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

caid602

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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?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    win 7
    CPU
    core i3
    Motherboard
    MSI
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVidia gtx460

chev65

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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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro WMC
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home built
    CPU
    Q9650 @ 4.05 GHz
    Motherboard
    Gforce 780i SLI FTW
    Memory
    8GB Gskill DDR2 1200Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    GTX-480
    Sound Card
    Asus D2 Xonar
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HannsG
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    Gskill 120GB SSD
    PSU
    Thermal Take 1000watts
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    Thermal Take Xtreme
    Cooling
    9 fans air cooled
    Keyboard
    G15 logitech
    Mouse
    G9 logitech
    Internet Speed
    50mbps

caid602

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Hi Chec65,

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

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    win 7
    CPU
    core i3
    Motherboard
    MSI
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVidia gtx460

Silver0066

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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?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Core i7
    Motherboard
    MSI
    Memory
    16gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    nvidia GTX560M
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Hard Drives
    3 SSD's. System on 2 in RAID 0
    Internet Speed
    Cable

chev65

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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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro WMC
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home built
    CPU
    Q9650 @ 4.05 GHz
    Motherboard
    Gforce 780i SLI FTW
    Memory
    8GB Gskill DDR2 1200Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    GTX-480
    Sound Card
    Asus D2 Xonar
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HannsG
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    Gskill 120GB SSD
    PSU
    Thermal Take 1000watts
    Case
    Thermal Take Xtreme
    Cooling
    9 fans air cooled
    Keyboard
    G15 logitech
    Mouse
    G9 logitech
    Internet Speed
    50mbps

caid602

New Member
@Silver: It is not a truecrypt volume or a removable drive, just regular harddisc folders
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    win 7
    CPU
    core i3
    Motherboard
    MSI
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVidia gtx460

caid602

New Member
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?
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    win 7
    CPU
    core i3
    Motherboard
    MSI
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVidia gtx460

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