Windows 10 cannot find Samba 3 Server

Since upgrading our client machines to Windows 10, the old file server used by the family business has become inaccessible.  Attempting to connect to it by IP or name suggests that it simply does not exist.

While I share the details on how to enable access below, I add the caveat that one of the other Windows 10 computers affected by this issue ‘fixed itself’ after a few days.

To enable version 1 of the Server Message Block protocol that is used by older Samba servers, type the following in an Administrator Command Prompt (must be administrator) on the Windows client machine:

sc.exe config lanmanworkstation depend= bowser/mrxsmb10/mrxsmb20/nsi
sc.exe config mrxsmb10 start= auto

Then reboot the computer and try to find the server or map the drive.

Let me know how it goes.

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