have now put it back to local and had more success, but want to know if
you can access the cifs server and its volumes without using a simple
I tried enabling universal password and enabled it without
synchronizing the simple password but i couldnt get into
the cifs server.
When I enable universal with synchroning with simple password it makes the
nds password the same as simple and then you user cannot login.

Basically is it possible to login in with the existing nds password
users have and be able to access the cifs server volumes retaining
the same netware permissions as the original netware server.
I cant assign every user a simple password- it would be hard to manage.
Regards and thanks for any help given.