Connecting to SAMBA shares

Put: 07.11.2006 | Rev 07.11.2006 | Contributed by Andrew Mallett

The problem: From Windows Vista, you can map to network shares on Windows based systems, but not to Samba shares on 'nix systems. Specifically, Vista keeps prompting you for a different 'correct' password.

Microsoft's security policy on Windows Vista is interestingly set by default to exclude mapping to Samba shares. To fix this click START | Run | secpol.msc.

Go to Local Policies | Security Options and find Network Security: LAN Manager authentication level..

Local Security Policy

Change the settings from Send NTLMv2 response only to Send LM & NTLM - use NTLMv2 session security if negotiated..

Local Security Policy

Vista defaults to only send the more secure NTLMv2 protocol, which Samba (and, incidentally, some NAS devices) do not support.

- A.