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I just added a NAS to our office network. The office runs on all windows 10 desktops, 22 in total. All but 2 machines see the shares fine. I could inspect one of them, and found the following:

  1. I can ping the NAS by name and by ip.
  2. NAS shows up as a discovered host in file explorer.
  3. I can not browse to the NAS using name or ip, resulting in error 53 network path not found.
  4. I cannot browse to any other share on the local network, with the same error, neither by name nor by ip, also other nodes are also discovered fine.
  5. I can browse to localhost and 127.0.0.1 just fine.
  6. Other nodes can access shares on this node.

What should I try to have this resolved?

Additional information: It turned out that the computers can access shares on Windows XP computers just fine. I found that out when we activated one of our older spares.

What I tried additional: disabled firewall disabled ipv6

Additional information: I can't browse the shares, but I get the authentication popup when trying to connect to a machine that needs it.

gpresult -r results in similar outputs for the working and not working machines.

Additional information: I checked using powershell, and both SMB1 and SMB2 is enabled on the machines.

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This problem troubles me for some time. The hard part is, that I can hardly find any information about cases where a windows 10 host can see XP shares, but not other windows 10 shares, as the opposite situation is much more common, shadowing search results.

  • If they are on the same domain it should have nothing to do with IPv6 and/ or Windows Firewall (if all clients are configured the same). Check if the GPOs are getting applied (gpresult -r), DNS in general, check the eventlogs of the machines, etc. – Lenniey Sep 11 at 11:08
  • After your edit: check the used SMB versions in these clients, maybe they're using something older (e.g. v1) – Lenniey Sep 11 at 12:13

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