I have had no problems using the stock cable on my Laptop and work PC, both are Win 7 32bit. The same cannot be said for my my main home PC which is Win 7 64bit. Neither the stock cable nor an after market cable worked with ADB.
For the 32bit OSes I installed the Kies software and the usb device gets installed correctly. for the 64bit OS, I installed the Kies software but could get the phone to connect correctly. I then tried to install the 64bit drivers that are floating around the web. The 64 bit drivers worked enough to get the phone connected to the PC but when I tried to query "adb devices" the phone would always appear as offline. I've tried several things: install/uninstall drivers and software on the PC, restart the PC and Phone, change cables. Nothing seems to help on Win 7 64bit.
It seems to me that there might be a bug in the 64bit driver, though I have no proof of a bug.
I am going to keep playing with the 64bit OS until i figure it out or get so annoyed a that I just give up.
I'll be using my Win 7 32 bit laptop until I get the 64bit PC to work.