$(subj), it appears to be what root user is denied by default for all of the shares. I'm trying to reproduce Windows administrative share.
Do you have a password set in Samba (not in the system passwd file) for root ? You should be able to set such a password by running
You should be putting up your smb.conf so that we can actually assess the problem. Anyway here's a hint:
is part of the default smb.conf.
Well then. Is root a valid smbuser, yet? Then try explicitly allowing root :
And try something like this: