Scanning to SMB Share on Windows using Original
As long as the Raven Scanner and PC are on the same local network, SMB as a destination for your Original (1st and 2nd Gen) or Pro Raven Scanner enables direct scanning to shared folders on your PC.
To add shared network folders as a destination, follow the steps below.
To make your PC available for network sharing, follow these steps:
- Click the START MENU on your Windows PC.
- CHOOSE SETTINGS (Gear icon).
- To open Network status, click NETWORK & INTERNET.
- Under the “Change your network settings” header, choose SHARING OPTIONS.
- CURRENT PROFILE (Private/Guest or Public).
- Turn on the network discovery feature.
- Share files and printers by turning on file and printer sharing.
- Throughout ALL NETWORKS.
- Activate public sharing.
- Activate 128-bit encryption.
- Turn on password safe sharing if you want SMB with authentication.
- Turn off password safe sharing if you’re allowing “Guest” access.
How to Create a Shared Folder:
- Make a new folder for yourself (right-click on your desktop, hover over a new, select folder).
- Right-click on the folder you want to open.
- Select PROPERTIES from the drop-down menu.
- From the header, choose SHARING.
- Click SHARE under “Network File and Folder Sharing.”
- To share a name with a single person, select it from the list (Please note: The user must be a user on the specific PC in order to share with authenticated account).
- Pick SHARE and the user who will have upload permissions.
- DONE is the final button.
- Click the ADVANCED SHARING button in Advanced Sharing.
- SHARE THIS FOLDER should be checked.
- SELECT PERMISSIONS from the drop-down menu.
- Select the ADD option.
- Enter the user’s name in the “Enter the object names to pick” field. (Please note that you must add “Guest” with “Complete Control” to the PERMISSIONS settings for Windows accounts without a password.)
- SELECT CHECK NAMES from the drop-down menu.
- If the user already exists, the name will be converted to a route (e.g COMPUTERNAME\USERNAME).
- Click the OK button.
- Select the newly added user in the “Permissions for (Folder Name)” window.
- Check the FULL CONTROL box under Allow once it has been highlighted.
- APPLY should be selected.
- Choose OK.
- You’ll be taken back to the ADVANCED SHARING screen.
- APPLY is the option to choose.
- Select OK.
Configuring SMB on Raven Scanner:
- On the home screen, tap the DESTINATION tile.
- In the top left corner of the screen, press + ADD.
- The NETWORK SETTINGS screen will appear after you click NETWORK.
- Type a DESTINATION NAME in the box below (the name entered here will be displayed on your Destination Menu).
- Find your IP ADDRESS and type it in (To find your IP address, go to Settings, select
- View your network properties, and locate the IPv4 address).
- If your SMB/NAS is on a port other than 445, you can change the PORT NUMBER.
- Type the FOLDER NAME of the folder on your computer (Note: if you type folder name>/child folder name>, it will upload to the child folder….
- However, if you simply type in child folder name>, it will also upload to that folder.
- Additionally, files containing the character “/” will be rejected).
- USERNAME is the username assigned to the user on the Windows PC (IF REQUIRED).
- PASSWORD is the user’s password for logging into the Windows computer (IF REQUIRED).
- To check the link, click TEST CONNECTION (Test Connection will upload a temporary file to verify the set up is complete).
- To save your changes, press SAVE.
How to scan for SMB vulnerabilities?
A new SMB vulnerability was inadvertently leaked by Microsoft’s internal research team not long after the WannaCry ransomware attack, which devastated businesses, government branches, and emergency services alike. Since this vulnerability only affects SMBv3, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 are unaffected.
Through sending a specially designed packet, an attacker will gain complete control of the remote device being attacked without any authentication if exploitation is effective. An attacker will need to set up a malicious SMB server to target SMB clients.
There is no known way to secure SMB clients, but there are two options for SMB servers:
- Configure your firewall policy to BLOCK all traffic to port 445.
- In the Windows Registry, disable SMBv3 compression.