Windows 7 is neither supported, nor released. PLEASE, stop running it in a production environment and PLEASE, stop asking question about it.
Windows 7 will be released in November 2009 until that time it's advised to use officially supported products like Windows 2000, XP, Server 2003 and Server 2008.
I didn't say anything about a production environment. I described a problem and asked if the community had a work around. If you don't know the answer and have nothing to contribute you can just ignore the thread. I am doing other product r&d in windows 7 beta and being able to use it as a vmware host during testing would be convenient for the application in question, but I also need smb to work right to move files into the host is from other systems on the network.