I know there are a couple of questions about this, those are different situations though and the provided answers do not relate to my problem.
I have a WD My Cloud EX2 NAS with a configured public share, I can access this share from my windows 10 laptop, windows 10 desktop and android phone without issues or authentication.
However, I did a clean windows 10 install of another desktop and the exact same share keeps asking me for authentication now and wont accept any input I give it.
I tried enabling a certain key in the registry (can't remember the key-name) and rebooting, but that didn't help.
Am I missing something? I'm 100% certain the share is still configured properly since I can still access it from my other machines.
EDIT 1: Something I just realized: the other windows 10 machines are Windows 10 Pro, this system is Windows 10 Home, not sure how that would affect this problem, but that's the only difference I can think of.
EDIT 2: I upgraded to Windows 10 Pro and still can't access the public share.
EDIT 3: When I enter
\ as the username and leave the password blank it shows me the share contents, however when I reboot the computer it asks me for credentials again, it won't remember them.
EDIT 4: I have Plex installed on the server, when I get the authentication dialog for the samba share it shows the plex server name in the "domain" field. perhaps this influences the authentication protocol?