In my home network, I am running Samba on a Pi and it is running well for a long time. I can access it from my multiple laptops running Windows 10. However, with the addition of the latest win 10 laptop (from my work), I cannot access the Samba share from this laptop. I can still use it from the other laptops. From that angle, I know the Pi is running fine.
What I have tried: I read that SMB1 is disabled in Win 10 by default. I enabled that and tried. Got no success.
On the work laptop, I cannot change most of the group policies. One policy that disables unauthenticated access to shares using SMB2. There is a GPO that can easily be flipped to fix the problem if setting up auth isn’t an option. Here is the policy in question.
Computer configuration\administrative templates\network\Lanman Workstation "Enable insecure guest logons"
I tried this but still got no success. The Samba share needs authentication.
Can someone help?
How to access Samba on Raspi from my Win10?
Just now I installed a quick and dirty version on my Rpi4B buster following Ref 1. Then I connected my Win10 to Samba following Ref 2.
Since my Samba server welcomes guests, so I just use my Win10 File Explorer to visit the Samba server at share(192.168.1.3(Samba4.9.5-Debian))
- I am using Chinese Window 10. Last major upgrade is 2018 Aug. I never refuse upgrade suggestions. Last minor upgrade should be about a week ago.
(A) Rpi4B buster Installation Notes
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get install samba samba-common-bin
sudo mkdir -m 1777 /share sudo nano /etc/samba/smb.conf
Comment = Pi shared folder Path = /share
Browseable = yes
Writeable = Yes
only guest = no
create mask = 0777
directory mask = 0777
Public = yes
Guest ok = yes
sudo smbpasswd -a pi tlfong01 tlfong01
sudo systemctl restart smbd
(B) Chinese Windows 10 Notes