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Windows 8 network drive mappings

August 6, 2012 - Uncategorized

I recently installed Windows 8 on my business laptop and discovered I had problems connecting to certain networkdrives.

The solution was adding the following DWORD (32-bit) Value in the registry.

Location: “HKLM:\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanWorkstation\Parameters”

Create DWORD (32-bit) Value: RequireSecureNegotiate  with Value 0

This should solve the issue.

If this doesn’t work you can always try to run the following command in PS (run as admin):

Set-SmbClientConfiguration -RequireSecuritySignature $true