Without SMB, how do we map a network drive?


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    Without SMB, how do we map a network drive?


    In all Synology-diskstations, SMB is the way of accessing files on Windows machines.

    When Microsoft has decided that Win10 no longer support SMB (and you cannot enable it), how are people supposed to access files on private network storage (private as in not being Dropbox, OneCloud or any other commercial stuff but your own network storage)?
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  3. Try3's Avatar
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    Even without SMB, open File explorer and select This PC. In the FE ribbon, select the 'Computer' tab.

    Click on 'Map network drive' then again in its dropdown list and you can then just follow the wizard through.

    You can also access network drives without mapping them. In FE's address bar type in the network folder address you want such as \\NetworkComputerName\SharedFolderName

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  4. NavyLCDR's Avatar
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    philosopher said:
    In all Synology-diskstations, SMB is the way of accessing files on Windows machines.

    When Microsoft has decided that Win10 no longer support SMB (and you cannot enable it), how are people supposed to access files on private network storage (private as in not being Dropbox, OneCloud or any other commercial stuff but your own network storage)?
    Microsoft did not disable SMB. They disabled SMB 1.0 as a default setting, but it can be enabled again. I'm running two NAS on my network that require SMB 1.0 and can access them just fine with Windows ver 1809.
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  5. bro67's Avatar
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    philosopher said:
    In all Synology-diskstations, SMB is the way of accessing files on Windows machines.

    When Microsoft has decided that Win10 no longer support SMB (and you cannot enable it), how are people supposed to access files on private network storage (private as in not being Dropbox, OneCloud or any other commercial stuff but your own network storage)?
    SMB has not and will never go away. Only SMBv1 has been discontinued, because of the high security risks from such ancient tech being used. If your Synology NAS is running the latest software, it will use SMBv2/v3 now. SMB has zero to do with how Cloud storage works.
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  6. NavyLCDR's Avatar
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    bro67 said:
    SMB has not and will never go away. Only SMBv1 has been discontinued, because of the high security risks from such ancient tech being used.
    SMBv1 has not been discontinued.
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    But the fixes and various other repairs don't always work. I have 2 PC's which i haven't needed to touch and one were no matter what I do i cant get it to connect.
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    I believe the latest Macrium V7.2 will not permit you to access NAS units that only support SMB1.
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  9. jimbo45's Avatar
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    Hi folks
    don't forget also in your samba file (samba.conf) on your NAS ensure the following line is added in the [global] section

    max protocol = NT1 (used to be SMB1 - change now to NT1)

    also if you have any XP machines around (virtual or real) that need to access files on NAS --note this is for Windows XP TO the NAS -- the NAS will itself be able to access shared XP files.

    add these lines as well

    lanman auth=yes
    ntlm auth=yes

    should be no problem again.

    The samba.conf file is usually in a directory /etc/samba and you will need sudo or root (su) access to moodify and save the file.
    restart samba on the NAS after making the change -- usually someting like service smb(d) restart and nmb(d) restart --there's two services smb / smbd depending on the OS on the NAS, and nmb/nmbd. Both need to be re-started.

    As for Macrium etc you can save the backups to NAS without any problem -- if you get stuck just map the drive / directory you want to use on the NAS as "map network drive" on your windows machine - will appear as Z or Y etc.



    Backing up the NAS itself is another issue though !!!! that's a topic in itself.

    Cheers

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