«Connect linux to microsoft network» in pictures.
- Connecting to a Microsoft VPN server with the PPTP network protocol
- Networking Windows & Linux — Guide to Linux for Beginners
- Can not connect to MS SQL from Ubuntu sqlcmd client · Issue #470
Connecting to a Microsoft VPN server with the PPTP network protocol
It would seem the reason that 66599 and 66657 now work is that these versions use NetBIOS for discovery as opposed to WSD in 6566 builds. The great leap back to the future!!
Networking Windows & Linux — Guide to Linux for Beginners
After reading this, it all appears to be true. The update did remove a lot of my programs (. CPU-Z), installed apps previously removed, reverted a lot of my default apps back to crapy MS equivalents. It removed a lot of software from competitors.
Can not connect to MS SQL from Ubuntu sqlcmd client · Issue #470
You can easily make the network manager applet start on log-in by adding the command nm-applet to your sessions. (Under System- Preferences- Session by default) However, this doesn't mean your configured connection fires up too. To make this happen you can add another command to your session startup programs:
If you are familiar with VPN connections under Microsoft Windows, you might still benefit from reading this section. If you are familiar with VPN and the vagaries of how things work on modern computers (and particularly on Linux) you can skip it. Certainly, if you want to cut to the chase, head for part 7!
Also, why won't File Explorer remember my Details preferences? I have to keep checking them every time I want to see them.
The master browser maintains a list of all the machines in the network and other machines on the network ask the master browser for this list when they do a network browse. The issue here seems to be that a Win 6566 machine doesn't query the master browser correctly to get a complete list, it's missing devices such as linux based NAS. However if a 6566 machine happens to be the master browser and it does a network browse it will see the NAS having got the ALL the info when it assembled it's master list of devices in its role as master browser. This link gives a bit more information on the master browser and how to find it if you are interested.
The VPN Server is run by your organization. You can run a VPNServer on Ubuntu, of course, but that is completely the other end of the system from what we're talking about here.
My company NAS is once again only reachable when SMBv7/v8 is disabled. Which is not usable as uploading data through SMBv6 appears to be very unstable on my co-workers computers !
A little knowledge of what goes on under the hood can be the difference between connection and confusion. These examples assume a PPTP VPN connection.
Note that you will be asked for your password and username when you have not stored those in the default gnome keyring and installed and configured libpam-keyring correctly.