[Samba] Problems usign samba with Windows XP Pro

John Snowdon J.P.Snowdon at newcastle.ac.uk
Wed Feb 18 08:43:22 GMT 2004

Go into a client machine and try turning off the 'Webclient' service. We
just had the same problem after a campus wide Windows Update was

Precisely 3 minutes between opening a share and it appearing on the
desktop. Every time. 

Turning off 'webclient' brought Samba performance back to normal.

 John Snowdon - IT Support Specialist
 Faculty of Medical Sciences Computing Dept
 School of Medical Education Development
 University of Newcastle

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Peytoureau, Patrick [mailto:Patrick.Peytoureau at logicacmg.com] 
>Sent: 17 February 2004 11:00
>To: 'samba at lists.samba.org'
>Subject: [Samba] Problems usign samba with Windows XP Pro
>I have upgraded my computer from W2K to W XP Pro.
>I use samba connections to reach an Aix server (4.3.3), on which samba
>2.2.8a is installed.
>Before upgrading my computer, everything worked perfectly, but 
>since, the
>first time I try to access a file or directory on a samba network
>filesystem, I takes approximately 5 to 6 minutes to make 
>connection. After
>that, response time is fine.
>Do you have any idea of what could be wrong, or is that a known problem
>between samba and  XP ?
>Thank's in advance,
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