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Buffalo TeraStation Pro NAS, can't map drive

  1. #1


    fxer Guest

    Buffalo TeraStation Pro NAS, can't map drive

    I have a mixed XP home/pro and Vista home/business network with a
    Buffalo TeraStation Pro NAS for network backups. XP home/pro has no
    problem accessing the NAS, no password required. However the vista
    home computers ask for a password to log into the drive. You can type
    in guest/guest and it will work for the current session, but drives
    will not be mapped at reboot.

    I've tried changing HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control
    \Lsa\LMCompatibilityLevel to 1 and NoLmHash to 0, tried updating to
    the latest Buffalo firmware, and still no go. Any other ideas on how
    to get a Vista home SKU to map a network drive without asking for
    passwords?


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    fxer Guest

    Re: Buffalo TeraStation Pro NAS, can't map drive

    Perhaps I should note, the Vista Business SKUs can access the NAS
    after I changed this option:

    Local Policy\Security Options\Network security: LAN Manager
    authentication level, and change it
    to "Send LM & NTLM - use NTLMv2 session security if negotiated."


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    fxer Guest

    Re: Buffalo TeraStation Pro NAS, can't map drive

    On May 29, 12:14 pm, fxer <fxe...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > I have a mixed XP home/pro and Vista home/business network with a
    > Buffalo TeraStation Pro NAS for network backups. XP home/pro has no
    > problem accessing the NAS, no password required. However the vista
    > home computers ask for a password to log into the drive. You can type
    > in guest/guest and it will work for the current session, but drives
    > will not be mapped at reboot.
    >
    > I've tried changing HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control
    > \Lsa\LMCompatibilityLevel to 1 and NoLmHash to 0, tried updating to
    > the latest Buffalo firmware, and still no go. Any other ideas on how
    > to get a Vista home SKU to map a network drive without asking for
    > passwords?


    No ideas on how to get Vista home to see a NAS?


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Chuck Guest

    Re: Buffalo TeraStation Pro NAS, can't map drive

    On 30 May 2007 13:45:57 -0700, fxer <fxer80@gmail.com> wrote:

    >On May 29, 12:14 pm, fxer <fxe...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >> I have a mixed XP home/pro and Vista home/business network with a
    >> Buffalo TeraStation Pro NAS for network backups. XP home/pro has no
    >> problem accessing the NAS, no password required. However the vista
    >> home computers ask for a password to log into the drive. You can type
    >> in guest/guest and it will work for the current session, but drives
    >> will not be mapped at reboot.
    >>
    >> I've tried changing HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control
    >> \Lsa\LMCompatibilityLevel to 1 and NoLmHash to 0, tried updating to
    >> the latest Buffalo firmware, and still no go. Any other ideas on how
    >> to get a Vista home SKU to map a network drive without asking for
    >> passwords?

    >
    >No ideas on how to get Vista home to see a NAS?


    Vista Home is like XP Home, in that it won't retain authentication between
    sessions. If the NAS requires a password, Vista Home will have to ask you for
    one, each time.
    <http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/06/file-sharing-under-windows-xp.html#NonGuest>
    http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/0....html#NonGuest

    --
    Cheers,
    Chuck, MS-MVP [Windows - Networking]
    http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/
    Paranoia is not a problem, when it's a normal response from experience.
    My email is AT DOT
    actual address pchuck mvps org.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    GTS Guest

    Re: Buffalo TeraStation Pro NAS, can't map drive

    I concur with Chuck, though it appears there's a little more to it. The
    fact that you say XP Home also reconnects implies that the NAS uses the
    guest credential (since that is what XP Home will uses with simple file
    sharing). One solution that should work in Vista home versions is to run a
    batch file on start up to connect to the NAS like the following.
    >net use \\NAS-Name-or-IP /USER:guest guest



    "fxer" <fxer80@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:1180466044.877434.267290@i38g2000prf.googlegroups.com...
    >I have a mixed XP home/pro and Vista home/business network with a
    > Buffalo TeraStation Pro NAS for network backups. XP home/pro has no
    > problem accessing the NAS, no password required. However the vista
    > home computers ask for a password to log into the drive. You can type
    > in guest/guest and it will work for the current session, but drives
    > will not be mapped at reboot.
    >
    > I've tried changing HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control
    > \Lsa\LMCompatibilityLevel to 1 and NoLmHash to 0, tried updating to
    > the latest Buffalo firmware, and still no go. Any other ideas on how
    > to get a Vista home SKU to map a network drive without asking for
    > passwords?
    >



