You may see the following errors when you try to access the shared drive from a Skytap VM:
Guest access in SMB2 and SMB3 are disabled by default in certain Windows OS versions
Starting in Windows 10, version 1709 and Windows Server 2019, SMB2 and SMB3 clients no longer allow the following actions by default:
- Guest account access to a remote server.
- Fall back to the Guest account after invalid credentials are provided.
SMB2 and SMB3 has the following behavior in these versions of Windows:
- Windows 10 Enterprise and Windows 10 Education no longer allow a user to connect to a remote share by using guest credentials by default, even if the remote server requests guest credentials.
- Windows Server 2019 Datacenter and Standard editions no longer allow a user to connect to a remote share by using guest credentials by default, even if the remote server requests guest credentials.
If you try to connect to devices that request credentials of a guest instead of appropriate authenticated principals, you may receive the following error message:
You can't access this shared folder because your organization's security policies block unauthenticated guest access.
These policies help protect your PC from unsafe or malicious devices on the network.
To enable unauthenticated SMB1 guest access and to gain access to the shared drive, you will need to configure Group Policy settings for LanMan Workstation to allow guest authorization. The Microsoft document in the Reference Links section below details how to accomplish this.