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I have installed Samba onto Ubuntu 12.04 Server but I can't login as it says my password is incorrect but I am the only user so there are no other passwords.

I have tried changing the password through the terminal but nothing is working.

Any advice for a newbie is very much appreciated.

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Did you setup your share properly? I didn't have mine right apparently. I used these settings: ubuntuserverhelp.com/basic-samba-configuration – Ben Sep 10 '12 at 0:30

This is how I resolved the issue.

from a terminal box type sudo smbpasswd -a <user name> you'll be asked for a password, use your normal one

then you'll be asked for a new "SMB" password... sync it with the usual one by typing in you password again then confirming it...

Shares were instantly accessible from Win7 using Ubuntu user name and password

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THANK YOU!! I encountered this same problem on Linux Mint 17.2! Now to figure out how to get anonymous browsing working. ;-) – Jesse the Wind Wanderer Dec 21 '15 at 10:51
    
Solved my problem too. VIrtualBox; Host: OS-X-10.11; Guest: Ubuntu-14.04. – MNVOH Feb 4 at 18:23

What did you use to change your password? Samba does not automatically use your user password, your first have to add your user to samba with smbpasswd -a <user>

*from http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/adding-a-user-to-a-samba-smb-share/

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I opened the terminal and typed smbpasswd -a NAME – Luke Aug 30 '12 at 11:27
    
i then added a password but i cant get it to work – Luke Aug 30 '12 at 11:28

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