Windows Vista and Buffalo TerraStation

One issue I came across during the Vista
Beta cycle is that I couldn’t connect to my Buffalo TerraStation HS without
having to type in a username and password. It seems that Windows Vista
wasn’t passing my username and password to the TerraStation in the same
way that Windows XP was.

The solution to this is very simple..

1. Run the Local Security Policy app
– secpol.msc


2. Go to Local Policies | Security Options
and choose the

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12 comments on “Windows Vista and Buffalo TerraStation
  1. hipslu says:

    … thank you very much

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  2. Arne says:

    Great tip – saved my day!

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  3. Jon says:

    Wow, I’ve been trying to fix a similar connection problem in XP Pro for a week now; it worked instantly. Great solution.

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  4. joe_elway says:

    Dec,
    It’s probably not an issue for you but that opens up Vista to be able to use the weakest forms of encryption in Windows and leaves LM hashes hanging around on your HD.

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  5. Marky g says:

    Thanks chap – fixed my problem!

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  6. Fatlab says:

    Thanks for the Terrastation tip. Dug me out of a hole, big time!

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  7. Lance says:

    Dude, very cool! Thanks!

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  8. anon says:

    You ROCK!

    Thank you so much. I was just about to give up and ask my next-door neighbor, Jim Allchin, for a hand!

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  9. Scott says:

    Dude, words won’t even come close!! Thanks!

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  10. Lance says:

    For you Vista Premium guys try this registry hack located here:
    { Link }

    Good’ol MS yanked group policy snap-ins on Premium. Registry change works just fine..tested it not 20 seconds ago on my Premium box.

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  11. Kevin says:

    Thank you!!! I have been going nuts over this. I have Vista Premium, so I had to do the regedit tip: HKLMSystemCurrentControlSetControlLSA(REG_DWORD)LmCompatibilityLevel to 2.And now I can connect to my Terastation from Vista. Yay!!!Kevin

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  12. asim says:

    hello,
    <br />i have problam with vista premium.its not conecting with terastation. and other bad thing is that.with vista premium secpol.msc not workable.
    <br />thanks.

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