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Windows 7: Windows Explorer cannot access Samba automount directories

03 Mar 2013   #1

Windows 7 Enterprise
Windows Explorer cannot access Samba automount directories


I have a Samba server running Solaris and I'm able to access it fine using Windows 7 with NTLMv2.
LmCompatibilityLevel REG_DWORD 0x5

However, there is this one feature that I can't get to work in Win 7 Explorer: automounting NFS shares.
I should be able to go to \\system1\net\system2 and access anything that system2 is exporting to system1 via NFS.
On the Solaris server there is no issue + I'm also able to do this in Win XP, Linux and even in Win 7 from the CMD (!!!)

But when going to \\system1\net\system2 from Windows Explorer I get:

"windows cannot access \\system1\net\system2. Check the spelling..."

Just to make this clear: \\system1\net\system2 is not actually present but I should get automounted on demand (as I said, it's working from CMD).

Any clues on where to look? I have a feeling there's a setting somewhere and I'm missing it...

* Also, I remember it worked when using NTLMv1


My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Mar 2013   #2

Windows 7 Enterprise

Also, it does not seem to refresh changes. If I remove a file/folder from the server it doesn't show up in Windows Explorer (even after I hit refresh...)

Any thoughts?
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Windows Explorer cannot access Samba automount directories

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