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|Despite having \\SGNAS in my Hosts file, my desktop is fine, but my Surface keeps losing SMB1 devices completely, via IP or domain name.
This was getting frustrating ...
Then I found this - ProviderFlags ([Samba] Re: msdfs root problems even after a reboot?[^]) and it seems to be working so far:
1) Open Regedit and accept UAC.
2) Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Network
You should see a list of mapped drives as individual keys:
3) Open each drive twig and add a new DWORD32 Key named "ProviderFlags".
3) Set the value to 1 (you can just press ENTER to open the edit box once it's highlighted)
With the domain / IP mapped in Hosts*, all seems fine and indeed considerably faster than it was before the 2004 upgrade!
* Easy to do:
1) WINKEY, then type "notepad" - right click and select "Run as Administrator"
2) Accept UAC
3) Open the file "%systemRoot%\System32\Drivers\etc\hosts"
4) Add your mapping: "192.168.0.11 \\SGNAS #Seagate BlackArmour 16TB" is mine
IP first, then at least one space
Domain next, I use the \\ prefix but I'm not sure it's needed. (If it ain't broke ...)
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I've written this up as a tip: Finding my network shares on SMB1 drives after the Windows 10 2004 update.[^] so it survives a little longer than this thread will!
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