I've been having some problems with a Samba share that I recently set up.
The share's configuration is as follows:
[data] path = /media/data available = yes valid users = admin read only = no browseable = yes public = yes writable = yes
I have been able to access the share on both Linux and OS X through
smbclient, but on Windows I get a "cannot access" error (0x80070002, system cannot find the file specified).
The syntax I'm using on Windows is
\\<server-ip>\media\data doesn't work either.
Update: I managed to compile Samba on Windows via Cygwin and got
smbclient working under it, but I still cannot connect to the share through the native client on Windows.
Update 2: Partial breakthrough! The problem was with a registry key,
ProviderOrder, used by Windows to determine which SMB client to use. Mine had been slightly changed by a previous experiment with NFS. To fix it, I set
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\NetworkProvider\Order\ProviderOrder to the following:
vmhgfs,hgfs,LanmanWorkstation,RDPNP. That got me as far as the login prompt, after which I got another error, 0x800704cf.
Update 3: Success! The component at fault here was my adapter's 'Client for Microsoft Networks' package. Once installed, all I had to do was reset the adapter and my share connected seamlessly.
I managed to solve my problem.
There were two components at fault: the
ProviderOrder registry key, and a missing adapter package.
SMB on Windows looks at the
ProviderOrder registry key under
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\NetworkProvider\Order\ to determine which implementation of SMB/CIFS to use. If there is no implementation or an incorrect one listed, Windows gives up. To fix it, simply append this string to the one already in
In my case, it seems that my adapter simply came with the 'Client for Microsoft Networks' disabled for some reason or another. To enable it on any adapter, go to the Network and Sharing Center, click 'Change Adapter Settings,' and right click to 'Properties' on your active adapter. From there, select 'Install...', and select 'Add...' on 'Client.' Simply select the 'Client for Microsoft Networks' from the window that appears and click OK. Then, reset your adapter or reboot.
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