Fix Samba Error – Failed to setup guest info

When starting samba you may receive this error:

smbd[11632]: ../source3/auth/auth_util.c:1382(make_new_ses...guest)
smbd[11632]:   create_local_token failed: NT_STATUS_ACCESS_DENIED
smbd[11632]: ../source3/smbd/server.c:2000(main)
smbd[11632]:   ERROR: failed to setup guest info.

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Mount Windows/Samba Shares with Autofs in CentOS 6/7/8

Samba and Windows that are used on-demand should be mounted with autofs.  The system will mount or remount the share automatically as needed.

  1. Create /etc/smbpasswd to store the credentials for the user accessing the share
    domain=domain.int
    username=storage
    password=p@ssw0rd

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