As Malke posted, you can work around the issue by setting Vista to a lower
security level. You can also upgrade Samba on your MacPro to version 3.0.22
or later and add "client ntlmv2 auth = yes" to your smb.conf -- this may
also help your performance.
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> Hi everyone,
> unlike many others in here I could easily share folders between my PC with
> a fresh Vista Home Premium setup and my laptop with Windows XP SP2. Some
> days ago I received a new MacPro and I started to have problems in network
> sharing. After lots of trials and errors I decided to ask for some help.
> Hope some of you can lend an hand even if the problem is cross-platform.
> My network setup is the following:
> - First PC is connected to a 3Com switch
> - MacPro is connected to the same switch
> - Switch is connected to a Linksys wireless router
> - Laptop is connected to the network via wireless
> - I have an Xbox 360 connected, too, hooked up to the Linksys router
> DHCP (on the Linksys) gives every machine an IP, so the network seems to
> be properly configured. Vista and XP can talk to each other (I couldn't
> share a full hard drive in Vista as I was used in XP Professional, that's
> not a big issue but any hint on this matter is more than welcome),
> Xbox360's Media Center Extender can reach my multimedia files and
> everything seems fine.
> Problem is I can't access MacOSX's sharing from Vista, and I can't copy
> big files accessing to Vista's shared folders from the Mac.
> If I access to the shared folders from the Mac, I can mount them and see
> the files inside, but I can transfer only little files, pictures and stuff
> like that. If I try to copy bigger files, like 5-600 MBytes, MacOS
> "thinks" for a while, then it starts the transfer at ridicolous speed
> (several minutes to obtain a single MB) and then gives up returning an
> On the other side, Vista can find the MacPro in the network window and if
> I double-clic on the icon it asks for a login name and password. Fine, but
> when I enter the username and password of the MacOSX user, Vista says that
> it's impossible to establish a connection and asks for correct username
> and password.
> Laptop, however, seems to like all the other computers: as I said I can
> access to the shared folders of the Vista PC, but in this case, when I try
> double-clicking on the MacPro's icon, I insert the very same username and
> password that Vista refused and I can access the shared folders on the
> MacPro without any problem.
> At present, I'm forced to use the laptop as a "parking lot" when I have to
> transfer files from the main PC to the MacPro, but I'd like to solve the
> problem since this is something I'm going to do very often.
> I tried to disable Vista's built-in firewall without luck, I tried to give
> any possible permission in the Vista's sharing properties, but couldn't
> solve the problem. I even made the same user accounts on both machines,
> with matching usernames and passwords, but again, Vista refuses to login
> to the MacPro and MacPro can't transfer big files. Sharing services seem
> to be fine, as XP Laptop can access and transfer to both computers. I
> don't have any third-party firewall-antivirus-blockers installed on the
> Vista PC.
> Onestly, I don't know what to try next
> Any help would be more than welcome.
> Thanks for your time.