Like I mentioned before there isn't an adjustment for NTLM authentication on Win 7 starter but the registry might work for this.
I'm not sure this can be done with Win 7 starter but it's worth a try.
If the key doesn't exist you need to create it. There needs to be a DWORD
named LmCompatibilityLevel set to value of 1(one) at
So open regedit and navigate to HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa
then choose to create DWORD
named LmCompatibilityLevel then set the value to 2.
Hope this helps.
I just helped someone else with a similar problem the other day but it was because Win server 2000 doesn't have any type of NTLM authentication, before it's time I guess. HELP! Win 7 map drive on advance server 2000
There are also some other registry adjustments that might help with Samba 3.3.4 to work with Windows 7. http://social.technet.microsoft.com/...1-346912f4def6 It might also be worth mentioning that to access network drives located on a Windows 7 machine you need adjust both the sharing permissions and also the Security permissions need to be set correctly. It's easy once you get there.