[clug] Ubuntu Hardy access to Vista shares

Ian Bardsley ifb777 at tpg.com.au
Mon May 26 06:40:03 GMT 2008


Many thanks for your prompt response

You were spot on.  A little more googling located a thread that provided 
a potential solution that called for a change in Vistas "Local Policy, 
Security settings".  That shouldn't be too hard I thought, the thread 
provided a simple how to that involved accessing the Vista file 
"secpol.msc".   Guess what???, this file is not provided with Vista Home 
editions so if you have purchased a copy of Vista home xxx or a computer 
with it already installed and want to share data with another OS you 
will need to pay yet again to upgrade to ultimate or whatever.  That of 
course is after you've paid additionally for software that will protect 
you from miscreants  who delight in finding ways to upset your day by 
implanting rogue code into your nice new computer that renders it  akin 
to a boat anchor.

Now I could buy an upgrade or I could simply dump Vista from my 120mb HD 
and used the saved space for more important things.  I'll leave you to 
guess what I shall do this evening.  I shall also be making a financial 
donation to the developers of the linux software that I use regularly to 
the value of the savings that I will make by dumping this stuff.

Many thanks again for your input.  I like to know why things don't work 
as expected.

Kind regards

Ian Bardsley

CC Bill Gates and Staff

Boyd Wilding wrote:
> Whoops sorry, I meant NTLM2.
> On Sun, May 25, 2008 at 10:21 PM, Boyd Wilding <boydwilding at gmail.com 
> <mailto:boydwilding at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     Hello.
>     I believe that Vista has SMB 2 enabled by default which may
>     potentially be the cause of your problem.
>     From memory it also stops its shares being available to older
>     windows versions that try to connect to shares on a Vista machine
>     (eg windows XP) unless you change a setting on the Vista machine
>     to allow use of SMB 1.
>     On Sun, May 25, 2008 at 8:18 PM, Ian Bardsley <ifb777 at tpg.com.au
>     <mailto:ifb777 at tpg.com.au>> wrote:
>         G'Day List members
>         Having spent some time googling around for an explanation to
>         no avail, I thought I would seek the collective help of the
>         lists' gurus for an explanation of why I am unable to view
>         shared folders in Vista with Ubuntu while viewing Ubuntu
>         folders in Vista is no problem.
>         The scenario:  When I acquired my new notebook a few weeks
>         ago(and commented on in these pages) it naturally come with
>         Vista installed.  As I had never looked at this OS, I decided
>         that I would set this device as a duel boot system with a view
>         to poking around in Vista before I dumped it in favour of a
>         completely Linux based home network.   Over the past couple of
>         evenings I have looked at Vista and must say am less than
>         impressed with it's offerings finding it cumbersome, slow and
>         fragile.  However, as I have never tried to use samba to share
>         between operating systems I embarked on yet another learning
>         curve and figured out how to set up shares in Vista and also
>         in Ubuntu. I am now at the point where I can, via "Places,
>         Network" navigate to Windows Network, Workgroup and Laptop
>         (the name used when setting up Vista) but when trying to get
>         to the next stage nothing happens.  I found a number of
>         threads on the net where other users have reported similar
>         problems but alas no explanations of why or any offerings of a
>         solution.  This of course now become a challenge....something
>         that should happen isn't happening and I need to know why
>         otherwise i'll turn to drink or worse.  So, any input would be
>         very much appreciated.
>         TIA
>         Ian Bardsley :-(
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