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    fxer Guest

    Re: Buffalo TeraStation Pro NAS, can't map drive

    On May 30, 3:57 pm, Chuck <n...@example.net> wrote:
    > On 30 May 2007 13:45:57 -0700, fxer <fxe...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >
    > >On May 29, 12:14 pm, fxer <fxe...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > >> I have a mixed XP home/pro and Vista home/business network with a
    > >> Buffalo TeraStation Pro NAS for network backups. XP home/pro has no
    > >> problem accessing the NAS, no password required. However the vista
    > >> home computers ask for a password to log into the drive. You can type
    > >> in guest/guest and it will work for the current session, but drives
    > >> will not be mapped at reboot.

    >
    > >> I've tried changing HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control
    > >> \Lsa\LMCompatibilityLevel to 1 and NoLmHash to 0, tried updating to
    > >> the latest Buffalo firmware, and still no go. Any other ideas on how
    > >> to get a Vista home SKU to map a network drive without asking for
    > >> passwords?

    >
    > >No ideas on how to get Vista home to see a NAS?

    >
    > Vista Home is like XP Home, in that it won't retain authentication between
    > sessions. If the NAS requires a password, Vista Home will have to ask you for
    > one, each time.
    > <http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/06/file-sharing-under-windows-xp.h...>http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/0...r-windows-xp.h...
    >
    > --
    > Cheers,
    > Chuck, MS-MVP [Windows - Networking]http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/
    > Paranoia is not a problem, when it's a normal response from experience.
    > My email is AT DOT
    > actual address pchuck mvps org.


    Well the NAS doesn't require a password, as I mentioned, only Vista
    home does. XP Home/Pro & Vista Business...none of them ask for a
    password to access the NAS, only Vista home wants a password. There's
    no way to fix that?


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #7


    fxer Guest

    Re: Buffalo TeraStation Pro NAS, can't map drive

    On May 30, 3:57 pm, Chuck <n...@example.net> wrote:
    > On 30 May 2007 13:45:57 -0700, fxer <fxe...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >
    > >On May 29, 12:14 pm, fxer <fxe...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > >> I have a mixed XP home/pro and Vista home/business network with a
    > >> Buffalo TeraStation Pro NAS for network backups. XP home/pro has no
    > >> problem accessing the NAS, no password required. However the vista
    > >> home computers ask for a password to log into the drive. You can type
    > >> in guest/guest and it will work for the current session, but drives
    > >> will not be mapped at reboot.

    >
    > >> I've tried changing HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control
    > >> \Lsa\LMCompatibilityLevel to 1 and NoLmHash to 0, tried updating to
    > >> the latest Buffalo firmware, and still no go. Any other ideas on how
    > >> to get a Vista home SKU to map a network drive without asking for
    > >> passwords?

    >
    > >No ideas on how to get Vista home to see a NAS?

    >
    > Vista Home is like XP Home, in that it won't retain authentication between
    > sessions. If the NAS requires a password, Vista Home will have to ask you for
    > one, each time.
    > <http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/06/file-sharing-under-windows-xp.h...>http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/0...r-windows-xp.h...
    >
    > --
    > Cheers,
    > Chuck, MS-MVP [Windows - Networking]http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/
    > Paranoia is not a problem, when it's a normal response from experience.
    > My email is AT DOT
    > actual address pchuck mvps org.


    Well the NAS doesn't require a password, as I mentioned, only Vista
    home does. XP Home/Pro & Vista Business...none of them ask for a
    password to access the NAS, only Vista home wants a password. There's
    no way to fix that?


