NetApp CIFS shares are not able to browse on Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012. You may get “Network not found” error when you try in command prompt.
Answer is simple. Windows 8 and Server 2012 is expecting SMB signing from NetApp shares. I tried to enabling SMB signing on the NetApp and it DIDN’T help. I guess new Windows is expecting latest version of SMB v3 signing. Simply disabling the client side SMB signing resolve my issue.
- Open Powershell as administrator (elevated) mode on your Windows 8 or Windows 2012 server
- Copy/paste this command: Set-ItemProperty -Path “HKLM:\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanWorkstation\Parameters” RequireSecureNegotiate -Value 0 -Force
You don’t even need a reboot. Try accessing your NetApp shares. Hope this helps. Thank me in the reply.