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Windows 10 Pro PC trying to map drive to Fedora 29 server and authentication failing

asked 2019-03-15 11:20:43 -0500

pearlcfam gravatar image

I have a Windows 10 Pro box trying to access a Fedora 29 server box via File Explorer. Windows detects the server and Samba is active on the Fedora Box, firewall disabled (temporarily). The PC is a member of "WORKGROUP" not using a domain. Samba domain on the Fedora box is set to "WORKGROUP". I am getting an authentication failure even though I am 100% sure I am using the correct username and password for the Fedora box. I would like to be able to explore and manipulate files on the Fedora box from the windows machine. I've confirmed sharing is active on the computer as well. I can successfully using putty login to the Fedora box with the same user and password i am trying through the file windows explorer that wont authenticate. SMB is active on the windows machine. Thanks for helping

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I guess you should show us your /etc/samba/smb.conf

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2019-03-15 13:14:03 -0500 )edit

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answered 2019-03-15 14:23:33 -0500

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adding a user to samba solved this problem, $ sudo smbpasswd -a username

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