Hi there Linux newbie so please bare with me. I am currently having some fun trying to set up an addition linux file server on my ADS domain . Using samba i have managed to join the the linux box to the domain, i.e. 'net join ads'. No problems there, and it is now visable via 'neighbourhood network' on the windows side. I have set up a couple of shared folders on the linux box, which are also visable. However when I try to access the shares i have set up in samba i get a username and password prompt. When i enter user name and password I still cannot access the shares, and the prompt just re-appears . Here is my smb.conf: [global] workgroup = MYDOMAIN realm = MYDOMAIN.NET server string = samba file server security = ADS password server = win2ksvr1 log level = 3 log file = /var/log/samba/%m max log size = 50 server signing = auto printcap name = cups preferred master = No domain master = No wins support = Yes ldap ssl = no idmap uid = 10000-20000 idmap gid = 10000-20000 winbind separator = + [homes] comment = Home Directories valid users = %S read only = No browseable = No [printers] comment = All Printers path = /tmp guest ok = Yes printable = Yes browseable = No [Public] comment = Public path = /home/samba/Public valid users = @users, @MYDOMAIN+all, users force group = users MYDOMAIN+all users read only = No create mask = 0660 directory mask = 0771 and my smbusers like this: # Unix_name = SMB_name1 SMB_name2 ... root = administrator admin nobody = guest pcguest smbguest MYDOMAIN+testuser = testuser users = MYDOMAIN+all users I get a feeling that i have not set up the samba properly, i.e. password confirm, allowed users, etc. Also the file smbpasswd is empty. Any help greatly appreciated. Thanks.