Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 vs NetApp shares

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.

  1. Open Powershell as administrator (elevated) mode on your Windows 8 or Windows 2012 server
  2. 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.

16 thoughts on “Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 vs NetApp shares

  1. This fixed a problem that had me beating my head against the wall. So, thank you for saving my skull (and sanity). You rock, sir!

  2. Thanks for the fix. I’ve been using your page as a reference for some time now.

    We recently upgraded the firmware on our Netapp, and the issue appears to be resolved. The latest version seems to allow signing to be negotiated properly, and you don’t need to apply the fix anymore.

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