Friday, November 01, 2013

Mounting Samba share in Windows 7 yields System error 58 has occured

Got a Windows 7 SP1 32-bit Pro machine that have seen various large applications already. So I am not sure if the security policy of the machine is the default. When trying to mount a Samba share got the error message below.
System error 58 has occurred.

The specified server cannot perform the requested operation.

This was done via net use \\<ip>\share. Mounting the share via Windows Explorer yields nothing, just a long wait for nothing.

The fix for my case was to change Security Settings | Local Policies | Security Options | Microsoft network client: Digitally sign communications (always) to disabled. You have to reboot the machine for the changes to take effect.

References:
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/5dd9991b-78e7-4fa3-b17c-366e4ae0092f/cant-connect-to-samba-from-windows-7-vista-xp-ok-many-popular-solutions-tried-without-success?forum=w7itpronetworking


3 comments:

Anonymous said...

That worked like a charm :) Had the issue with Windows 7 clients connecting to an old Samba v3.5.2 running on an QNAP network storage. Thanks for sharing!

Justin said...

Thanks for your post. A couple of years later, still helping folks out. In my case, the same error 58 message appears when connecting from a Win 2012 server (as well as my Win 7 domain member workstation) back to an old Win XP box that is not on the domain. I don't know if I will be able to get admins to change that setting on the server, but at least I know what a path forward is.

Anonymous said...

dear lord, worked like a charm,
thank you