What keeps Server 2019 from accessing files on a networked Linux machine?

Ronald Lyster 1 Reputation point

One device in my local network is Linux-based and although Server 2019 Standard can see that device in the network neighborhood it cannot access the files on that device. All of the Windows 10-based devices in the network have no difficulty whatsoever accessing those files. What might the Windows 2019 Server machine have that is blocking access to those files? How do I obtain access to those files at the Server 2019 machine? I want to use the Server 2019 machine to run backups of the files on the Linux machine. I ran Windows Server because I had a small business that operated out of two locations, but I am retired now and wished that this machine was a "regular" Windows 10 (soon to be Windows 11) machine. I guess my second question, if it's not possible for the Windows Server to be forced to see those files on the Linux machine, is can the Server 2019 license be "downgraded" to Windows 10 Pro?

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Windows Server 2019
A Microsoft server operating system that supports enterprise-level management updated to data storage.
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  1. Philippe Levesque 5,706 Reputation points


    Does the Linux Machine share is in SMB1 ?

    "In Windows Server 2016 starting with build 1709 and Windows Server 2019, SMBv1 is disabled by default. To enable support for the SMBv1 client protocol in newer versions of Windows Server, you need to install the separate SMB 1.0/CIFS File Sharing Support feature"

    As stated, please install the SMB1 file sharing support, it's a feature, it would allow to connect to the share if it's your problem.