Vista RC1 (Build 5600) - problems with accessing network storage
I am running Build 5600 ov Vista and have recently connected a LanDrive to the network. My XP computer has no problems accessing the LanDrive but I am having serious problems with Vista. Basics: I can map one of the folders on the network drive to a drive letter OK. When I go to map a second folder explorer freezes as soon as you select browse or try to enter path to folder. After a reset I can the above repeats for the second folder, and so on. Once a drive is mapped I can view the folders in the root of the mapped drive but once I start to access the sub folders explorer freezes again. Media Player: If I try to add one of the network drives as one of the search paths for Media Player Library then Media Player will freeze. This is immediately followed by a freeze of Windows Explorer. The only solutions to both freezes is to either unplug the network cable so I can shutdown cleanly, or to hit the reset button. I repeat XP has no issues with the network drive. Is there any known solution to this problem? If it is a known problem is it fixed in the retail version of the product? Do I have to wait another month to be able to get access to my network drive from my Vista box or will I have to go out and buy XP and use that until Vista is fixed? TIA
December 20th, 2006 2:34pm
Hi,I came across this thread when looking for a solution to the same problem. The issue isnt Vista. It's the authentication support that Vista uses (NTLM2), and the nas (NTML) . To fix the problem:Click "Start -> Run." Then, type in the Run field: "secpol.msc." That will bring you to Vista's security policy system. Once there, use "Go to: Local Policies > Security Options" and then find "Network Security: LAN Manager" authentication level. Once there, change the Setting from "Send NTLMv2 response only" to "Send LM & NTLM -- use NTLMv2 session security if negotiated."Hope this helps. If you havent already solved it :)
January 1st, 2007 4:47pm
Thanks for responding. I tried this out with no luck. I will try a few more things out before I give up.
January 2nd, 2007 11:40am
I also am experiencing this problem while copying a file from a windows XP (Non simple) file share. When I try and access the share via \\ [ip address]\[Share Name] it shows the directory structure and will allow me to copy a few files, but sometimes it hangs up, the copy file dialog disapears without it being completed 100% and my networking graph in my task manager drops back down to near zero. Anytime I try to access the share from this point on locks up the explorer window as it simply keeps searching for the share without timing out. This also occurs if I try to transfer files via command line over xcopy. ie: xcopy "\\ [ip address]\[Share Name]\[FileName].[extension]" "[Path on local computer to copy file to]" Xcopy displays the file thats being copied and the network utilization remains at 0%, and xcopy never returns a result nor exits. At this point I can not even force close the command window, nor halt the xcopy process by using Ctrl+C. I have tried the secpol.msc solution as well without success, and have completely disabled the firewalls on both the vista machine and the windows xp file server. I am able to continue to use windows through its other functionality including browsing the web etc, but upon shutting down or restarting it brings up the dialog to ask me whether I want to shut down/exit/suspend/etc... but after making a selection returns to the desktop as if nothing has happened, leaving vista just as functional as if it wasn't told to shut down. both CPU and Hard drives fairly idle. I am forced to do a hard boot from the power button in order to shut it off. I am using the Vista Enterprise Edition included in my MSDN Universal Subscription (January 2007). Any help would be really good. Thanks!
January 17th, 2007 3:28am
Most of these drives are based on Samba fileserver. The exact reason can be found by visiting this http://www.emailbattles.com/2006/03/31/opsys_aadchcgagd_hf/. Hence, the issue can be resolved by applying the drive with latest firmware. I have a Argosy - HD363N drive. After applying their latest firmware, the issue is resolved as the firmware is based on latest samba version. The latest firware that I could found was: http://www.argosy.com.tw/mana_php/prod/file/Argosy-NetHDD007-1005.bin , for Argosy drive. This firware update has increased the access speed of the files dramatically in all versions of Windows (including win2000, Windows Xp and Windows Vista) and also Ubuntu (Linux based). Hope this helps.
January 18th, 2007 3:08am
Thanks for the information. It certainly makes sense, particularly after reading the information on the link you provided. I will now attempt to source updated firmware for my LanDrive, wish me luck. If I am unable to source the updated firmware I will have to delay the deployment of Vista at home until I either replace the LanDrive or get the updated firmware. Regards Grant
January 18th, 2007 6:24am
The problem has been fully resolved. I updated the firmware on my LanDrive and now Vista has no problem accessing the files on this drive. If fact the acccess from my XP machine is consderably faster than what it was. Thanks for the tip Pedi.
January 19th, 2007 1:39am
Eniz wrote:Hi,I came across this thread when looking for a solution to the same problem. The issue isnt Vista. It's the authentication support that Vista uses (NTLM2), and the nas (NTML) . To fix the problem:Click "Start -> Run." Then, type in the Run field: "secpol.msc." That will bring you to Vista's security policy system. Once there, use "Go to: Local Policies > Security Options" and then find "Network Security: LAN Manager" authentication level. Once there, change the Setting from "Send NTLMv2 response only" to "Send LM & NTLM -- use NTLMv2 session security if negotiated."Hope this helps. If you havent already solved it :)small problem with this here, i cannot run secpol.msc i recieve the message windows cannot find secpol.msc.have done some searching and i can run other .msc extentions such as services, is there any way to fix this. my upgrade to vista was from xp following the upgrade path as opposed to a fresh install.thanks
January 22nd, 2007 3:57am
Tanx alot for the help, i have spent a few hours trying to fix this problem, the firware i downloaded first was older than yours. now it works fine!
February 4th, 2007 11:15pm
I had several problems in rebuilding my home network with my new vista ultimate laptop. One which still remains is with a Iomega StorCenter Network Drive. Conncetion wihle transferring files is lost sometimes in seconds, somtaimes in minutes. Also i opening files with fe Media player. I ajusted secpol settings as suggested above. No cure. I foud out that when all security auditing options are set to failed that security violations are recorded every time the conncetion with the NAS drive is blocked. This blocking is indicated with Een binding met een lokale poort is door het Windows-filterplatform geblokkeerd. Toepassingsgegevens: Proces-id: 1528 Naam van toepassing: \device\harddiskvolume1\windows\system32\svchost.exe Netwerkgegevens: Bronadres: 0.0.0.0 Bronpoort: 49802 Protocol: 17 Filtergegevens: Runtime-id van filter: 0 Naam van laag: Brontoewijzing Runtime-id van laag: 36 Vista is blocking the port for security reasons . How can this be solved?
June 22nd, 2007 12:57pm
It is possible for me to access my Argosy drive, and very fast, but all I copy there is currupt. All garbage. Nothing can be used again.
July 23rd, 2007 6:17am
Don't you just feel like deleting the Operating system? I called my Network Storage Device maker, Argosy (www.argosy.net), and they say they are having problems with Windows Vista. Till now they don't know if they will come up with a solution any time soon. Better think of something else. DLink NS120 is extremely slow and so is Linksys. The solution I found was to build a computer to serve asa storage server only.
July 25th, 2007 1:46am