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


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.


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


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:

Microsoft TechNet:

Ubuntu Troubleshooting:

Original Ubuntu thread I found the troubleshooting link in: