What's new

Problem Accessing Server from Windows 8 Pro machine

niederhauser

New Member
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-...8-windows-8-computer-cant-see-w2k-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
 

Attachments

  • Error2.png
    Error2.png
    12.9 KB · Views: 1,364

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP
    CPU
    AMD FX(tm) - 6120 Six-Core Processor
    Memory
    10 GB
    Browser
    Chrome, IE 9
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Country Flag
    USA
    State/Region Flag
    us minnesota

chev65

Closed
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-...8-windows-8-computer-cant-see-w2k-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. :confused:
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro WMC
    Name
    Rob
    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
    Occupation
    Construction Engineer
    Case
    Thermal Take Xtreme
    Cooling
    9 fans air cooled
    Keyboard
    G15 logitech
    Mouse
    G9 logitech
    Internet Speed
    50mbps
    Country Flag
    USA
    State/Region Flag
    us california

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

Top