Accessing Windows FROM NAS servers -- Windows latest update


  1. Posts : 11,203
    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux
       #1

    Accessing Windows FROM NAS servers -- Windows latest update


    Hi there
    can anybody suggest what needs to be done to access windows files FROM Nas servers (running SAMBA). The latest version of windows seems to have broken connections -- now just get message timeout on server when trying to access Windows shares FROM a NAS server.

    No problem with windows accessing the NAS server shares (i.e FROM windows TO Nas problem is NAS TO WINDOWS). Computer name is seen in the network map and ping is OK.

    people have suggested it's because Windows has depreciated the way it handles SMB connected files (or CIF).

    Is there ANYWAY to make this working again.

    The crazy thing is that ANDROID devices seem to have no problem -- for example I have some music files on Windows which I access from a Samsung S8 phone via a program called SambaPlayer (VLC for android also works) and play via blue tooth to a small Bose mini 10 speaker.

    I need the server to be able to handle Windows files as I run the backups from the server . Even if I run the backups locally on Windows via macrium I'd like the server to automatically upload these files to the server.
    Before the last update Windows had no problems -- seems every update or so breaks windows networking.

    I don't use logon domains, profiles etc etc --simple HOME network with a few Windows laptops etc.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  2. Posts : 13,667
    Windows10
       #2

    jimbo45 said:
    Hi there
    can anybody suggest what needs to be done to access windows files FROM Nas servers (running SAMBA). The latest version of windows seems to have broken connections -- now just get message timeout on server when trying to access Windows shares FROM a NAS server.

    No problem with windows accessing the NAS server shares (i.e FROM windows TO Nas problem is NAS TO WINDOWS). Computer name is seen in the network map and ping is OK.

    people have suggested it's because Windows has depreciated the way it handles SMB connected files (or CIF).

    Is there ANYWAY to make this working again.

    The crazy thing is that ANDROID devices seem to have no problem -- for example I have some music files on Windows which I access from a Samsung S8 phone via a program called SambaPlayer (VLC for android also works) and play via blue tooth to a small Bose mini 10 speaker.

    I need the server to be able to handle Windows files as I run the backups from the server . Even if I run the backups locally on Windows via macrium I'd like the server to automatically upload these files to the server.
    Before the last update Windows had no problems -- seems every update or so breaks windows networking.

    I don't use logon domains, profiles etc etc --simple HOME network with a few Windows laptops etc.

    Cheers
    jimbo

    Have you tried enabling this? The text says "allow insecure ie non Windows" connections is on by default but I have seen claims the default is now off ie text is out of date

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  3. Posts : 8,681
    Mac OS Catalina
       #3

    You would not unless you are able to map those shares some way. On the Synology NAS DSM, the only way would be through a share sync. Anything you do on your Windows machine, would be synced to the NAS as a Cloud storage device. I do that with my Google Drive on my NAS.
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  4. Posts : 494
    Win 10 Pro x64 versions
       #4

    You might want to check out Syncthing. Open Source, install on you Windows machines and sync with your server. There are server side versions as well. Works well on my LAN!

    Oh, and I agree with bro67, this is the best solution to MS breaking networking every time you turn around!
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  5. Posts : 11,203
    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Railtech said:
    You might want to check out Syncthing. Open Source, install on you Windows machines and sync with your server. There are server side versions as well. Works well on my LAN!

    Oh, and I agree with bro67, this is the best solution to MS breaking networking every time you turn around!

    I think you mis-understood the problem -- Windows TO NAS is fine it's NAS TO Windows that's the problem.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  6. Posts : 494
    Win 10 Pro x64 versions
       #6

    No, I did not misunderstand the problem. Syncthing works both ways. You install it on both sides and it works via authentication keys between devices over network connections. No SMB involved. There is a version for Synology too.
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  7. Posts : 8,681
    Mac OS Catalina
       #7

    jimbo45 said:
    I think you mis-understood the problem -- Windows TO NAS is fine it's NAS TO Windows that's the problem.
    Cheers
    jimbo
    That is a Windows problem, not a NAS issue. I would use a third party program like Syncthing or depending on the NAS, use the manufacturer's program. I have yet to have Windows screw up any syncing with the Synology Cloud tool, same as being able to open up a shared or Network share from my NAS.

    What you do with your system is far beyond what would happen in a Enterprise, let alone on a Home Network or SoHo.
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