Samba: the account is not authorized to log in

Mikkel L. Ellertson mikkel at
Sat Jun 23 20:23:11 UTC 2007

Paul Smith wrote:
> 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?
> Paulo
I missed it the first time I looked - you are not using encrypted
passwords. (encrypt passwords = no ) If I remember correctly,
Windows 2k will not use plain text passwords without a registry
patch. So you are going to want to change your Samba config to use
encrypted passwords.


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