I have an Ubuntu 10.04 desktop (johndoe-linux) and a Win7 machine (johndoe) and I have Samba set up on Ubuntu to give full access to all users to a workspace. This is my smb.conf.
[workspace] path = /local/mnt/workspace writeable = yes guest ok = yes
Other users with identical Win7 machines are able to access my samba dir by going to Start->run and typing \\johndoe-linux\workspace. When I try from my Win7 machine, it instead prompts me for a username/password. Neither my windows, linux or smbpasswd work here. No other users get this username/password prompt and the directory immediately pops up in File Explorer.
The only difference I can think of is that my Win7 machine has the same username as my Ubuntu machine. I login to both with the same username "johndoe", but the domains and passwords are different.
Why is it prompting only me for a username/pw? Is there some Win7 security feature I need to disable? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.