Windows 10: Re-Connecting to samba share fails Files stay offline although samba server is running

Discus and support Re-Connecting to samba share fails Files stay offline although samba server is running in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Hi there! I am facing an issue with samba shares. In short: Although samba server is up, the shares do not re-connect and stay offline. My setup... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by Hans_Meier, Mar 4, 2021.

  1. Re-Connecting to samba share fails Files stay offline although samba server is running


    Hi there!


    I am facing an issue with samba shares. In short: Although samba server is up, the shares do not re-connect and stay offline.


    My setup

    • Samba server on ubuntu
    • Win10 20H2 Client

    Working Scenarios

    1. Starting up samba server
    2. Starting up my win10 client, logging in and voilà: My share are there, i.e. online.
    3. Making some files available offline, so that I can work "offline"

    or

    1. Samba server is off
    2. Win10 client works with offline files from the shares


    [COLOR=rgba215, 57, 0, 1]Failing Scenario[/COLOR]

    1. Samba server is off
    2. Win10 Client is up and running, offline files from samba server are there.
    3. Now, starting up samba server, e.g., do a wake on LAN from win10 client
    4. Samba Server is up, I can ping it, logging in via SSH, ...

    But, my samba shares stay offline! In explorer it looks as if samba server is still down, i.e. folders have an X, marked as unavailable.

    Sometimes don't know why? they become online again, say after 5 minutes or so and sometimes not.


    In the shell, the share is reported as OK, although it still offline:


    Get-SmbMapping

    Status Local Path Remote Path
    ------ ---------- -----------
    OK M: \\KRASS\0_pk_data


    How can I trigger the re-connection to the samba share? Pressing refresh in explorer does not help.


    Any comment/help is highly appreciated

    Hans

    :)
     
    Hans_Meier, Mar 4, 2021
    #1
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    samba/server 2008R2

    What is faster samba or server 2008 R2 for file sharing ?
     
    tritron, Mar 4, 2021
    #2
  3. Can't connect to Samba shares

    Cannot connect to Samba shares since upgrading to windows 10 on 3 systems.

    We have several Windows 8.1 and more than 100 Windows 7 system that can connect.

    It seem that Windows 10 cannot see the Samba server the error is "Windows cannot access Server"

    The Windows 10 systems can ping the name of the server so it is being resolved.

    Very frustrating. Like the speed but less compatible than previous Windows versions.

    Been checking the forum but see no answers to this issue for Windows 10.

    Thanks.

    Brad
     
    BradleyRTaylor, Mar 4, 2021
    #3
  4. Re-Connecting to samba share fails Files stay offline although samba server is running

    Windows 10 having trouble access samba shared with upper case name

    I have several windows 10 computer on the LAN and a linux file server with a samba share. On two laptops, when I open the file explorer, it list all the computers on the network, including the samba server, all in upper case, both on the left hand side
    panel and also in the top right side 'Computers' section.

    When I click these computer names, most of them work as expected, asks credential and then let me access shared drive. Only on the samba server, when I click on it's name, it always shows an error message: "Windows cannot access \\SERVER" where server is
    the name of the samba server. In the details box, it shows an error code '0x80070035', the network path was not found.

    But, if I type \\SERVER (in upper or lower case) into the address bar in the file explorer, it works as expected, shows me all the shared contents from the server. And also, after this initial connection, clicking on the upper case SERVER name on the left
    side panel works.
     
    John2019_385, Mar 4, 2021
    #4
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