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Problem Accessing Server from Windows 8 Pro machine

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    Problem Accessing Server from Windows 8 Pro machine


    Hello,

    We have a Windows 8 Pro OS installed on a HP Envy desktop. It is connected to a private network via an Ethernet but is not attached to the company domain. I am trying to access a server, located on the network and joined to the domain, from the Windows 8 Pro machine but am unable to connect.

    The way I am trying to connect to the server is by opening Windows Explorer, typing in the name of the server as \\Server Name

    I am then prompted to enter credentials,which I enter as Domain\user, to access the server

    I receive the error message attached to this post stating that the machine is not accessible.

    The server I am trying to connect to is a WAFL system running DataOnTap 8.x.......its a proprietary Unix based OS
    ....its a Netapp storage device.

    I am able to connect to this server using a Windows 7 machine that is both attached to the domain, and not attached to the company domain. I can also open shared folders on other machines that are attached to the company domain. I am at a loss as far as what to do next.
    I have enabled file and print sharing and looked online and tried the following

    "Assuming this Windows 8 Enterprise machine isn't locked down with Group Policy.
    This type of problem usually requires that you change the lanman server parimeters in order to get Windows 8 working with older servers. Do these adjustments on the Windows 8 machines that needs to connect to the server.
    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
    Reboot all machines after making the adjustment."
    -
    http://www.eightforums.com/network-s...2k-server.html

    This workflow did not solve anything. Any suggestions? I can provide any additional information that may be of help to solve this issue.

    Thank you!

    Andrew
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    Quote Originally Posted by niederhauser View Post
    Hello,

    We have a Windows 8 Pro OS installed on a HP Envy desktop. It is connected to a private network via an Ethernet but is not attached to the company domain. I am trying to access a server, located on the network and joined to the domain, from the Windows 8 Pro machine but am unable to connect.

    The way I am trying to connect to the server is by opening Windows Explorer, typing in the name of the server as \\Server Name

    I am then prompted to enter credentials,which I enter as Domain\user, to access the server

    I receive the error message attached to this post stating that the machine is not accessible.

    The server I am trying to connect to is a WAFL system running DataOnTap 8.x.......its a proprietary Unix based OS
    ....its a Netapp storage device.

    I am able to connect to this server using a Windows 7 machine that is both attached to the domain, and not attached to the company domain. I can also open shared folders on other machines that are attached to the company domain. I am at a loss as far as what to do next.
    I have enabled file and print sharing and looked online and tried the following

    "Assuming this Windows 8 Enterprise machine isn't locked down with Group Policy.
    This type of problem usually requires that you change the lanman server parimeters in order to get Windows 8 working with older servers. Do these adjustments on the Windows 8 machines that needs to connect to the server.
    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
    Reboot all machines after making the adjustment."
    -
    http://www.eightforums.com/network-s...2k-server.html

    This workflow did not solve anything. Any suggestions? I can provide any additional information that may be of help to solve this issue.

    Thank you!

    Andrew
    Besides those settings, which by the way, has already solved countless problems with Windows 8 and 7 machines connecting to Windows server 03 and below, I know of no other way to access non Windows servers from Windows 8, you might try using different levels of Lanman server settings, there are a few to choose from.

    Those same settings work with Windows 7 to access older servers as well. I would check with the Admin of this Domain and make sure your User account is added to the active directory.

    As you can see by the link, the Lanman server settings require adjustments and turning off 128 bit encryption also helps but I have no idea which settings may work with your "WAFL system running DataOnTap 8.x, Unix based" system.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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