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Windows 7 Network File Sharing Fix or?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by JD, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. JD

    JD Flightless Bird

    Hi Experts,

    I am trying to connect a Win2K Desktop to a Win 7
    NetBook. It seems that this was a BIG problem
    until fairly recently. Then M$ decided to fix it
    - or did they?

    A URL with info is:


    I have been trying to follow this article and find
    a lot of it falling short. Here is an extract that
    explains the intention.
    "Microsoft has amped-up their new operating system
    with some new security standards, which notably
    fix their aging Samba (SM8) Windows File Sharing
    protocol. By default, Windows Seven comes
    pre-configured to only communicate with other file
    sharing clients and servers which are also using
    the new beefed-up and more secure version of the
    Samba file sharing protocol. Because of this, it
    will not properly communicate with computers
    running older versions of Samba (SM8) Windows File
    Sharing protocol."

    I took the following steps on Win2K: [Start |
    Search | Click the 'Look in' box and select C: |
    Type 'local security policy' in the top slot
    'Search for files and folders named'
    Click the 'Search Now' button below. In the right
    window the list from the top goes from Local
    Settings, Security, etc down to 'Local Security
    Policy.' Click it and a 'Local Security Settings'
    window will open. You can compare this with the
    second image down in the web page.

    This 'Local Security Settings' window on the top
    left side shows the Security Settings | Account
    Policies | Local Policies |. Click Local Policies
    and Security Options appears. The right side of
    that image shows the top line as : Policy -
    Security Setting. That does not exist in my
    computer and the almost all the other entries
    below it are different from mine. The line below
    that image is:

    'From here, under the policy browser select and
    open “Network security:Minimum session security
    for NTLM SSP (including RPC based) Clients“.'

    In the context of the image above, this makes no
    sense at all to me.

    Can anyone figure it out?


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