYZ)
XP <--> Ubuntu works fine
Both XP and Ubuntu are on the same workgroup, and they can access each other's shares just fine.
Win 7 <--> XP works fine
My Win 7 work laptop (member of a domain) can also access shares on the XP box (using credentials
<password>), even though the laptop is not a member of the MSHOME workgroup.
Win 7 <--> Ubuntu ... not so much
For some reason, I can't access shares on the Ubuntu box from my laptop. I can see the shares if I type
\\<hostname>\ into Win7 Explorer. However, clicking on a displayed share in Explorer produces a credentials prompt, and no matter what I enter, I get a permission denied message.
Interestingly, I get a slightly different error message if I type in an intentionally incorrect password, so I believe things are working up to a point...
The Samba Server Configuration app in Ubuntu has some different Authentication Mode settings. The default is User, and I haven't changed it.
Has anyone dealt with this configuration (Win7-domain / Samba-workgroup)?
Any help would be greatly appreciated. I've been searching online and trying various things, but no joy. I don't know how to see what's actually happening behind the scenes, so it's just down to trying every combination I can think of until it works...