Accessing Server 2012 R2 shares from Windows XP
Posted on 2014-01-27
I'm having issues only with Windows XP clients not being able to access Server 2012 R2 shares on one server. They can access another Server 2012 R2 servers shares, as well as other Server 2012 shares.
This server was recently upgraded from Server 2008 R2 Enterprise to Server 2012 R2 Standard. The server itself can access all shares, and \\pc\c$, across the network.
I can ping the server by FQDN and IP, but cannot access shares either way. Windows 7 clients are having no issues.
Error when trying to browse to \\server is
Windows cannot find \\servername. Check the spelling and try again, or try searching for the item by......
If it matters, this server does have deduplication enabled on the data drive. However, so do our other servers which XP clients can access.
Nothing in event logs really points out errors, on either the XP machines or the server.
The only thing I have really changed so far on this server is setting the LanmanWorkstation parameter for RequireSecureNegotiate to 2.