I've got a very basic Windows 7 Pro machine that has a SHARED folder that i'm using for shared file access. All Windows PC's can connect fine to it all day long. However, the 2 MACs (10.6.8) in the environment will sporadically lose connect to the Shared Directory.
If we reboot the Windows Machine, it will allow the MAC to reconnect to it....but eventually it will time-out (or whatever) - and will require a reboot of the Windows 7 Pro machine to re-establish connection.
The Windows 7 Pro machine was recently put in as a more stable option for the Seagate NAS that was in-place (I believe that is a Linux environment - but anyhow, this never happened with the old Seagate NAS system - so It seems to me there is a service of something that is stopping on the Windows side that prohibits the connection after a while.
Any thoughts would be appreciated - as this has been plaguing us since the Windows 7 Pro machine was installed