Hey all, hope you can help me on this one. I connect to my work's VPN just fine from home on my MBP running the latest version of os 10.4. I run into a problem when trying to mount a shared drive, however. I click "go" and "connect to server" from finder and type in the server address. Then authentication fails. This is because the server is set to encrypted communication (which samba apparently does not support). There are options on the serverside to enable samba connections (there is a "services for macintosh" service in 2k3 as well as an option to disable encrypted authentication). However, my employer will not change either of these settings because they "do not want to go down the road of officially supporting macs." I tried the UAM (User authentication module) that apparently allows you to do the encrypted authentication thing but it doesn't seem to work. So my question: Does anyone know how to make the samba client play nice with windows server 2003 encrypted authentication since windows server 2003 doesn't want to play nice with samba? Is there a newer version of samba available, or some kind of plugin? Thanks in advance.