[Samba] Windows client hangs running .exe from Samba share
cjl at viptalk.net
Fri Sep 14 21:48:34 GMT 2007
I'm running Mac OS X Server 10.4.1, smbd --version 3.0.10.
I have been using it for a couple years running roaming profiles for
Windows 2000 clients with few problems.
It was time to reinstall the client machines with new applications,
keeping Win2K as the client operating system. I consulted my notes
and adjusted the local system policies to exclude certain folders
from the roaming profiles, map certain groups to local Administrators
and Power Users, etc. All's fine.
The users can log into the new machines fine, roaming profiles are
working, and reads and writes to the network shares seem fine.
But if someone tries to run a small application file from a network
share (examples being putty.exe and whoami.exe), windows explorer
hangs - won't respond to any more input, the quick launch icons and
task bar buttons disappear, and the machine must be rebooted. I can
copy putty.exe from the network share and run it from the local drive
just fine. Users on the client machines I haven't rebuilt yet can
run it from the share without issue.
I really don't know what in Windows could be causing this and am
wondering if anyone else has ever seen this.
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