[CentOS] Samba config for Windows on VMWare

Mark Hull-Richter mhull-richter at datallegro.com
Fri Mar 23 22:18:36 UTC 2007

> -----Original Message-----
> From: centos-bounces at centos.org [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On
> Behalf Of John R Pierce
> Sent: Friday, March 23, 2007 2:28 PM
> To: CentOS mailing list
> Subject: Re: [CentOS] Samba config for Windows on VMWare
> security=SHARE is for old school win95 networks, with global passwords
> on each share, I'd avoid that entirely.
> use `security=USER`, then read up on smbpasswd. create linux user
> accounts for each Windows user (same username as they log onto Windows
> with), then use smbpasswd to set their Samba password to match their
> Windows login password. Samba can't use their Linux password as SMB
> networking and Linux use completely different password hashes.
Okay, but (I had to have a but in there), I did not set up the Windows
account, and it has a space, and a hyphen, in it (Mark Hull-Richter).
Does that work on Linux, or should I go to the trouble of making a new
Windows account with a simple name, transferring all the settings and
files and so on, etc.?

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