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Windows 7: Windows not allowing access to shared files

07 Sep 2009   #1
paranjr

Windows 7
 
 
Windows not allowing access to shared files

I have a Win7 PC and a Linux machine on a home network. I can see and access Linux machine's shared folders from the WIN7 machine; but cannot access windows PC shared files from the Linux box.

I have SAMBA on Linux. Both machines see each other. Windows machine sees Linux shared files and folders. Linux machine sees windows machine, but cannot see shared folders. When double clicked, an error message pops saying connection to windows shares cannot be established and cannot mount windows shares.


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05 Oct 2009   #2
billydv

Windows7, Gentoo Linux
 
 

I have same problem, Linux sees windows 7 but won't allow connection, I get a dialog box that never goes away. Have you found a solution?
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05 Oct 2009   #3
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by billydv View Post
I have same problem, Linux sees windows 7 but won't allow connection, I get a dialog box that never goes away. Have you found a solution?
billy

are you using homegroup, or workgroup?
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05 Oct 2009   #4
billydv

Windows7, Gentoo Linux
 
 

I am using homegroup but I tried workgroup and that didn't seem to work either
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05 Oct 2009   #5
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by billydv View Post
I am using homegroup but I tried workgroup and that didn't seem to work either
OK

Lets go to start>search>type cmd>type ipconfig /all and using the snipping tool make a screenshot and upload it to us

let us know if you need help with any of this

Ken
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05 Oct 2009   #6
billydv

Windows7, Gentoo Linux
 
 

Not sure how to take a screenshot but here is the output.

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Windows\system32>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Windows1
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : home

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : home
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Marvell Yukon 88E8053 PCI-E Gigabit Ether
net Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-13-D3-C5-0F-F1
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::b4f1:a2b4:8d73:ab9%11(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.4(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Monday, October 05, 2009 12:41:33 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, October 06, 2009 12:41:33 PM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 234886099
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-11-73-98-A7-00-13-D3-C5-0F-F0

DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : home
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-13-D3-C5-0F-F0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::488b:df6d:e2a3:b53f%10(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.6(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Monday, October 05, 2009 12:41:34 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, October 06, 2009 12:41:34 PM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 201331667
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-11-73-98-A7-00-13-D3-C5-0F-F0

DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Ethernet adapter VMware Network Adapter VMnet1:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : VMware Virtual Ethernet Adapter for VMnet
1
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-50-56-C0-00-01
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::a590:9d17:8117:9d39%13(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.32.1(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 218124374
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-11-73-98-A7-00-13-D3-C5-0F-F0

DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Ethernet adapter VMware Network Adapter VMnet8:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : VMware Virtual Ethernet Adapter for VMnet
8
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-50-56-C0-00-08
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::908e:788f:b9ef:ef60%14(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.64.1(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 234901590
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-11-73-98-A7-00-13-D3-C5-0F-F0

DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Tunnel adapter isatap.home:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : home
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter isatap.{B88B4D13-E7C1-46E6-A192-B221885D3ED9}:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #2
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter isatap.{CCE9B84B-15BF-471E-8B51-1D7B905FDAD2}:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #3
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

C:\Windows\system32>
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05 Oct 2009   #7
Moza

Win7 RC1
 
 

It probably has something to do with the Local Policy Security Options.

I had a similar problem with sharing files with an iMac.

Have a look at this article on how to get to the Local Policy Editor.

I would try setting the the LAN Manager Authentication Level to: Send LM & NTLM.

You may also want to change the "require 128-bit encryption" setting. (to off)

Hope this helps. Give it a blast and see how you go.
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05 Oct 2009   #8
billydv

Windows7, Gentoo Linux
 
 

Neither of those worked. I have tried all the LAN Manager Authentication Level options and still no joy.
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07 Oct 2009   #9
paranjr

Windows 7
 
 
windows 7 won't share files to Linux - solution

I found that just right clicking and sharing does not really share folders. I right clicked and selected SHARE WITH specific people option and selected EVERYONE and gave full permissions. That clicked sharing on.

Also went to Control Panel, Windows firewall and allowed file and printer sharing, checked both homegroup and public. Linux is treated as public and is not part of Homegroup. clicked advanced sharing settings and checked ON
1) file & printer sharing 2) Public folder sharing 3) Enable file sharing connections with 40 & 56 bit encryption 4) Turn OFF password protected sharing.

On LINUX side, I edited /etc/samba/smb.conf and added the following entries: User shopuld substitute tyheir file/share names

[windows-share]
path = //windows-pc/sharename
browseable = yes
read only = no

Create an entry for the mount point: sudo mkdir /mnt/lan/sharename
I then mounted the share in linux:
sudo mount -t ntfs -o nls=utf8,umask=0222 //windows-pc/sharename /mnt/lan/sharename

that did it. I am able to see my windows shares in Linux and can even write to them.
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08 Oct 2009   #10
billydv

Windows7, Gentoo Linux
 
 

It appears that it was more a problem with my machine than with 7 itself. After reinstalling, it seems that sharing now works.
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