This was the last bug I’ve encountered when trying to get my music collection running inside a Squeezeserver. I’ve bought a ReadyNAS Duo, and created two public shares, Aleks & Ingrid. Those were also the login names on my XP machine. Trying to network browser the server gave me:
“Logon failure: account currently disabled.”
Googling for the error was not helpful, so I am writing this post for those of you who are being driven mad by this problem right now.
The problem is that ReadyNAS is creating users “Aleks” and “Ingrid” on samba, whose accounts are disabled. When your XP machine helpfully tries to log in as Aleks, it gets denied. The solution is:
- Get ssh running on your ReadyNAS (see http://www.readynas.com Developer’s Corner)
- Login as root, and run smbpasswd to change password for your user names. Make them match passwords on you XP. Mine were blank.
- You should be able to browse and connect to the server.