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cannot connect to SMB share on windows 8 from my tv box

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    win 7

    cannot connect to SMB share on windows 8 from my tv box


    I am having a TV box (a satellite receiver capable of playing video files from a network share via Samba) tha I use to play video files. It worked 100% OK with Windows 7 being the "Video File Server". I upgraded to windows 7 and since then I cannot connect to the shared files anymore. I reinstalled windows 8 cleanly and created new shares for my video folders, but I still can't connect. However, I can connect to the win8-"server" from other PCs in my network and I can connect from my receiver to shares on other computers.

    I tried deactivating smb 2/3 on the windows 8 machine, but this doesn't help either.

    Can anybody help me figuring out how to connect to windows 8 from the receiver? Any tweaks in the registry or in the policies? Maybe there is a way to see a log of this error in win8 (no chance on the receiver, and I didn't find anything in the windows logs so far). Is it possible to install an alternative SMB-Server on win8? What did change in win8 that could have led to this problem?

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  2. #2


    It may help to change the lanman server parimeters in order to get Windows 8 working with older servers.

    Control Panel - Administrative Tools - Local Security Policy

    Local Policies - Security Options

    Network security: LAN Manager authentication level
    Set to Send LM & NTLM responses only

    Set the Minimum session security for NTLM SSP
    Disable Require 128-bit encryption

    The screen shots below should be helpful.

    Reboot all machines after making the adjustment.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 4
    win 7


    Hi Chec65,

    thanks for your suggestions, I appreciate it very much. However, it didn't solve the problem ;-( Maybe u have some other suggestions?
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  4. #4


    Posts : 26
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by caid602 View Post
    I am having a TV box (a satellite receiver capable of playing video files from a network share via Samba) tha I use to play video files. It worked 100% OK with Windows 7 being the "Video File Server". I upgraded to windows 7 and since then I cannot connect to the shared files anymore. I reinstalled windows 8 cleanly and created new shares for my video folders, but I still can't connect. However, I can connect to the win8-"server" from other PCs in my network and I can connect from my receiver to shares on other computers.

    I tried deactivating smb 2/3 on the windows 8 machine, but this doesn't help either.

    Can anybody help me figuring out how to connect to windows 8 from the receiver? Any tweaks in the registry or in the policies? Maybe there is a way to see a log of this error in win8 (no chance on the receiver, and I didn't find anything in the windows logs so far). Is it possible to install an alternative SMB-Server on win8? What did change in win8 that could have led to this problem?
    Is it a TrueCrypt volume?
    Is the share on a removable drive?
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    I would try other lanman server settings, there are a few different settings that might work.

    These are the settings that will have an effect with SMB servers but you may need to experiment a little.
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    Posts : 4
    win 7


    @Silver: It is not a truecrypt volume or a removable drive, just regular harddisc folders
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    Posts : 4
    win 7


    I went into gpedit.msc, into Windows Settings/Security Settings/Local Policies/Security options and touched every single switch that has to do with networking - no success! Is there another place where I could look? Or is there a chance to replace the SMB by an alternative software?
    Last edited by caid602; 25 Dec 2012 at 14:36.
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cannot connect to SMB share on windows 8 from my tv box

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