Win2k SP4 file sharing problems...?

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by smallhagrid, Jun 17, 2019.

  1. smallhagrid

    smallhagrid MDL Senior Member

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    I have a friend with an office in his house that has been using a box with win2k pro as an in-house file server for quite a while with literally zero problems.
    The h/w was updated a couple of years ago and it just keeps going fine - though I'll be replacing it with a Linux box in the future sometime for him.
    There is just him, a secretary & a part-time assistant, a total of 3 other PCs that share files via the server.

    I just replaced his desktop PC with a Linux box that also has a VM of his previous XP system for his specialised s/w to stay in use & most everything is fine, but...
    Samba refuses to play nice with the shared stuff on the win2k pro server.
    With or without credentials it will not gain access - though that box is visible to it, the logging in fails every time such that he has no more direct access at his PC to his own files in the host OS.
    What is really puzzling about this happened when the VM of XP fired up & already had ALL of his shares from the server active & perfectly accessible with zero hesitation.

    All the network protocols are active on the win2k box & I've tried every trick I have been able to find without any success.

    I know that win2k in the non-server versions has sharing limitations hard coded into it.

    I am hoping that someone else here has run into this problem & has some sort of a workaround for it, like maybe some sort of file sharing app that works around it, or a way to sort of unlock the limits ??

    Simply replacing it would be my best option, I know - but sadly ATM my personal problem is in getting there as I am over 100 miles away with no car at present, so I need to do what I can via remote, if possible.

    Thanks for any helpful pointers !!
     
  2. vanelle

    vanelle MDL Expert

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    can you possibly explain the whole thing more exactly (chaotic)?

    what OS (exactly) ?
    NTFS or what File system?

    Samba Server ?
    if you mean SS how does you implement the SS in the Microsoft w2k Server Enviroment (wich one is primary?)

    for the conection you probably need 2 NIC
    one for the VM of XP - MAC Adress for VM and static-IP (dyn IP is not recommendable)
    one for the SS - MAC Adress for SS and and static-IP

    the w2k Server have to see 2 clients with 2 different MAC- IP's-OS
    I hardly believe that 2 clients cant communicate properly over 1 NIC (in this case)

    first please explain exactly what you want to do
     
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  3. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    Question is, if the Linux Samba client does still support the more old-style network authentication and protocols?
     
  4. vanelle

    vanelle MDL Expert

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    w2k -> SMB 1.0 -> support SMB direkt over TCP/IP (NetBIOS over TCP / IP is usually not required)
    the main problem is samba version
    min 2.6 required
    afaik older version dosent support the w2k encrypted user passwords.
     
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  5. smallhagrid

    smallhagrid MDL Senior Member

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  7. vanelle

    vanelle MDL Expert

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    in addition (for similar proplems with newer Windows / Samba)

    Code:
    SMB
    Version   support since
    ---------------------------------------------------------
    CIFS      Windows NT 4.0
    1.0       Windows 2000
    2.0       Windows Vista / Windows Server 2008 / Samba 3.5
    2.1       Windows 7 / Windows Server 2008 R2
    3.0       Windows 8 / Windows Server 2012 / Samba 4.0
    3.0.2     Windows 8.1 / Windows Server 2012 R2
    3.1.1     Windows 10 / Windows Server 2016 / Samba 4.3
    
     
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  8. smallhagrid

    smallhagrid MDL Senior Member

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    Is XP not to be included ??
     
  9. vanelle

    vanelle MDL Expert

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    #9 vanelle, Jun 18, 2019
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    xp = smb 1.0 like w2k
    support ' since ' (is the magic word)
     
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  10. smallhagrid

    smallhagrid MDL Senior Member

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    Ah-hah !!
    Thanks for pointing this out.