XP Home: cannot access network shares

Many users report issues with sharing folders under XP Home, after getting a machine with this issue we could do some testing today.

First: the issue is about: trying to access a XP Home machine, where you can ‘logon’ to the Machine, but accessing the actually shared folders will be denied.

Irritating if you want to access your downloaded prOn movies from your PC and play it on your TV through your MediaPlayer.

Under XP/Vista you can read: Not enough server storage is available to process this command ..

Under Linux with a CIFS mount you can read: CIFS VFS: cifs_mount failed w/return code -12

The errors refer to a memory issue. It was very hard to find the solution as the Help of Microsoft is a crime…  finally we found the reason: certain virus scanners like: NOD32, Norton Antivirus, IMB AntiVirus is causing you not to access network shares.

With a simple registryfix you can solve it.

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