I'm messing around with win8 on my pc and am having odd problems getting cifs to work. Current setup (that's relevant)
3140 7.3.2p2 (local DCs - 2003, 2008)
2050 7.3.7 (local DCs - 2003, 2008r2)
cifs to the 2050 works fine. cifs to the 3140 gives me the error "an unexpected error occured". All the options cifs are the same on both. That is:
The "Microsoft Network Client" security settings are at their default, ie, "digitally sign if agreed" is enabled. All the others are disabled. Now, if i set "MS network client:Digitally sign always " to ENABLE. I can access the 3140. I don't understand why, surely that should fail as I have signing off.
A cifs.trace_login implies that I am being authenticated, it appears to loop a few times saying I'm authenticated and then gives me the error. Assuming "AUTH: Login by xxx from 220.127.116.11 accepted" means everything is ok.
Yeah I know it's pretty old. Like everything it's finding the downtime to upgrade it. Due to a lot of cifs stuff, it's a bit difficult. The actual error on a netmon trace is 515 STATUS_USER_SESSION_DELETED whenever I try to access the share.
Incidentally, in that packet trace it seems to imply that the working controller isn't using SMB2 despite it being "on". So, I turned SMB2 off in the broken one, and lo and behold it starts to work. So, I'm assuming there's a bug in the SMB2 protocol, or at least something that's incompatable with the way Windows 8 uses it. Maybe it's inclusion of SMB3 is throwing it? I'm not entirely sure if upgrading to 7.3.7sp1 would therefore "fix" the issue. It looks like it just hides it a little better.