Network and Storage Protocols

Windows 2008 R2 Server Manager (MMC) Access to NetApp CIFS

gmilazzoitag

Maybe you will not believe it but I cannot find documentation on a boring issue.

I cannot get the CIFS management of a NetApp 8.1.3 7Mode using the old but good "Connect to another computer" from the Server Manager (MMC) of a Windows 2008 R2 server.

The laconic message I get is attached.

Of course CIFS is running, the logged user on the server is a local Administrator, is BUILTIN\Administrators member on the NetApp and this can get access to any share including C$ and Admin$.

Same actions from an XP client works fine.

Rumors reported me some change in registry, some in local security policies but I cannot find details neither on support/communities pages or in the web.

Suggestions? Solutions?

Thank you in advance.

Regards.

1 ACCEPTED SOLUTION

gmilazzoitag

Just discovered. Server Manager works ONLY for Windows 2008 Servers. For other computers Computer Manager must be used.

You can found in Administrative Tools and/or run it from CLI with compmgmt.msc.

From Computer Manager you can access to the filer with no issues at all.

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gmilazzoitag

Just discovered. Server Manager works ONLY for Windows 2008 Servers. For other computers Computer Manager must be used.

You can found in Administrative Tools and/or run it from CLI with compmgmt.msc.

From Computer Manager you can access to the filer with no issues at all.

View solution in original post

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