Cannot connect to device, pls help going insane

Posted: 01-16-2009, 10:22 AM

Hi

My set-up is very simple yet I cannot connect to a device

I have a Router which has three connections via ethernet

1. Vista Machin
2. XP Machin
3. Music Server (systemline

The problem I have is that my Vista machine will not connect to th
music server - I cannot see the shared folders

My XP machine connects to it no problem, e.g. if I enter the location

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Re: Cannot connect to device, pls help going insane
Posted: 01-16-2009, 02:12 PM
Can you ping music server by IP? If yes, can you ping it by name?

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"nicke1" <nicke1.3m3q82@no-mx.forums.vistaheads.com> wrote in message
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> Hi,
>
> My set-up is very simple yet I cannot connect to a device.
>
> I have a Router which has three connections via ethernet.
>
> 1. Vista Machine
> 2. XP Machine
> 3. Music Server (systemline)
>
> The problem I have is that my Vista machine will not connect to the
> music server - I cannot see the shared folders.
>
>
> My XP machine connects to it no problem, e.g. if I enter the location (
>
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Re: Cannot connect to device, pls help going insane
Posted: 01-16-2009, 02:51 PM

Sorry yes.

I originally confirmed this in my opening post but half of that post
seems to have been truncated.

Yes, from my Vista machine I get a response piinging the music servers
IP address and name (SYSTEMLINE).

From my XP machine I can simply enter the share folder to Explorer or
map a network drive and it works (e.g. '\\systemline\media'
(file://\\systemline\media))

Thanks
Nick


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Re: Cannot connect to device, pls help going insane
Posted: 01-16-2009, 05:23 PM
On Fri, 16 Jan 2009 14:51:32 +0000, nicke1
<nicke1.3m42od@no-mx.forums.vistaheads.com> wrote:
>From my XP machine I can simply enter the share folder to Explorer or
>map a network drive and it works (e.g. '\\systemline\media'
>(file://\\systemline\media))
Try using "\\<ip_address>\media"
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Re: Cannot connect to device, pls help going insane
Posted: 01-16-2009, 07:12 PM

This doesn't work either

Just tried '\\192.168.0.2\media' (file://\\192.168.0.2\media) in IE an
Explorer and both return an error (Windows cannot acces
'\\192.168.0.2\media' (file://\\192.168.0.2\media) check the spelling
etc. etc.

Thank
Nic

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Re: Cannot connect to device, pls help going insane
Posted: 01-17-2009, 01:00 AM
nicke1 wrote:
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> This doesn't work either.
>
> Just tried '\\192.168.0.2\media' (file://\\192.168.0.2\media) in IE and
> Explorer and both return an error (Windows cannot access
> '\\192.168.0.2\media' (file://\\192.168.0.2\media) check the spelling,
> etc. etc.)
What operating system is the music server running? Is this a media appliance
or a desktop computer you built/bought?

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Re: Cannot connect to device, pls help going insane
Posted: 01-17-2009, 06:57 AM

Hi

Yes, it's a media appliance

I asked the manufacturer and they stated that the OS is no
'recognizable'.

Why would XP be able to connect where Vista cannot

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Re: Cannot connect to device, pls help going insane
Posted: 01-17-2009, 12:48 PM
nicke1 wrote:
> Yes, it's a media appliance.
>
> I asked the manufacturer and they stated that the OS is not
> 'recognizable'.
>
> Why would XP be able to connect where Vista cannot?
I suspect that the media appliance is running some form of embedded Linux.
First check for any firmware updates for the appliance. Then make this
change on Vista:

Vista Business/Ultimate only -
Start Orb>Search box>type: secpol.msc
When secpol.msc appears in Results above, right-click it and "run as
administrator".

Click on "Local Policies" --> "Security Options"

Navigate to the policy "Network Security: LAN Manager authentication level"
and double-click it to get its Properties. By default Windows Vista sets
the policy to "NTVLM2 responses only". Use the drop-down arrow to change
this to "LM and NTLM ? use NTLMV2 session security if negotiated".

In Vista Home Premium, you won't have this tool so per MVP Steve Winograd,
do:

1. Run the registry editor and open this key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l\Lsa

1. If it doesn't already exist, create a DWORD value named
LmCompatibilityLevel

3. Set the value to 1

4. Reboot

XP doesn't have the stronger security that Vista does in this area and
that's why it works with the media server.

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Re: Cannot connect to device, pls help going insane
Posted: 01-18-2009, 04:20 PM

Excellent many thanks for the reply. I'm away on business now but wil
try as soon as I return and post back the results.

Nick

I suspect that the media appliance is running some form of embedde
Linux.
First check for any firmware updates for the appliance. Then make this
change on Vista:

Vista Business/Ultimate only -
Start Orb>Search box>type: secpol.msc
When secpol.msc appears in Results above, right-click it and "run as
administrator".

Click on "Local Policies" --> "Security Options"

Navigate to the policy "Network Security: LAN Manager authenticatio
level"
and double-click it to get its Properties. By default Windows Vist
sets
the policy to "NTVLM2 responses only". Use the drop-down arrow t
change
this to "LM and NTLM ? use NTLMV2 session security if negotiated".

In Vista Home Premium, you won't have this tool so per MVP Stev
Winograd,
do:

1. Run the registry editor and open this key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l\Lsa

1. If it doesn't already exist, create a DWORD value named
LmCompatibilityLevel

3. Set the value to 1

4. Reboot

XP doesn't have the stronger security that Vista does in this area and
that's why it works with the media server.

Malke
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Re: Cannot connect to device, pls help going insane
Posted: 01-26-2009, 08:42 AM


Fantastic, it worked.

I changed LmCompatibilityLevel from it's existing value of 3 to 1.
After reboot I could connect no problem to the systemline music server.

Many thanks for your help.
Nick


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