Samba problems with Windows 7
I have been running Ubuntu 9.04 and samba on my server for a while now. It has usually worked ok, but lately it has been acting up. I will be watching a movie on one of my samba shares and the video will stop. Then when I check my computer the share is unavailable for a minute then it comes back.
I have also had problems with the shares becoming disconnected and not being able to access them at all until I reboot. This can be very frustrating. Here is the error I get when that happens.
An error occurred while reconnecting Z:\
Microsoft windows network: the local device is already in use
this connection has not been restored.
I did some searching and found that Windows 7 had some compatability problems with samba. I have noticed that my roommate never has problems connecting using vista and my modded xbox does just fine. Does anyone know how to correct the samba reliability problems with windows 7.