Network Places does not work

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Network Places does not work

Postby Lightning » Tue Nov 15, 2011 8:41 pm

Patch KB2536276 released on June 14th, 2011 causes a Windows XP machine to be
unable to connect to a samba share.
I discovered this problem which relates to some samba installs where the network is not password protected and if passwords are NOT encrypted. Making the below change does NOT force the usage of passwords on any system. It is merely a work around to the security update bug introduced by Microsoft. If you are using samba as a master browser or a domain master then this bug will effect your entire network and the below change will correct the entire network issue.

The solution is a very simple change to the samba configuration
edit /etc/smb.conf
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encrypt passwords = Yes

This effects all versions of FREESCO with samba installed and only the location of the smb.conf file will change. Restart the server after this change and the Network Places should function again.
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