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Samba Shares Access Denied

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    Samba Shares Access Denied


    Hi there,

    New to the forums and in desparate need of help. I've recently made the move to 8 on my laptop and actually really like it. Now I've got an ubuntu 13.04 server with some samba shares set up that are completely visible on my win8 laptop but when I try to access them I get Access Denied and it asks for my credentials again. I'm 1000% sure the details are correct, and I'm also sure it's a client side issue. I say this because there are 2 other PC's in my household, a win7 laptop and win7 desktop, both of which can access the shares when supplying the same credentials I do for my win8 laptop.

    Thanks in advance for any help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kks69aus View Post
    Hi there,

    New to the forums and in desparate need of help. I've recently made the move to 8 on my laptop and actually really like it. Now I've got an ubuntu 13.04 server with some samba shares set up that are completely visible on my win8 laptop but when I try to access them I get Access Denied and it asks for my credentials again. I'm 1000% sure the details are correct, and I'm also sure it's a client side issue. I say this because there are 2 other PC's in my household, a win7 laptop and win7 desktop, both of which can access the shares when supplying the same credentials I do for my win8 laptop.

    Thanks in advance for any help!
    Try making the following adjustments on the Windows 8 machine that needs to connect to the Samba share.

    This type of problem usually requires that you change the lanman server parameters 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.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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