Vista and Samba Question

cgregan at cgregan at
Fri Jan 11 16:04:08 GMT 2008

Since the rest of the list might also want to know, and I forgot to  
include them:

Looks like the issue is Vista security policy is set to only use  
NTLMv2 authentication. This can be adjusted in Vista.

It also appears as though the Samba team has worked out this issue on  
their side by adding NTLMv2 Authentication to Samba in v3

Here are the details for changing the policy in Vista:

Please let us all know if this fixes the issue.

Chris Gregan
cgregan at
Open Source Migration Specialist/Founder
Aptenix Desktop Solutions
New Market, MD

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Quoting Ron Swift <rswift at>:

> Has anyone had experience mapping a Windows Vista machine drive to a
> secured drive on a Ubuntu Dapper server running samba 3.0.22. Win XP Pro
> machines work just fine but a new Win Vista business machine complains
> about incorrect user/password then sometimes connects but later loses
> the connection and will not re-connect. It will not connect at all to
> the users home directory on the server.
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