Vista, Network Drives & Samba

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Aprox, Jan 31, 2007.

  1. Aprox

    Aprox Moderator Political User

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    I got a question regarding Vista network drives and if its relevant Samba. I run a file/web server that uses samba. It works great in XP, but in vista I had some trouble getting it to work right but after some poking around and some Google searches I was able to get it connected to my server. Now though, I'm having trouble keeping it connected. Whenever I reboot my computer the network drive will not connect automatically, I have to double click it and type in my password every time. I have remapped it several times trying to get it to stick, but it just wont. Does anyone have any ideas?
     
  2. NetRyder

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    I'm guessing you already checked the "Reconnect at logon" box in the Map Network Drive wizard. Did you also click the "Connect using a different user name" link and enter the credentials before mapping the drive?
     
  3. Aprox

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    Yep, I did both of those things. I can't figure why its not working correctly.
     
  4. j79zlr

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    Welcome to Vista! Lets change the SMB protocol so we can break linux!
     
  5. Aprox

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    heh, yeah perhaps. Do you think it could have anything to do with my version of Samba? I'm not sure I want to go through the headache of updating and configuring it though... :(
     
  6. NetRyder

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    So does the problem crop up only with samba shares? Have you tried mapping a password-protected network share of another Windows (not Vista) machine to see if it still happens?
     
  7. j79zlr

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    Honestly, I am not sure what they changed with SMB, but I know they modified it and I've read that there will be some incompatibilities.

    Not sure why you have to type in a password, you should never have to do that. Is the Vista user a user in the samba backend?
     
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    And it starts lets bash Vista and make Linux look good !! :rolleyes:
     
  9. Electronic Punk

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    I actually read that it was a Samba problem and they were working on it -- as it affected Xbox MediaCenter as well.