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CIFS on Windows

Question asked by gil.fernandes on Nov 13, 2007
Latest reply on Nov 13, 2007 by mikeh

I am trying to install Alfresco 2.1 with CIFS on Windows Vista. These are the steps that I have executed:

1. Copied Win32NetBIOS.dll to c:\windows\system32
2. Change file-servers.xml in <ALFRESCO_HOME>\tomcat\webapps\WEB-INF\classes\alfresco and added the following lines to this file:

   <config evaluator="string-compare" condition="CIFS Server">
     <serverEnable enabled="true"/>
      <host name="${localname}_A"/>
      <comment>Alfresco CIFS Server</comment>

      <!– Set to the broadcast mask for the subnet –>

      <hostAnnounce interval="5"/>

      <!– Use Win32 NetBIOS interface on Windows –>
      <Win32NetBIOS api="winsock"/>
      <Win32Announce interval="5"/>

      <sessionDebug flags="Negotiate,Socket"/>

I have then restarted Alfresco and when I execute the command:

nbtstat -n

I see in the NetBIOS table the name that refers to ${localname}_A. I then use

net use ${localname}_A

to connect to the share. The login prompt is displayed, but the login fails always. When I look at the Alfresco logs, I see there the error message:

17:12:09,010 ERROR [smb.protocol.auth] org.alfresco.filesys.smb.server.SMBSrvException: Invalid device type for dialect

Does anyone have an idea what the meaning of this error message is and if yes, how this can be fixed?

Kind regards,

Gil Fernandes