XP and NAS (Samba) access


  1. Posts : 11,183
    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux
       #1

    XP and NAS (Samba) access


    Hi folks

    If you use XP VM's there can sometimes be a problem with connecting TO a Linux / samba NAS. Connecting FROM the NAS is OK as is connecting to or from other Windows Hosts / guests.

    In your smb.config file add

    [global]
    lanman auth=yes
    ntlm auth=yes


    Now it works !!!!

    XP and NAS (Samba) access-samba.png

    Note this could be a security risk so another possibility if you are a Windows Guru (which I'm not) is apparently to allow XP NTLM SSP via XP registry but I don't like fiddling with registry.

    There's a TechNet article on this : (note it's old - but we are talking about XP systems here !!

    Network security: LAN Manager authentication level | Microsoft Docs

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Last edited by jimbo45; 03 Nov 2018 at 07:24. Reason: Added Screen shot
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  2. Posts : 897
    windows 10 professional 64-bit, 21H2
       #2

    jimbo45 said:
    Hi folks

    If you use XP VM's there can sometimes be a problem with connecting TO a Linux / samba NAS. Connecting FROM the NAS is OK as is connecting to or from other Windows Hosts / guests.

    In your smb.config file add

    [global]
    lanman auth=yes
    ntlm auth=yes


    Now it works !!!!

    XP and NAS (Samba) access-samba.png

    Note this could be a security risk so another possibility if you are a Windows Guru (which I'm not) is apparently to allow XP NTLM SSP via XP registry but I don't like fiddling with registry.

    There's a TechNet article on this : (note it's old - but we are talking about XP systems here !!

    Network security: LAN Manager authentication level | Microsoft Docs

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Thank you for your response. However, I'm not using WinXP virtual machine. It's 2 physically separate machines. And it worked fine before I upgraded from 1803.

    I found something else. I have shortcuts (links) on my XP machine to several folders on my Win10 machine. Any of the shorcuts that point to Documents or it's subfolders work. However, the 2 that point to my username "Phil" & the Win10 Desktop give me the error message. So I think something changed in Win10 that's preventing it...but I don't know what it is.
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  3. Posts : 11,183
    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux
    Thread Starter
       #3

    phrab said:
    Thank you for your response. However, I'm not using WinXP virtual machine. It's 2 physically separate machines. And it worked fine before I upgraded from 1803.

    I found something else. I have shortcuts (links) on my XP machine to several folders on my Win10 machine. Any of the shorcuts that point to Documents or it's subfolders work. However, the 2 that point to my username "Phil" & the Win10 Desktop give me the error message. So I think something changed in Win10 that's preventing it...but I don't know what it is.
    Hi there @phrab

    Windows XP will need SMB1 however SMB1 is disabled in later versions of Windows 10 by default.

    Go to turn windows features on / off and select SMB1.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  4. Posts : 897
    windows 10 professional 64-bit, 21H2
       #4

    Thanks again for the quick response. I checked in Win10 & it seems SMB1 is turned on.
    XP and NAS (Samba) access-windows-features-smb.png
    What can I try now?
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  5. Posts : 11,183
    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Hi there

    @phrab
    Uncheck SMB1 automatic removal and of course ensure the HDD's in the other systems are shareable and you have access to them.

    You then need to re-boot BOTH machines. Power BOTH off before starting the re-boots.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  6. Posts : 897
    windows 10 professional 64-bit, 21H2
       #6

    jimbo45 said:
    Hi there

    @phrab
    Uncheck SMB1 automatic removal and of course ensure the HDD's in the other systems are shareable and you have access to them.

    You then need to re-boot BOTH machines. Power BOTH off before starting the re-boots.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Thanks again @jimbo45.

    I followed your instructions, but I still have the same problem. On my Win10 machine, I can see my WinXP machine & access anything in my "Phil" username or my "Documents" folder. These are the folders in WinXP that I shared.

    On my WinXP machine, I can still access anything on my Win10 Documents folder or subfolders. But I can't access my C:\Users\Phil folder or my Desktop. When I try, this is the error I get in WinXP:

    Attachment 233473

    (By the way, I just uploaded that png file which was on my WinXP machine, but I'm using Win10 to answer in this forum.) So Win10 has no trouble seeing WinXP.

    It's like a setting on my Win10 machine changed when I updated, but I'm not sure which.
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