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I have a MacBook Pro (OS X 10.8.4) and a Windows 7 Ultimate machine. I can't connect to the latter because of incorrect password or login. I tried to create several users on Windows machine and even created quest user and it also does not work. On the Windows machine:

  • network discovery turned on
  • file and printer sharing turned on
  • public sharing turned on
  • firewall switched off

Also I can connect to Filezilla's FTP server and RDC Mac client works fine but SMB doesn't want to work at all.

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it took me some time to figure out that MBP meant Mac Book Pro. –  Frank Thomas Jul 14 '13 at 18:33
    
not sure how MACs do samba, but from a linux perspective, one important step is to make sure both systems allow the same authentication protocol. I recommend NTLMv2 or better. in smb.conf, its 'client auth NTLMv2 auth = yes' –  Frank Thomas Jul 14 '13 at 18:36
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