New Install of SLES 11 sp2

I am an experienced in Netware 3x through 6.5 user forced onto Linux because of Novell dropping Netware I have very little experience with Linux so please accept my apologies ahead of time.

I have tried to ad E-directory with the Novell install and tried configuring SAMBA so I can access the file system from a WIN XP station NO JOY.

I can see the Shares but LOGIN fails. I will gladly give remote access if I can, to any qualified tech that can get this working.

Thanks in advance.
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