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I created a Samba share on my new Ubuntu 10.04 machine. When I try to access it from a Windows 7 client, I get network error 0x80070043 (The network path not found). However, I get this error when I click on the share in the Windows Explorer, so it seems that Windows does find the path. I already enabled NTLMv1, disabled 128bit security and made sure that NetBIOS is running. I briefly disabled the Windows firewall, it didn't make a difference. What could be the problem?

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Can you ping the ip address of the ubuntu machine? – redknight May 23 '10 at 18:31
He can browse the shares on the machine, so he probably can :-p – Massimo May 23 '10 at 19:54
Indeed I can ping the machine. – FelixM May 23 '10 at 20:46

I was getting the same error randomly, and was never completely able to understand what caused it, and/or to solve it. But it disappeared after upgrading to the latest Samba release (3.5.2), so it was probably due to some bug and/or lack of full support for Windows 7 client.

Which versione of Samba are you running?

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It looks like I have 3.4.7 (2:3.4.7~dfsg-lubuntu3) and the Ubuntu package manager says that's the latest version. I guess I need to find a newer version... – FelixM May 23 '10 at 20:47
You can download the source, compile and install it from the Samba web site (, or you can look for already available binary packages (although it could be a little difficult to find them for Ubuntu); getting one for CentOS, which is the system I needed to install it on, was easy enough. – Massimo May 23 '10 at 22:01
Upvoted, as I've found a lot of things in Samba can be fixed with an update...I've also found a number of things can break too ;) – Univ426 Jul 16 '12 at 20:46

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