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #8


    Chuck Guest

    Re: Buffalo TeraStation Pro NAS, can't map drive

    On 31 May 2007 09:46:57 -0700, fxer <fxer80@gmail.com> wrote:

    >On May 30, 3:57 pm, Chuck <n...@example.net> wrote:
    >> On 30 May 2007 13:45:57 -0700, fxer <fxe...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >>
    >> >On May 29, 12:14 pm, fxer <fxe...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >> >> I have a mixed XP home/pro and Vista home/business network with a
    >> >> Buffalo TeraStation Pro NAS for network backups. XP home/pro has no
    >> >> problem accessing the NAS, no password required. However the vista
    >> >> home computers ask for a password to log into the drive. You can type
    >> >> in guest/guest and it will work for the current session, but drives
    >> >> will not be mapped at reboot.

    >>
    >> >> I've tried changing HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control
    >> >> \Lsa\LMCompatibilityLevel to 1 and NoLmHash to 0, tried updating to
    >> >> the latest Buffalo firmware, and still no go. Any other ideas on how
    >> >> to get a Vista home SKU to map a network drive without asking for
    >> >> passwords?

    >>
    >> >No ideas on how to get Vista home to see a NAS?

    >>
    >> Vista Home is like XP Home, in that it won't retain authentication between
    >> sessions. If the NAS requires a password, Vista Home will have to ask you for
    >> one, each time.
    >> <http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/06/file-sharing-under-windows-xp.h...>http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/0...r-windows-xp.h...
    >>
    >> --
    >> Cheers,
    >> Chuck, MS-MVP [Windows - Networking]http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/
    >> Paranoia is not a problem, when it's a normal response from experience.
    >> My email is AT DOT
    >> actual address pchuck mvps org.

    >
    >Well the NAS doesn't require a password, as I mentioned, only Vista
    >home does. XP Home/Pro & Vista Business...none of them ask for a
    >password to access the NAS, only Vista home wants a password. There's
    >no way to fix that?


    Well, password or no, the issue is the authentication token. XP Home (and
    apparently Vista Home) doesn't retain tokens between sessions.

    So try GTSs login script, if you've a mind:
    net use \\NAS-Name-or-IP /USER:guest guest

    --
    Cheers,
    Chuck, MS-MVP [Windows - Networking]
    http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/
    Paranoia is not a problem, when it's a normal response from experience.
    My email is AT DOT
    actual address pchuck mvps org.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #9


    fxer Guest

    Re: Buffalo TeraStation Pro NAS, can't map drive

    On May 31, 7:46 am, "GTS" <x...@y.net> wrote:
    > I concur with Chuck, though it appears there's a little more to it. The
    > fact that you say XP Home also reconnects implies that the NAS uses the
    > guest credential (since that is what XP Home will uses with simple file
    > sharing). One solution that should work in Vista home versions is to run a
    > batch file on start up to connect to the NAS like the following.
    >
    > >net use \\NAS-Name-or-IP /USER:guest guest

    > "fxer" <fxe...@gmail.com> wrote in message
    >
    > news:1180466044.877434.267290@i38g2000prf.googlegroups.com...
    >
    > >I have a mixed XP home/pro and Vista home/business network with a
    > > Buffalo TeraStation Pro NAS for network backups. XP home/pro has no
    > > problem accessing the NAS, no password required. However the vista
    > > home computers ask for a password to log into the drive. You can type
    > > in guest/guest and it will work for the current session, but drives
    > > will not be mapped at reboot.

    >
    > > I've tried changing HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control
    > > \Lsa\LMCompatibilityLevel to 1 and NoLmHash to 0, tried updating to
    > > the latest Buffalo firmware, and still no go. Any other ideas on how
    > > to get a Vista home SKU to map a network drive without asking for
    > > passwords?


    Thanks for the tip GTS, that is working for me. A total band-aid
    solution I'm sure will break on me after some future windows update,
    but for now, it works Thanks again


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  10. #10


    GTS Guest

    Re: Buffalo TeraStation Pro NAS, can't map drive

    >> > I've tried changing HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control
    >> > \Lsa\LMCompatibilityLevel to 1 and NoLmHash to 0, tried updating to
    >> > the latest Buffalo firmware, and still no go. Any other ideas on how
    >> > to get a Vista home SKU to map a network drive without asking for
    >> > passwords?

    >
    > Thanks for the tip GTS, that is working for me. A total band-aid
    > solution I'm sure will break on me after some future windows update,
    > but for now, it works Thanks again
    >


    You're welcome.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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