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# 8  
Old 12-01-2001
If you are using WINS, do in DOS mode, nbtstat -R and nbtstat -RR to purge the netbios records on the laptop which have the problem. If you are using lmhosts, verify the entries inside.

Good luck.
# 9  
Old 12-03-2001
annececile,
After I did nbtstat -R and nbtstat -RR. now none of our laptops can go in. any ideas!
# 10  
Old 12-03-2001
Do you verify WINS configuration on your laptop ? Is your server register in the WINS database ?
You can try to add your server in the lmhosts file. After adding, you need to reboot. Could you map the drive manually after log on or not ?
# 11  
Old 12-03-2001
done everything, still can not map manually to the shared on UNIX.
# 12  
Old 12-03-2001
Are other users can map it ? From NT Workstation for example if you have. Do you have check the nmbd and smbd log on your server ? It can be also NIS problem. Do you join NIS from your server ?
If you've got errors in your logs, post them, I'll can try to help you to analyse.
Good luck.
# 13  
Old 12-07-2001
i would say start with the passwords. How are they being handled.

1) they authenticate to unix with a unix password?
2) they authenticate to unix and it gets handed off to a PDC/BDC (nt machine)

alot of times when users log in there account gets locked for incorrect password so they can not get the mappings for samba shares.
# 14  
Old 12-07-2001
guys,
thanks for the help and ideas. I got it working now by using smbpasswd -a userid to add users to samba paswd.

thanks sooooo much....

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