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I have one desktop that has Windows 7 on it, one regular laptop with Windows 7, one gaming laptop with Windows 7, one laptop with Vista and another laptop with ...
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- 10-10-2011 #1
- Join Date
- Feb 2010
SOLVED - Samba and Windows 7 conflict
I have one desktop that has Windows 7 on it, one regular laptop with Windows 7, one gaming laptop with Windows 7, one laptop with Vista and another laptop with XP all on the same network. I also have a small home server with Linux on it and Samba shares.
My desktop has no problem accessing the shares. The same goes for the regular laptop with 7, the one with Vista and the one with XP. They all work fine with no problems. The issue is with the gaming laptop. it cannot access the Samba shares, most of the time.
If the server were to get rebooted while the gaming laptop was on the network than it can access the shares. If the laptop were to be turned on while the server is active than it cant access the shares. An error pops up that says it cant connect.
The shares are protected with a username and password. I am running samba 3.5. Here is my config file:
[global] workgroup = AV1611 netbios name = breeze os level = 100 encrypt passwords = yes announce version = 9.0 socket options = TCP_NODELAY IPTOS_LOWDELAY SO_KEEPALIVE SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192 security = user null passwords = true preferred master = auto domain master = yes local master = yes wins support = yes [doug] path = /shares/doug read only = no browsable = yes [backupcds] path = /media/data1/backupcds read only = no browsable = yes [mp3] path = /media/data1/mp3share read only = no browsable = yes public = yes write list = wind, stream, root [sherah] path = /shares/sherah read only = no browsable = yes [Data] path = /media/data2 read only = no browsable = yes [john] path = /shares/john read only = no browsable = yes
- 10-14-2011 #2
- Join Date
- Feb 2010
Well I found the solution. What you need to do if a windows machine cant access the shares, then map the shares either as a network location or a network drive. Either one will work. This is all assuming that your samba config file is setup properly. As for why one laptop worked and the other didn't, I have no idea.
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