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Old 04-23-2007, 12:08 AM   #1
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Sharing with windows Vista

Hi everyone,

I've got linux ubuntu installed with samba 3.0.22. I previously had a laptop dual booting with linux/xp and the samba shares were working fine (both ways).

I have now purchased a new laptop that came pre loaded with windows vista. for the life of me i can't get it to communicate with my linux machine. The network is up and running as all computers can connect to the router to access the net. However the vista machine is invisible to all the others and visa versa. I've read that i need to upgrade samba to 3.0.22 due to windows vista compatibility issues, but i've already done that...

any ideas anyone? or has anyone had a similar issue and solved it?
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Have you made sure the Vista box is on the same domain?
Do you have the firewall on Vista?
Old 04-23-2007, 12:53 AM   #3
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I'm not running a domain based network, but they're both in the same workgroup.

I did have norton internet protection firewall on, but ive since turned that off and it has made no difference.
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hmm its working now. I even turned the firewall back on and its still working with it? the only other thing i did was meddling with the registry values.

i found a site saying to change the value of HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\St a couple of weeks ago and just now i changed it back to a 3, then again to a 1.....YSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa\LMCompatibilityLevel from a 3 to a 1. I had already done that a couple of weeks ago, and just now i changed it back to a 3, then back to a 1 again.

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