[clug] Ubuntu Hardy access to Vista shares

Ian Bardsley ifb777 at tpg.com.au
Tue May 27 06:35:20 GMT 2008

Many thanks Duncan, 

I had seen this potential solution during my meanderings in the ether.  
Alas, however this provided no change to the situation.

By way of interest though, I popped a live disk of Ubuntu Gutsy in my 
desktop and booted into that and would you believe it, I was able to 
access Vista shares.  So some complaints from users about Samba support 
in Hardy seem to be well founded whatever the real reason proves to be.

Thanks again for your input....On now to my next learning challenge!

Kind regards

Ian Bardsley

Duncan Bolt wrote:
> I think if you poke around a bit more you will find a registry patch 
> to do it.
> http://www.technologyquestions.com/technology/windows-vista/50823-force-ntlm-vista-home-premium.html 
> Change "lmcompatibilitylevel" in
> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa
> to dword:00000001
> I know that was how I did it once.
> Duncan
> 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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