Windows 10 cannot access NAS drive shares (network path not found)

Background: Workgroup network (not a domain), Netgear ReadyNAS and about a dozen Windows 7 and Windows 10 desktops. Existing equipment is okay. A brand new Windows 10 Laptop (1803) does not see ReadyNAS shares. Windows throws error code: 0x80070035 The network path was not found.

Network Path Not Found 0x80070035
Network Path Not Found 0x80070035

Run through the following:

SMB 1.0

SMB v1 is not installed by default in Windows 10 Fall Creators update 1709 and later versions. If it is installed Windows will automatically uninstall the SMB 1 client if it is not used for 15 days.

You can install the SMB 1 feature in Control Panel / Programs and Features / Turn Windows Features On or Off. Select the SMB 1.0 / CIFS options.

Windows Features SMB 1.0 CIFS
Windows Features SMB 1.0 CIFS

You can install the SMB 1 protocol using Powershell with  Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName smb1protocol -NoRestart .

Services

Check the following services are running:

  1. Function Discovery Provider Host
  2. Function Discovery Resource Replication
  3. SSDP Discovery
  4. UPnP Device Host
  5. TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper

Local Group Policy

Start the  Local Group Policy Editor with using  gpedit.msc

Navigate to: Local Computer Policy –> Administrative Templates –> Network –> Lanman Workstation

Enable the option insecure guest logons.

Local Group Policy Lanman Workstation Guest Logon
Local Group Policy Lanman Workstation Guest Logon

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