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Windows 2012 file share inaccessible by another Windows 2012 Server

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  • This is a strange issue, atleast i hope it is and not the user (me).

    I created a file share on a Windows 2012 server in a domain.  I can access the file share from a 2003, 2008 Server or Windows 7 client (mine).  However if i attempt it from another 2012 server, i get access denied, and no matter what password i put in, the same error.

    I have made sure that the Share had "everyone" access.  The exact same thing.

    I even tried the administrative share, with the same results.  Removing the server from the domain does not seem to make a difference.

    Is it some fancy 2012 feature that i missed in setting up?

    Thanks


    Minoo Jalal

    Wednesday, February 27, 2013 8:15 PM

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  • This is a strange issue, atleast i hope it is and not the user (me).

    I created a file share on a Windows 2012 server in a domain.  I can access the file share from a 2003, 2008 Server or Windows 7 client (mine).  However if i attempt it from another 2012 server, i get access denied, and no matter what password i put in, the same error.

    I have made sure that the Share had "everyone" access.  The exact same thing.

    I even tried the administrative share, with the same results.  Removing the server from the domain does not seem to make a difference.

    Is it some fancy 2012 feature that i missed in setting up?

    Thanks


    Minoo Jalal

    PS These are physical servers.  I noticed a similar issue with VMWare guests.


    It also looks like it apparently between server separated by a WAN.  Do not have this issue with a 2003/2008 server talking across the WAN to the 2012 server.

    ----

    Looks like the issue was with our Riverbeds.  Since Windows 8 and Server 2012 introduce SMBv3, the Riverbed at our current version had a bug that does not allow it to negotiate (Solution # S16547).

    Rather than change anything on the Riverbed, i chose to utilize this article http://blogs.msdn.com/b/openspecification/archive/2012/06/28/smb3-secure-dialect-negotiation.aspx and add the registry DWord with a value of ' 0 " to each of our Windows 2012 servers.

    It does need a reboot.

    Hope this helps someone else.


    • Edited by mtj7009 Wednesday, February 27, 2013 10:49 PM
    • Marked as answer by mtj7009 Wednesday, February 27, 2013 10:50 PM
    Wednesday, February 27, 2013 8:15 PM

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  • This is a strange issue, atleast i hope it is and not the user (me).

    I created a file share on a Windows 2012 server in a domain.  I can access the file share from a 2003, 2008 Server or Windows 7 client (mine).  However if i attempt it from another 2012 server, i get access denied, and no matter what password i put in, the same error.

    I have made sure that the Share had "everyone" access.  The exact same thing.

    I even tried the administrative share, with the same results.  Removing the server from the domain does not seem to make a difference.

    Is it some fancy 2012 feature that i missed in setting up?

    Thanks


    Minoo Jalal

    PS These are physical servers.  I noticed a similar issue with VMWare guests.


    It also looks like it apparently between server separated by a WAN.  Do not have this issue with a 2003/2008 server talking across the WAN to the 2012 server.

    ----

    Looks like the issue was with our Riverbeds.  Since Windows 8 and Server 2012 introduce SMBv3, the Riverbed at our current version had a bug that does not allow it to negotiate (Solution # S16547).

    Rather than change anything on the Riverbed, i chose to utilize this article http://blogs.msdn.com/b/openspecification/archive/2012/06/28/smb3-secure-dialect-negotiation.aspx and add the registry DWord with a value of ' 0 " to each of our Windows 2012 servers.

    It does need a reboot.

    Hope this helps someone else.


    • Edited by mtj7009 Wednesday, February 27, 2013 10:49 PM
    • Marked as answer by mtj7009 Wednesday, February 27, 2013 10:50 PM
    Wednesday, February 27, 2013 8:15 PM
  • Hi Minoo,

    Thank you for sharing the result!


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