Currently Being ModeratedJul 25, 2011 1:15 PM (in response to lpotr4)
I also forgot to mention, I had file sharing enable using SMB (and AFP) turned on for two user accounts (mine and Public) while in Mac OS 10.6 (Snow Leopard) and left it on as I upgraded to 10.7 (Lion). This leads me to believe that Lion has somehow 'locked' that setting from Snow Leopard, even making the passwords invalid thus leaving me no option to disable those accounts with SMB turned on in Lion. I hope there is a fix to this... soon.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 25, 2011 10:54 PM (in response to lpotr4)
I am having the same issue... there are several posts on various forums about this but no answers yet. Apple I am a new Mac user! Please help!
Currently Being ModeratedJul 26, 2011 8:13 AM (in response to lpotr4)
Having found no immediate solution, I went ahead and rolled back to 10.6.8 via my last TimeMachine backup (that is 3.5 hours of my life I'll never get back). While back in Snow Leopard, I was able to again disable smb sharing by typing in the same password that Lion was flagging as "Incorrect Password".
This leads me to believe that anything samba (smb) related must be cleared or returned back to a disabled state prior to updating to Lion as neglecting to doing so will render you an smb setting that you can no longer edit. I hope that Apple is aware of this bug and address it soon as I'm sure I am not the only person having this problem.
In the meantime, I have prepped my current SL install and also (re)applied the latest 10.6.8 combo updater for good measure, while still in SL, I also went ahead and removed all my apps that are still PowerPC and any other apps that I know fails under Lion. Waiting on another 3-hours or so for Lion to re-download and install. *sigh*
Currently Being ModeratedJul 28, 2011 11:36 PM (in response to lpotr4)
Same problem here after upgraded to Lion. I have asked thgis question on other site and got this answer which seems to be the only possible solution to try but unfortunately it is out of my skill
Currently Being ModeratedJul 29, 2011 12:12 PM (in response to lpotr4)
FINALLY I FOUND A POST WITH MY SITUATION!
I think it is all because of a restore of files from snow leopard....
Currently Being ModeratedJul 31, 2011 3:05 PM (in response to lpotr4)
Well, I had the same issue. Called apple support and no fix. They made and apple genius bar appointment. I went. The genius was good, I got a parking ticket for the time being in the apple store, but still no answer. The genius deleted the user accounts hoping the rid the problem as a last atttempt. Still did not fix it. I told him rather than waste anymore time with this, I was going to reinstall the OS. I did that and restored from time machine and the problem came back. So I reinstalled it again without migrating data from time machine and so far I have no issues.
My advice to anyone with Lion and needing to share with SMB and use CFIS do not migrate data from a snow leopard backup... Shoot, I would not migrate from it in any case now. I notice all of these useless files all over my computer even though the original application was not apple to transfer to lion.
My Post on Mac Rumors
My Video of the Problem...
Currently Being ModeratedAug 1, 2011 8:44 AM (in response to JaimeAstin)
I think that's the problem right there, Lion doesn't like the saved data from Snow Leopard: updated or migrated. After rolling back to SL via Time Machine backups, I was able to go in and turn off sharing via SMB on all accounts it was active on and left it off. I did some ppc app cleanup and prepped the system again (did the SL combo updater) before upgrading back to Lion. Once back on Lion the SMB share settings remained off (as I have left it in that state in SL) but once again could not be accessed or turned on using the same password, instead it would throw an "Incorrect Password" error just like it did initially. I then went ahead and created a new Admin user account and from there I could turn on SMB sharing on and off with the login credential and I get no invalid password errors. This alone has led me to believe that Lion is not playig nice with data/password/info updated or migrated from Snow Leopard. Thanks for confirming this btw...
I hope Apple addresses this soon.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 1, 2011 1:08 PM (in response to lpotr4)
I don't believe this issue is limited to those that upgraded from Snow Leopard. I have a new Mac Mini with Lion preinstalled and the same issue is happening on my system.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 1, 2011 9:01 PM (in response to darkthunder)
I am using a Mac mini (2011) as well... I honestly can't confirm having the issue before the migrate, but I know I am fine now after the restore and not migrating. I did test with a restore and migrate and the same issue was present....
I know it is an issue none the less.
Now, on your Mac "darkthunder"' what issue are you having. All of the above, or just one or so. Just asking as it seems we are troubleshooting each others problem
Currently Being ModeratedAug 2, 2011 1:56 AM (in response to lpotr4)
We must recreate a user account but not through the Sharing but by Users and groups. The account created is placed in the group (staff)
The primary account must be recreated and overwritten.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 3, 2011 4:51 PM (in response to lpotr4)
I had exactly the same problem, and it turned out I had a Sharing account in Users & Groups that I presume was a hangover from my previous SL installation. Deleting this account deleted the account in SMB sharing too.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 16, 2011 9:09 PM (in response to lpotr4)
It seems the Mac OS 10.7.1 update did not address this sharing error issue at all. What a disappointment. I'm apalled how with all the 'new features' pushed out by Apple that they would (continue to) ignore such a glaring functionality flaw that affects one of the core usability of ANY operating system: file sharing.
Fix the **** thing Apple!
Currently Being ModeratedAug 17, 2011 6:59 AM (in response to lpotr4)
I believe if you do not have the SMB Sharing box checked, then it shouldn't matter that your user account box is checked because SMB Sharing should be off to begin with. With the SMB Box un-checked, have you tried to connect to your user account over SMB?
Also, have you tried checking the box for SMB sharing first, then try disabling the account? I don't know if that is a fix, but I now there was a similar issue when trying to add or remove users from Remote Management pane in 10.6. Also, is this just a local account or is it an Active Directory account? I know in 10.6 there seems to be an issue where you can't enable SMB sharing for Active Directory-based accounts (which makes no sense). I wonder if the same is true here.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 18, 2011 12:46 PM (in response to mibrodt)
SMB Sharing is turned off and user accounts associated with it are also checked off now, but that was only after I reverted back to my Snow Leopard restored backup and turning those (sharing) off from there. However, after updating back to Lion, I am unable to toggle (on or off) SMB or AFP sharing for the same user accounts with "Incorrect password error" still being present (despite using that same assword and it working in SL). At this point I have exhausted every suggestion I have enountered on the internet from resetting passwords, resetting Keychain login passwords, deleting any "SMB" login in keychain, running permissions repair etc. BUT, as I stated somewhere earlier, creating an entirely new user admin account does not yeild the same errors and I can toggle SMB and AFP sharing on and off without the "Incorrect password" error. This leads me to believe that Lion has somehow screwd up the passsword syncing of my old user accounts which I am not ready to relinquish at this point for a brand new one (and I don't see why I should).
Also an Apple note about leaving SMB on:
Because passwords for some Windows users may be stored less securely, it’s a good idea to disable Windows users’ accounts when they’re not in use. Deselect the On checkbox next to an account to disable the account. Be sure to disable the account before you turn off file sharing on your computer. Otherwise, the password is still active and stored in a less secure manner.
I suppose I'll just continue to ignore that this issue exists on my MBP since Apple is doing the same.