In article <30489173-45F3-42AF-8BFE-410D2F20B9AC@microsoft.com>,
TheWodka <TheWodka@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>I have a Freecom Storage Gateway with some folders which are protected by a
>username and a password. Connecting to these folders seems only working when
>connecting from my older computers, running Windows XP.
>My new laptop, which is running Vista, keeps showing me the logon dialog.
>Connecting to non password protected folders on the Freecom or on other
>computer works without any problem.
>Does anyone have an idea about the cause of this problem? Why is it
>impossible to connect to any of the shared folders when they are protected by
>en username and a password?
The problem could be caused by the way that Vista handles network
authentication (which is called NTLMv2). To make Vista use the same
method as XP (NTLM):
1. Click the Start button, type "regedit" in the Start Search box, and
2. Click "Continue" in the User Account Control prompt.
3. Open this registry key:
4. If it doesn't already exist, create a DWORD value named
5. Set LMCompatibilityLevel to 1.
6. Restart the Vista computer.
Steve Winograd, MS-MVP (Windows Networking)
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