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Not able to connect to the Mac share from the Windows XP virtual machine

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I have several Macs on the network. I am not able to connect to their share from the Windows XP virtual machine.


Windows XP misconfiguration.


  1. Change the Network adapter to the Bridged mode (in the virtual machine menu bar: Devices > Network > Bridged Network > Default Adapter).

  2. In the virtual machine go to Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Local Security Policy.

  3. In the left pane of opened window go to Local Policies and click on Security Options.

  4. In the right pane scroll down and locate Network security: LAN manager authentication level, double-click it.

  5. In the opened window change authentication level to Send NTLMv2 response only clicking on dropdown box.

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