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Buffalo TeraStation Pro NAS, can't map drive

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#1
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?
 

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#2
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."
 

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#3
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?
 

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Chuck

#4
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/2005/06/file-sharing-under-windows-xp.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.
 

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#5
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?
>
 

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#6
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/2005/06/file-sharing-under-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?
 

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#7
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/2005/06/file-sharing-under-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?
 

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Chuck

#8
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/2005/06/file-sharing-under-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.
 

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#9
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
 

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#10
>> > 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.
 

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#11
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
 

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#12
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/2005/06/file-sharing-under-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?
 

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Chuck

#13
On 31 May 2007 19:04:07 -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/2005/06/file-sharing-under-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?


Have you tested this under XP Home?

My impression is this is expected behaviour for XP / Vista Home. The
Professional editions will ask you for authentication once, then remember that
authentication in the future, by saving a token. The Home editions won't save
tokens, so you end up entering any authentication information (be it Guest with
no password, non-Guest with no password, or non-Guest with a password) over and
over.
<http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/06/file-sharing-under-windows-xp.html#NonGuest>
http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/06/file-sharing-under-windows-xp.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.
 

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#14
the easiest solution to this problem is to change Vista LAN policy to XP LAN policy. here's the way to solve it:

Administrative Tools -> Local Security Policy -> Local Policies -> Security Options -> Network Security: LAN Manager authentication level -> choose "Send LM & NTLM responses" and then restart your computer.

hope it works for you.
 

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ManDraak

#15
I use Vista Home Premium (x64) and the Local Security Policy is not available.
Where can I change it here?


"joanindo" wrote:

>
> the easiest solution to this problem is to change Vista LAN policy to XP
> LAN policy. here's the way to solve it:
>
> Administrative Tools -> Local Security Policy -> Local Policies ->
> Security Options -> Network Security: LAN Manager authentication level
> -> choose "Send LM & NTLM responses" and then restart your computer.
>
> hope it works for you.
>
>
> --
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>
> Thinkpad X61, T7250 2GHz, 2G RAM, 160G HD, Turbo 1G, WLAN 4965AGN,
> Bluetooth, Vista Enterprise SP1 64bit.
>
 

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#16
Vista Business x64

Hi guys I have got Vista Business and the same issue as above. I have mapped the drives but it keeps asking for the password every time I log in. I have also changed the security policy but still no luck

Any help would be appreciated
 

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