Before we can start setting up Vista for printer sharing, we must first enable the default Samba authentication. To do this, we must use Vista's Group Policy Editor, which will result in a change to the Registry.
WARNING: Back up your Windows Registry before you make any changes to it.
Enable Authentication in Vista Business, Ultimate, and Enterprise
- Start the Group Policy Editor by selecting Start, All Programs, Accessories, Run.
- In the 'Open' field of the Run dialog box, type gpedit.msc and click the 'OK' button.
- The User Account Control system will ask for permission to continue. Click the 'Continue' button.
Expand the following objects in the Group Policy Editor:
- Computer Configuration
- Windows Settings
- Security Settings
- Local Policies
- Security Options
- Right-click the 'Network security: LAN Manager authentication level' policy item, and select 'Properties' from the pop-up menu.
- Select the 'Local Security Settings' tab.
- Select 'Send LM & NTLM - user NTLMv2 session security if negotiated' from the dropdown menu.
- Click the 'OK' button.
Close the Group Policy Editor.
Restart your Windows Vista computer.