Can’t mount Windows 7 shares, keeps prompting for password.

Problem:

I wanted to open a shared folder on my Windows 7 system under Ubuntu 10.04.

I clicked Places -> Connect to Server, selected “Windows share” as the service type, entered the server name and my login name, hit Enter, got a prompt for my password, typed it and hit Enter.
After entering my password, the password prompt opened again. This happened over and over.

Cause:

Windows Live Sign-in Assistant is installed on the target system.

Fix:

Uninstall Windows Live Sign-in Assistant and reboot the system.


Yeah, this one didn’t make much sense to me. I had to do a lot of searching on this one.

Samba bug:
https://bugzilla.samba.org/show_bug.cgi?id=7577

Microsoft TechNet:
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/w7itpronetworking/thread/9c6f1d74-f7f0-4503-94fa-0d79a5597527

Ubuntu Troubleshooting:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1169149

Original Ubuntu thread I found the troubleshooting link in:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1371697