Unable To Access Share By IP

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Sometimes you will have an issue where a user is unable to connect to a NAS or a Linux box by IP Address. This is due to reg key that is needed called “Allow insecure guest logons”. Windows to Windows won’t really have this issue because there is always authentication.

To Resolve:

  1. Set the following key to “Enabled”:
    Registry Hive HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry Path Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\LanmanWorkstation
    Value Name AllowInsecureGuestAuth
    Value Type REG_DWORD
    Enabled Value 1
    Disabled Value 0