[Samba] Win 8 explorer.exe hangs randomly

Philipp v. Thunen phil_lists at pvth.de
Tue Mar 25 11:35:38 MDT 2014

Hi Eros,

I've seen this behavior - explorer.exe on 8.1 hanging until I restart
samba (or kill the samba process) - in connection with this bug:
https://bugzilla.samba.org/show_bug.cgi?id=10415 .

You could check your logs if you see a similar message there. Or you
just upgrade to 4.1.6 - the upgrade to 4.1.5 solved the issue for me.


Am 23.03.2014 15:26, schrieb Eros Comin:
> I set up a Samba AD/DC server from git.
> Samba version is 4.1.4 stable on Debian Wheezy.
> Everything seemed to work fine, even password management, ACLs, windows admin tools, GPOs and folder redirection.
> My network is very very small: only 3 clients: 2 Windows 8.1 Pro and 1 test VM Win 7 Pro.
> When I raise the workload about file transfer and share access, I even start to face a very boring issue.
> I mean that if I start to go in and go out to network share or start to make a file transfer like syncing Offline files, Explorer.exe hangs.
> That behaviour happens only with Win 8.1, meanwhile trying to access to the same SMB server using Win7 Pro every works fine.
> At that moment all I can do is to restart samba server or restart my PC.
> This issue happens often.
> Debian machine is a Citrix XenServer 6.2 VM.

More information about the samba mailing list