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I have a smb share : \mysmb\www

When connection from Windows XP all runs fine. When connecting from Windows 7 I got an error like 'wrong password'.

In smbd log I can see :

  Invalid username/password for [IPC$]

I think this means that Windows7 always trys to access IPC$ instead of www. Windows XP uses -correctly - www as share name.

Any Ideas how to fix this?


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IPC$ standards for Inter Process Communication, the $ sign indicates it is hidden. The IPC$ share is used for all kinds of non-filesystem operations, like account management, printing, etc.

Windows 7 is probably doing some other operation first (getting more information about the user?) before it tries to open the www share. The fact that is uses IPC$ isn't wrong, although admittedly confusing.

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thanks. seems that I have to configure access to IPC$ separately. will give feedback on this – thorsten Aug 3 '12 at 14:34

Use the correct password and you shouldn't get a "wrong password" error. Windows 7 is connecting to IPC$ before connecting to WWW. Once the connection is working correctly, Windows 7 will go on to access the resource you requested.

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I'm using the same credentials from windows7 and windows XP – thorsten Aug 3 '12 at 14:33
@thorsten: I believe you may be entering the same username and password, but the OS is likely trying to authenticate differently. – David Schwartz Aug 3 '12 at 14:38
have investigated it using wireshark. yes! windows xp uses DOMAIN\user Windows 7 uses \user. But there are other differences in communication too - especially in Session Setup AndX Requests – thorsten Aug 3 '12 at 14:44

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