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# 107077 6-Aug-2012 17:43
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Hi Guys,

I couldn't find a Unix category under OS so I am putting this under Linux. Please do feel free to change it if its meant to be under another category.

The Issue:

I have to access some shared folders on Unix servers but I am unable to do so using most Windows 7 and XP pro machines. Seems like there were windows updates which could've caused this issue with Samba shares.

I really want to be able to access these shares but having no luck. Also these Unix shares/ servers were setup by someone long ago and I don't have access to change anything on the server side.

If anyone could share some thoughts or something I could try on my Windows 7 clients or XP machines, please let me know.

Thanks

Oneil

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  # 668509 6-Aug-2012 18:03
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Firstly, let's get the obvious question out of the way:

Are you sure you have SAMBA running on your Unix machine?

Onto more useful things:

If it's an older Samba installation, it may not have SMB encrypted password support enabled; and if your Windows machines are configured to use only SMB encrypted connections, then...

KB Article 887429 may be able to help you here.

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  # 668527 6-Aug-2012 19:09
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Having access to the server logs would be very helpful - if possible.

 
 
 
 




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  # 668736 7-Aug-2012 10:13
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Hi Guys,

I have no details about the old unix server thats setup. This was setup long ago and James maybe you are right by saying that the encryption option was not used. I am unable to provide any kind of details about the server but the weird bit is that some machines on XP are able to access its and the rest cant !

I'll have a look at the link you've posted and see if I can turn off the authentication on a few clients and get back to you with the results.

Thanks

Oneil

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  # 668746 7-Aug-2012 10:25
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oneilv: the weird bit is that some machines on XP are able to access its and the rest cant !

I'll have a look at the link you've posted and see if I can turn off the authentication on a few clients and get back to you with the results.

I'm only going from a vague recollection in the back of my mind, but what you're saying does fit with what I vaguely remember.  In Windows, the "signing" (SMB v2, if memory serves) can be either optional or required (it's a registry setting, normally applied by Group Policy from a Domain) - if you've managed to get a mix of machines with some having SMB2 "required" and some SMB2 "optional", then that could cause what you're seeing.

This blog post may also be useful to you.

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