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Windows 7: error occurred while reconnecting - The network location cannot be rea

19 Aug 2013   #11
RyanGEI

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
This type of problem usually requires that you change the lanman server parameters in order to get Windows 7 working with older servers. Do these adjustments on the Windows 7 machines that needs to connect to the server.

Control Panel - Administrative Tools - Local Security Policy

Local Policies - Security Options

Network security: LAN Manager authentication level
Set to Send LM & NTLM responses only

Set the Minimum session security for NTLM SSP
Disable Require 128-bit encryption

Reboot all machines after making the adjustment.
Thank you Chev65 for putting some effort forward, and I apologize that I haven't closed this thread yet. I ended up reloading Win7 on the 2 affected computers due to necessity of use. I will save this though, just in case it happens again. We haven't had trouble with any other Win7 systems connecting to our server, just these 2.

Also, I won't be digging around in those settings unless the problem presents itself again since I would like to not potentially cause a new problem, so I'm sorry I won't be able to give you feed back just yet.


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20 Aug 2013   #12
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Changing those settings won't cause any problems but they will allow you to connect to older servers that didn't come with the updated security policies such as Lanman server authentication and the 128 bit security etc. This is usually the reason for the error message you encountered.
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