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After upgrading to Vista SP1, I ran in to some problems between my computer and my Fedora Core 6 Samba 3.0.24 server.  I have my Wordpress software directory mounted from the Linux server to my Vista SP1 computer to make adding plug-ins easy.  All I do is copy the new plug-in from my computer to the Wordpress share and it is added.  This worked fine until a few days ago when I suddenly started to get “access denied” when copying the files.  I concluded the problem was the fault of Vista SP1 after the following troubleshooting:

  • No changes had been made to the Samba configuration for quite some time.
  • All file permissions on the Samba server were correct.
  • Mac OS X Leopard was functioning correctly with no changes required.
  • Windows XP SP2 was functioning correctly with no changes required.

After checking the latest version of Samba (3.0.28a at this time), it mentioned that it corrects “interoperability issues” with Vista SP1.  To correct these issues, follow these steps:

Download the Samba 3.0.28a source RPM for Fedora Core 8
Install it: rpm -ivh samba-3.0.28a-0.fc8.src.rpm
Build it: rpmbuild -bb /usr/src/redhat/SPECS/samba.spec
If you get warnings about dependencies, either download the dependent packages through yum (yum install …) or use the –nodeps option with rpmbuild.
Watch some Battlestar Galatica while the package builds…
Install it: rpm -Fvh /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/i386/samba*
This will update only the RPMs that are already installed.

Test the new installation and your Vista SP1 problems should disappear!

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