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Mounting CIFS Share From Windows 2008R2 Fails: NT_STATUS_INVALID_PARAMETER

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (SLES)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 (SLED)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)
Common Internet File System (CIFS)
NT Lan Manager version 2 (NTLMv2)
Microsoft Windows Vista
Microsoft Windows Server 2008


SLES/SLED and RHEL based machines cannot mount a CIFS share from a Windows 2008R2 server with NTLMv2.  They can however mount CIFS using NTLM and NTLMi. NTLMv2 is enabled in the Microsoft Network Client.

/var/log/messages shows:
kernel: Status code returned 0xc000000d NT_STATUS_INVALID_PARAMETER
CIFS VFS: Send error in SessSetup = -22
CIFS VFS: cifs_mount failed w/return code = -22



On the Windows 2008R2 server apply the hotfix "Fix240171" found at
Some users have had to manually install the hotfix on Microsoft Windows Server 2008.

Additional Information

While the article applies to 6.0, it resolved an issue for 6.1


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  • Document ID:7011847
  • Creation Date:27-FEB-13
  • Modified Date:03-JUN-13
    • SUSESUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop
      SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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