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Re: [Samba] "Folder specified is currently mapped using a different user name and password" error

From: Robert Mattson <R.Mattson_at_nospam>
Date: Mon May 31 2010 - 07:21:16 GMT
To: Phill Edwards <philledwards@gmail.com>, "samba@lists.samba.org" <samba@lists.samba.org>

Hi Phil,

Windows will hold onto and remember the username/pw <-> server mapping to allow you to access multiple shares with the one credential set. You can use the command 'net use' to see the list of cached credentials that your machine is holding onto. You can use the command 'net use \\server /delete' if you see a mapping to \\server\IPC$, or 'net use \\server\sharename /delete' if you see \\server\sharename in the list.

If I want to map using two usernames at the one time, I map one to \\server, and another to \\192.168.0.1 as windows uses the machine name as the connection mapping identifier.

Rob

-----Original Message-----
From: samba-bounces@lists.samba.org [mailto:samba-bounces@lists.samba.org] On Behalf Of Phill Edwards
Sent: Monday, 31 May 2010 5:14 PM
To: samba@lists.samba.org
Subject: [Samba] "Folder specified is currently mapped using a different user name and password" error

I am running Samba 3.0.33 on a linux box on my home office LAN.

smb.conf has this share set up:

    [homes]
       comment = Home Directories
       browseable = yes
       read only = no
       writable = yes
       create mode = 0750

For each person in the house we map drives in their Windows 7 PCs to
the appropriate share name - eg \\server\mum, \\server\dad,
\\server\child1 etc

The problem I have is that I now need access to some of my wife's
folders, but when I try to map a drive in Windows 7 to \\server\mum I
get this error:

     The network folder specified is currently mapped using a
different user name and password.
     To connect using a different user name and password, first
disconnect any existing mappings to this network share.

How should I set things up on the Samba server to be able to do this?
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