I finally managed to get Samba set up to display the relevant shares to a Windows workgroup so far so good.... I can easily access the share available to all and do whatever takes my fancy. The problem arises when I try to acces any of the controllde shares. I have created a matching account with matching password on the RedHat box bu whenever I try to connect to the shares I get the request for login box, not a problem but the user section has assumed the 'guest' user on my Samba box and has greyed over the box so that I cant change it. Now there is no 'guest' account on the Redhat box and I am loathe to create one as it makes controlling share ownership far harder. Does anyone know how to stop XP's assumption of a guest account?