Accessing samba share hangs on Windows 8
Posted on 2013-01-29
I've got a FreeNAS virtual machine which is sharing a folder on my network.
On all my computers it has worked admirably up until now. My new Windows 8 computer will intermittently hang while trying to access the share.
Sometimes I'll get halfway into it - typing in my username/password, browsing the folders, and then I go to open a file and it hangs. Sometimes it will just hang right away. It's very intermittent but it almost always hangs at SOME point.
The rest of the network is working fine. Everybody is connected via ethernet cables to a 24-port gigabit switch. The internet and the rest of the local network works fine at the moment that the fileserver is hanging.
Name resolution is being done using a local DNS server and is working properly at the moment that things hang. The FreePBX box has a static IP.
When the fileserver is hanging on the Windows 8 machine, I can immediately switch over to a Windows 7 laptop or a linux machine, and I can access the fileserver just fine on those machines so it isn't a problem with FreePBX or my VMWare host.
I'm baffled. Seems like a bug in Windows 8. Does anybody have any insights?