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Windows 7: Linux Samba fil sharing issue

20 Mar 2009   #1

Vista H.P. SP1 x32 Seven RC x64
Linux Samba fil sharing issue


It seems that Seven doesn't like a lot file sharing with a linux file server using Samba.

That was allready the case with Vista but samba get up to date, and some issues where fixed.

Now I would know if some here have issues with Seven.

If yes can you please give some details:
Linux distrib
Samba version
Seven Build
And a short explaination.

My case:

Linux Debian R4
Samba 3.024
Seven 7000 x64

My issues:
Network share are well discovered, but really slow for navigate into. For the video films it's impossible to open one. Copying long files (video) crash the server (samba), need to restart it.. sometimes, need to restart all the server because the storage drive is like locked.

All work very fine with XP (but not from and guest virtual Machine with the seven host), and work great with Vista.

When trying to access the network share all my network get slow and I have deconnexion (MSN, web, etc).

I found that for fixing:

Control Panel - Administrative Tools - Local [COLOR=blue !important][COLOR=blue !important][COLOR=blue !important][COLOR=blue !important]Security [COLOR=blue !important]Policy[/color][/color][/color][/color][/color]

Local Policies - Security Options

Network security: LAN Manager authentication level
Send LM & NTLM responses

Minimum session security for NTLM SSP
Disable Require 128-bit encryption

What about you ?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Aug 2009   #2

Windows 7

This is the first I've heard of ANY issues with Samba and windows.
Sounds to me like a hardware issue or network issue.
You need to elaborate more.....
The hardware of the server? The clients?
Is your network setup properly? IPs? How are they shared? Samba security?
Are these Linux or Unix OSes? Cause I know Unix has some compatibility issues with Vista or higher.

From the looks of your vague specs, everything needs updating... For example, cause samba is up to version 3.3203311
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04 Aug 2009   #3

Vista H.P. SP1 x32 Seven RC x64

I can say it's not hardware issue or some network issue.

First : With XP I never add any issue. And From Vista I didn't have this probleme since a long time... (maybe, from SP1, I guess)

Second: I have a Windows Home Server virtualized on the Debian Server (so which use same hardware and same network than the Debian server) since few mounth, and between Home Server and Seven I never had any issue.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

22 Apr 2010   #4

Windows 7 64 bit

try also to change the following setting in [Global] section of your smb.conf (usually in /etc/samba)


Somebody had problems with sendfile = yes that is intended to obtain better performance, but somebody says that sometimes hangs windows machines
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