[clug] Ubuntu Hardy access to Vista shares

Duncan Bolt Duncan.Bolt at anu.edu.au
Mon May 26 07:06:40 GMT 2008

I think if you poke around a bit more you will find a registry patch to 
do it.


Change "lmcompatibilitylevel" in
to dword:00000001

I know that was how I did it once.


Ian Bardsley wrote:
> Boyd
> 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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