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Windows 7: Samba network share issue with Windows 7

28 Oct 2009   #11
mikeh

Win xp 64 Pro, trying Win 7
 
 

If I need to make a change to the Policy in order to connect to my NAS drive which is apparently based on Samba server, but I have Windows 7 Home Premium, is there a way to try the above mentioned adjustment with my OS?

Cheers Mike H


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08 Nov 2009   #12
F78

Win 7 Home Premium / Ubuntu 9.10
 
 

Apparently it can be done using the method described here:

I've followed this, creating a DWORD entry in the lsa key that looks like this:



Rebooted, but I still cannot authenticate into shared windows7 folders or printers using Samba from ubuntu 9.10. I've tried setting no password on the user account in windows 7, and also setting the password / username to the same combination in both OS'. When I browse the network in Ubuntu, I can see the Windows 7 PC I'm trying to connect to, but authentication always fails.

I'm not sure what the poster from the thread I linked to means by:

"If I bypass the root and go straight to the share, I'm fine."
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08 Nov 2009   #13
H2SO4

Win7x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by F78 View Post
Apparently it can be done using the method described here:

I've followed this, creating a DWORD entry in the lsa key that looks like this:



Rebooted, but I still cannot authenticate into shared windows7 folders or printers using Samba from ubuntu 9.10. I've tried setting no password on the user account in windows 7, and also setting the password / username to the same combination in both OS'. When I browse the network in Ubuntu, I can see the Windows 7 PC I'm trying to connect to, but authentication always fails.

I'm not sure what the poster from the thread I linked to means by:

"If I bypass the root and go straight to the share, I'm fine."
The reg value is called "LmCompatibilityLevel", not "LMCompatibility". The capitalisation doesn't matter, but the absence of those last 5 letters is going to ensure it doesn't work

Little known fact: not that it's a good idea, but most places in the registry you can create bogus new values to your heart's content, and it won't make a lick of difference as long as their names do not correspond to anything the software is actually looking for in that location.
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09 Nov 2009   #14
F78

Win 7 Home Premium / Ubuntu 9.10
 
 

Thanks H2SO4. Sadly, it makes no difference. I've set file / printer sharing to not require a password in Windows 7, and I'm wondering if maybe Samba doesn't like it. I''ll have to keep plugging away at it. I couldn't get this working in the RC either.
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09 Nov 2009   #15
H2SO4

Win7x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by F78 View Post
Thanks H2SO4. Sadly, it makes no difference. I've set file / printer sharing to not require a password in Windows 7, and I'm wondering if maybe Samba doesn't like it. I''ll have to keep plugging away at it. I couldn't get this working in the RC either.
As a suggestion, download Wireshark (www.wireshark.org), install it, start a packet trace, repro the problem, stop and save the trace, zip it up, and upload here.

Analysis of the trace ought to reveal the nature of the problem, or at least point us in the right direction. It's possible that your interoperability woes have nothing to do with NTLM versions, or it's a compound symptom.
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14 Nov 2009   #16
xucaen

windows 7
 
 

What does that mean? "auth"? I looked at tyhe screen shot but I can't figure out where that is or how to get to it? All I need to do is access some files on my Linux PC. It used to work with windows XP but not any more on windows 7.

Thanks.
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15 Nov 2009   #17
F78

Win 7 Home Premium / Ubuntu 9.10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by H2SO4 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by F78 View Post
Thanks H2SO4. Sadly, it makes no difference. I've set file / printer sharing to not require a password in Windows 7, and I'm wondering if maybe Samba doesn't like it. I''ll have to keep plugging away at it. I couldn't get this working in the RC either.
As a suggestion, download Wireshark (www.wireshark.org), install it, start a packet trace, repro the problem, stop and save the trace, zip it up, and upload here.

Analysis of the trace ought to reveal the nature of the problem, or at least point us in the right direction. It's possible that your interoperability woes have nothing to do with NTLM versions, or it's a compound symptom.
Alright, I've got a capture of ubuntu trying to get authorization to use a printer on windows 7. One thing though - how can I be sure that my passwords are not being stored somewhere in the capture?
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23 Nov 2009   #18
rannafs

win 7 64
 
 

here is a packet trace from my pc.

x.x.x.107 my pc win7 64bit
x.x.x.163 mediagate hd using samba to connect to my pc

need any more info let me know dont know if im dooing it right


Attached Files
File Type: zip mediagate-samba-win7.zip (8.3 KB, 367 views)
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25 Nov 2009   #19
Gordonbp

Windows 7 RC
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gordonbp View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jibbs View Post
Hi all,

Was having an issue here and was hoping someone could offer some assistance.

I have a Linux Box (debian) running with Samba installed and hosting a network share.

I can access the share on a 2 Windows XP machines, a windows Vista machine,
Similar problem here (but slightly different). Trying to access a Win7 share from Ubuntu 9.04, I just get a constant log-in dialog box. Works fine to XP...
All fixed by a series of Ubuntu Updates a short while ago, including a Samba update.
Now the access to the Win 7 box goes right ahead as it should do....
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30 Nov 2009   #20
rannafs

win 7 64
 
 

still no fixes for those who can not upgrade their samba server/client ? for example i got an external hd for TV and theres no update on firmware on that box. There must be some fix on win7, has anyone with experience looked at the dump from wireshark i posted earlier?
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