i too had issue related to that,we have XP(Accountants),VIsta(Business Developer), Windows 7 (Designers), Windows 8 Host Machine (Managers and R & D)...
This is Our scenario.We have 2003 Server and all the Host machiens connected to DC ..all the XP machines able to Connect to network Drives and it able to remember the passwords once theyre authenticated into network(Kerberos Authentication)
Things Microsoft Upgraded.
1. 2003 Server and XP, Vista Uses SMB 1.0 Protocol ,
2008 Server and Windows 7 & Win8 Uses SMB 2.0 Protocol
2.Server 2008 and Windows 7,8 Has Got Kerberos 7.0 ..but xp , vista has running on 3.0 versions
there is always Forward and Backward Compatibilty Issues in Windows Products,Be it Service Packs Or RC1 or RC2 . Everytimes they Push Updates , Hot fixes blah blah ...so that is the thing make Linux users to annoy over Windows If There is Any Update Out For Linux Distros it will available free for users , But For Windows Users only Legitimate can Update Heres how Windows Behaves
it can help u find the root cause analysics, when we know the problem the closer we are to resolve it
Here's how SMB is used when related to SMB versions:
When a Windows Server 2008/Vista "client" connects to a Windows Server 2008/Vista "server", SMB 2.0 is used.
When a Windows Server 2008/Vista "client" connects to a Windows 2000/XP/2003 "server", SMB 1.0 is used.
When a Windows 2000/XP/2003 "client" connects to a Windows Server 2008/Vista "server", SMB 1.0 is used.
When a Windows 2000/XP/2003 "client" connects to a Windows 2000/XP/2003 "server", SMB 1.0 is used.
coming to point , so when u Connect to server with the recent SMB 2.0 Version u may unable to connect, So i want u to disable the SMB2.0 in Windows 7 ...
To Disable the SMB 2.0
Fire Up the Command Prompt with Elevated Mode:
type the below:
sc config lanmanworkstation depend= bowser/mrxsmb10/nsi
sc config mrxsmb20 start= disabled
Note there's an extra " " (space) after the "=" sign.
To Enable SMB 2.0
sc config lanmanworkstation depend= bowser/mrxsmb10/mrxsmb20/nsi
sc config mrxsmb20 start= auto
Again, note there's an extra " " (space) after the "=" sign. To Disable it in Server 2008
Fly to This PLace by Yourself : HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanServer\Parameters
Add a new REG_DWORD key with the name of "Smb2" (without quotation mark)
Value name: Smb2
Value type: REG_DWORD
0 = disabled
1 = enabled
Set the value to 0 to disable SMB 2.0, or set it to 1 to re-enable SMB 2.0.
Reboot the server.
I Hope this Helps Your Issue, Ok Tip me a Dollar..Jus Joke joke...!!