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  • Writer's pictureTrent Jensen

Configure Your PC And RICOH MFP For SMB Scanning

How To Configure Your PC And RICOH MFP For SMB Scanning

Step 1 - Creating a user

  1. Use the search bar to go to “Settings”

  2. Accounts

  3. “Other Users”

  4. "Add account"

  5. "I don't have this person's sign-in information

  6. Add a user without a Microsoft account

  7. Create a user with a secure password (Make sure to fill out the Security Questions)

Step 2 - Sharing a Folder

  1. Create a shared folder on the Windows computer

    1. Example: A folder named "Scan-SMB" is created on the desktop of Windows

  2. Right-click the shared folder you created and select [Properties].

  3. Click the [Sharing] tab and click [Advanced Sharing].

  4. Add a check mark to [Share this folder] and click [Permissions].

  5. Select the group/user name you created to give access permissions and add a check mark for Full Control.

Adding the Folder Destination on the Ricoh

  1. Go to the copier’s Web Interface (get there by typing the copier IP Address into the search bar of any browser)

    1. Ex.

  2. Login with (Admin, Admin)

  3. Go to Address Book

  4. Add new Destination

  5. Under Protocol Select SMB

  6. Path = the full folder share path that we created earlier.

    1. \\YOURPCNAME\Scans-SMB

  7. The username field is filled with the Username and Password, of any user that we shared the scan folder with, (I usually use the current local admin Ex. Whoever is logged in, or create a new user for the scans, typically “Scanner” with a simple password)

Setup Complete!

Completing the steps above, you should have a working SMB folder share and a scan destination configured on your RICOH copier!

Possible Continued Troubleshooting

Enabling 40-56 Bit Encryption.

Some older RICOH models do not support 128 bit encryption, this can be circumvented by enabling devices that use 40-56 bit encryption, but do not perform this without asking your IT provider or without knowing the risks.

  1. Windows Search bar > Settings

  2. "Advanced Network Settings"

  3. Advanced Sharing Settings

  4. Scroll down all the way, and find “enable file sharing for devices that use 40 or 56 bit encryption, and select the check.

  5. Select “Save Changes”

Don't do this unless you know the risks.
Don't do this unless you know the risks.

Turning SMB 1.0 back on, (Windows 10 / 11 etc.)

Just like 128 bit encryption, some older RICOH models do not support SMB 2-3, Windows PCs can be forced to use SMB 1.0, but this opens up your PC to vulnerabilites. It is always recommended to install the latest firmware for your RICOH machine, to ensure that it is secure and up to date.

  1. Go to the search bar once more, and search for “Turn windows Features on or off”

  2. Scroll down until you find SMB 1.0, and select the check shown.

  3. It may be necessary to restart the machine after this change has been made, for windows to install the necessary files.

Don't do this unless you know the risks.
Don't do this unless you know the risks.



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