Making Windows 7 and Vista play nice with SAMBA

If Windows 7 and Vista won’t work “properly” with your SAMBA servers, give this a try:

  1. Create a new Group Policy Object in GPMC, and give it a name. I chose “Samba Compatibility”.
  2. Edit the GPO…
  3. Navigate to : Computer Configuration > Policies > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > Security Options > Network Security
  4. Now edit the setting “Network security: LAN Manager Authentication level”, and change it to “Send LM & NTLM – use NTLMv2 session security if negotiated”.
  5. Apply that GPO to the appropriate OU, and you’re away* 🙂

* People will probably need to reboot for the changes to take effect.

Key symptoms we saw were Vista/Win7 rejecting the initial connection, prompting for a username and password, then rejecting the domain credentials you just entered. This fixes those issues!

Adobe Reader 9.2 MSI

For anyone who needs it, the Adobe Reader 9.2 MSI is here:

ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/win/9.x/9.2/enu/

Share and enjoy 😉

Troubleshooting Group Policy

Group Policy not working how you expect? Check this out:

Troubleshooting Group Policy Using Event Logs

Of particular use is the section on the Group Policy operational log 🙂