Vista, Network Drives & Samba

Aprox

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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?
 

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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?
 

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

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

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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... :(
 

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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?
 

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

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