Domain controller smb from android device

Marco 1 Reputation point

hi, I have windows server 2019 essentials installed with domain controller, i want to access my smb shares from my android device. I can log on and read the files, but i can't edit and upload files. (it does create a file of 0kb) I tried multiple android apps with smv v2/3 but none of them work. I found a similar topic: but no awnser was given here. kind regards, Marco

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  1. Anonymous

    You may need to enable some auditing to capture more.

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  2. Sunny Qi 10,926 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor


    Thanks for posting in Q&A platform.

    Before we go further, may I know if Windows client has encountered the same issue?

    Please check if the NTFS permission for Android user is including Read & execute, Read and Write read in the shared file's properties.


    And then please check if the Android user has read/write permission.


    If the user has these permission but still cannot write and upload file, I would suggest you follow DSPatrick's suggest to enable some auditing to capture more for further troubleshooting.

    Best Regards,


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  3. Anonymous

    Might check the event logs for clues.

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  4. Marco 1 Reputation point

    I checked the Samba server log, but there are no logs.

    Are there others logs where i can look at?

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  5. Marco 1 Reputation point

    Thank you for your reply's.

    I enabled the auditing but see no extra logs.

    But i narrowed the problem down.
    The server is at a remote location, today i was at that location and connected directly to the network wifi i can upload files.
    For remote connection i use openvpn connection to the main router.
    So the problem is something with the VPN connection.
    I use a similar setup at a different location and there it does work trough VPN.

    So now i have to find out why upload to smb is blocked by VPN, does anybody have An Idea?


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