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Mounting filesystems via SMB

Access to SAMBA is restricted to systems on the CS network. If you have a laptop on the wireless network or are connecting from some remote location, you will need to connect to the VPN

Mount your filesystem

  1. From the Windows file browser, click on Tools and select Map Network Drive.

    Map Network Drive Menu Option

  2. In the Folder box, fill in the name of the samba server, and the path that you want to mount. In the example, we’re mounting the web directory, www, so the full path is \\\www.

    Map Network Drive Wizard

  3. Click on the link that allows you to Connect using a different user name. In almost all cases, the default username will be incorrect. You should enter your username, prefaced by umd-csd-nt, like so: umd-csd-nt\username

    Connect As User Dialog

    You do not need to enter your password at this time, you’ll be prompted for it when you initiate the connection.

  4. Click OK
  5. Click Finish
  6. When prompted for your username, enter your Department Windows password.

Verify that you are sending encrypted passwords

If you are unable to connect to SAMBA, you may be sending unencrypted passwords. Older department issued systems may be set to use this method.

Note: these screenshots are from Windows XP, but the process is basically the same on all versions of Windows. You can find Local Security Policy in Windows 10 by typing it in the search box on the Start Menu.

  1. Find the Administrative Tools folder (in Control Panel or the Start Menu) and open Local Security Policy

  2. Under Security Settings, open Local Policies -> Security Options

    Local Policies -> Security Options

  3. Scroll down to Microsoft network client: Send unencrypted password to third-party SMB servers

    Send unencrypted password to third-party SMB servers

  4. If the Security Setting of this option is Disabled, then you already have the correct setting, you don’t need to do anything, you’re done. If this security option is Enabled, double-click it.

  5. Select the Disabled Radio button.

    Disabled Radio button

  6. Click OK

  7. If you have changed a security setting, you must reboot the system for the change to take effect.