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Windows 7: Network Error 1208

12 Apr 2011   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate

Unfortunatley there is no fix from Bill Gates' boys. It would appear that older NAS drives are not supported by the latest versions of Windows (like so much still usable hardware and software). The work around is to "map a network drive" manually. For example on my machines I have to map the drive by typing in the \\nas\public address which finds the drive OK. Hope this helps.


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12 Apr 2011   #12

Windows 7 64-bit -[Intel i5 second gen]

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by spamnchips View Post
I have a small home network connecting 2 PC's and a NAS drive. The network is hard wired using CAT 5 and there is also a wireless AP for the Wii console. When both PC's used XP either could access (read and write) to the NAS which is mainly used to store digital photos. Since upgrading one PC to Windows 7 I cannot access the NAS from this PC. I can see the drive and can logon via web brwoser to conduct maintenance but cannot read or write using Windows Explorer. I always get the Netwrok Error 1208 statement. I suspect it is to do with new security protocols in Windows 7 not talking to older Samba software. Could someone offer some help please ?
I dont remeber where, but I have seen issues with Win 7 and NAS solutions. Check with google and Manufacturer it had something to do with Windows 7 interperting the date wrong from the NAS. The below should fix it. If not check with the manufacturer for updated firmware.

Windows 7 64 bit Had the same problem with 250G Freecom network drive. Found solution

back-up of Registry first and then try

Regedit/LocalMachine/System/Current Control Set/Control/LSA
Add New key
set the value to 1 or 2
This worked for me and so hope it does for you

Hope this helps
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12 Apr 2011   #13


computer browser service on and set to automatic?
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13 Apr 2011   #14

Windows 7 64-bit -[Intel i5 second gen]

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brady View Post
computer browser service on and set to automatic?
The Computer Browser is wwhat controls which computer keeps an index of currently workgrouped comps. Automatic means if needed it will be master disabled means that computer will never become master and keep the index. You may not notice any difference all the way up until there are no Master Browser computer and you lose all computers in your network neighborhood listing. You can still connect via IP or DNS [DNS sometimes] but it does not hurt or change much of anything I HIGHLY SUGGEST YOU LEAVE IT ON AUTO
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21 Apr 2011   #15

win 7

i found the solution
click map nework drive
choose "connect to a Web site that you can use to store your document and pictures"
this is all the way at bottom of the page
chose "next"
choose "choose a custom network location"
choose "next"
put the ip address of your storage device and share folder" \\***.***.***.***\<share name>
choose "next"
there you have it !!!!!!
this is win 7 64 bit home edition
let me know if its work
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22 Apr 2011   #16

Windows 7 Home Premium

Dear Asarisoy,
no problem to map the NAS to access the files stored there, i've already done that.
However that's a backdoor, i would like to have the NAS accessible via the network as i did with Vista and i currently do with Linux. It isn't exactly the same think... It is absolutely bizarre that the files are there, i can map (mount) the Drive (so the system recognise it), but i cannot access it in the most simple and direct way.
That is OS bug, no doubt at all. I have recently installed Windows 7 SP1, but no fix for NetErr 1208.
However thank you for the suggestion.
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