Samba: the account is not authorized to log in

Paul Smith phhs80 at
Sat Jun 23 19:07:39 UTC 2007

On 6/23/07, Mikkel L. Ellertson <mikkel at> wrote:
> > I cannot connect from a Windows2000 virtual machine (VMware Server) to
> > a samba directory, as I get (in Windows2000) the following message:
> >
> > "The account is not authorized to log in from this station". The
> > output of 'testparm' is below.
> >
> > Any ideas?
> Dumb question - did you add the user you want to log in as using
> "smbpasswd -a"? Samba has to maintain its own password database when
> using encrypted passwords because Windows Networking uses a
> different encryption algorithm. (You can configure Samba to use a
> domain controller instead for passwords...)

Thanks, Mikkel. Yes, I did use "smbpasswd -a". Any further ideas?


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