This article is from a FAQ concerning SCO operating
systems. While some of the information may be applicable to any OS,
or any Unix or Linux OS, it may be specific to SCO Xenix, Open
There is lots of Linux, Mac OS X and general Unix info elsewhere on
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This is an ancient post with no relevance to modern systems.
First- you probably shouldn't do this. Modern versions of Samba
and Visionfs work with encrypted passwords, and the older versions
have many other problems and bugs anyway, so you should just
upgrade and use encrypted passwords.
If you use Unix passwords, and are running Windows 98 or Windows
95 with certain patches, or Windows NT, you will need to run
"regedit" and add a DWORD Value to allow plain text passwords::
Highlight VNETSUP, and then Edit, Add DWORD. Name it
"EnablePlainTextPassword", and then modify it to have a value of
For Windows 2000, email@example.com offered this:
If your 3rd party SMB (Server Message Block) server requires
1. Start / Programs / Administrative Tools / Local Security
2. Expand the Security Settings / Local Policy / Security Options
3. Double-click Send unencrypted passwords to connect to third-
party SMB servers.
4. Press the Enabled radio button.
NOTE: If domain-level security is defined, it will take precedence.
This option will weaken your overall security. See if the vendor has an
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