View Full Version : Unable to Authenticate to Windows Shares

21st January 2008, 09:27 AM
I am a new MacBook user (Dec '07) and am just starting to get acquainted with OSX. I am in no way a 'newb' to computers - just new to Mac, so in any replies don't hesitate to talk 'geeky'.

Now, on to the problem. I've got 2 Windows shares that I can access fine from my MacBook, that's not the issue. The issue is that I can't authenticate as my Windows user - only a Guest which means I don't have proper permissions to access certain files and get permission denied errors when trying to read/write certain files on the shares.

The two images show the mounted shares and being connected as a guest, and then trying to authenticate.

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Upon clicking 'Connect', I am returned to the finder window with the same 'Connected as: Guest' message.

I am positive that is the correct username and password, I have even tried creating a user on the Windows machine with the same username/password combo as the MacBook's login.

Would anybody care to point me in the right direction? Any help is appreciated.

21st January 2008, 10:13 AM
What windows machine are you trying to access? XP? Vista? Something else? Is it a regular set-up or a work domain set-up? If it's XP have you shared the directory you want to access and turned simple sharing off in the Folder control panel?

21st January 2008, 10:26 AM
Sorry, I should have specified those things - it's an XP machine, regular setup. The folder is shared yes, it has to be shared in the first place to show up anyway doesn't it? Simple folder sharing is also disabled.

Edit: This article (http://www.macscoop.com/articles/2008/01/20/mac-os-x-10-5-2-update-bring-endless-list-fixes) on MacScoop talks about 10.5.2 and 'SMB guest issue resolved' (towards the bottom of the first light gray list). Maybe this is it? I doubt it, but it's just a thought.

Still appreciative of anyone who can help me out.