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Windows 7, connecting to Samba shares

I can't get Windows 7 Home to connect to a Samba 2 share?

I keep seeing articles that suggest using 'secpol.msc', or 'gpedit' which I think isn't on the home version, as I cant find it.

I can connect on MacOS so I'm guessing the this is done to the Windows side of things.

The error I get is "A remote procedure call (RPC) protocol error occurred."

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marked as duplicate by studiohack, harrymc, random Dec 19 '10 at 1:25

This question was marked as an exact duplicate of an existing question.

What error are you getting? Please be more specific. – user3463 Dec 18 '10 at 19:54
@studiohack yeah I read this one, win 7 home doesn't seem to have gpedit.msc as well – PhilCK Dec 18 '10 at 20:36
that's correct. – studiohack Dec 18 '10 at 20:39
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See this post (for what it's worth) by komickaze @

I had a similar problem when trying to connect Windows 7 Home Premium and Windows 7 Ultimate to a Mac OS 10.3.9 Server. I made the following change with the Local Security Policy on Ultimate and tested it successfully while watching the registry for changes. I found the following REG_DWORD values were changed:

HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa\LmCompatibilityLevel HKLM\System\ControlSet001\Control\Lsa\LmCompatibilityLevel

After further testing, I found these to be the values and coresponding settings:

0) Send LM & NTLM responses
1) Send LM & NTLM - use NTLMv2 session security if negotiated
2) Send NTLM response only
3) Send NTLMv2 response only
4) Send NTLMv2 response only. Refuse LM
5) Send NTLMv2 response only. Refuse LM & NTLM

I created the LmCompatibilityLevel setting on my Home Premium machine with a value of 1 ( and was finally able to connect to the 10.3.9 Server.

Located about halfway down the page, use CRTL+F and search for a keyword in komickaze's post.

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Bingo, thanks for that. – PhilCK Dec 18 '10 at 21:03

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