[olug] Connecting Windows7 Home Premium to SAMBA

Sean Sinclair seanfsinclair at gmail.com
Sat Jul 16 13:13:12 UTC 2011

What I had to do is set in samba, call my user account on Ubuntu the
guest account. then on the windows 7 machine I simply clicked on the
folder on the machine where the files are actually on.
On Sat, 2011-07-16 at 03:08 -0500, Kevin wrote:
> Have you tried nothing, Guest/guest, and other similar defaults?
> Alternatively, create a userid/password in smb on the Linux server and tell
> Win7 to remember the credentials.
> On Jul 15, 2011 7:20 PM, "Paul Lewis" <phldml3 at cox.net> wrote:
> > I had to buy a new computer and it came with Windoze 7 Home Premium
> > version on it. I connected it to the internet last evening and most
> > things worked immediately. I have shared files on a SAMBA server that
> > I'm not able to access from the new machine. All my searches on the
> > internet suggest changes to the 'local security policy' editor, but Win7
> > Home Premium doesn't have that on it....so how can I get my computer to
> > connect up to the SAMBA Server.
> >
> > I am able to 'see' the SAMBA server in "My Computer", but when I click
> > on it it asks for a userid and pswd. Under XP and Linux there were
> > none. Any suggestions on which why to progress would be greatly
> > appreciated.
> >
> > Paul
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