Resolved problem with Buffalo Link station Duo in domain

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Elimination of problems with Buffalo Link Station Duo SAN device in the domain

Buffalo Link Station duo

For a quick and cheap solution for company to get more disc space for users you can use as any small NAS (network drive), if you need for a small group of people. In my case, this is Buffalo Link Station Duo. In use for several years, but recently changing to winter time  Link Station went off. At the repeated registration in the domain, despite the correct settings it was not possible to access shared  folders and files.

Linkstation authenticate with the active directory, but when trying to access it from by a UNC path or by IP, it asks for a username and password. Neither local users or domain users could not access to shared folders, but they can see it. Even Buffalo NAS Navigator 2 could not recognize the device.

The problem is the domain controller

The problem arose because the model Buffalo Link Station Duo LS-W1.0TGL/R1-V3  is not supported on Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (R2) domain controller, but it required DC on MS Windows Server 2003. Yes, we have recently upgraded domain controllers. Fortunately, I found an old server with still Windows 2003 version, so I set in the settings to look after this domain controller. Bufalo Link Station started operating as before and use by the users again.

 NTP settings

It’s good if the settings mark the NTP/SNTP server to ensure that the transition to summer / winter time avoid problems in the domain for Buffalo NAS device.


For Slovenia, you can arrange a link to NTP / SNTP server at the Institute Jozef Stefan or. (

Location: “Jozef Stefan” Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia

coordinates: 46 ° 2517 ‘N, 14 ° 29,241’ E, +360 m (WGS84)

Synchronization: NTP V4 primary (Trimble 2000 GPS Acutime), FreeBSD Unix



Works as system engineer in Slovenian Enterprise in Microsoft environment focusing on security, deployments, SharePoint, SCCM and CheckPoint firewall. Author of successful blog about IT security, Microsoft tips & tricks, social media, internet trends.

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