A file server is a computer attached to a network that has the primary purpose of providing a location for shared disk access, i.e. shared storage of computer files (such as documents, sound files, photographs, movies, images, databases, etc.) that can be accessed by the workstations that are ...

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software for sharing data through URL (HTTP/HTTPS)

do you know about software, which can provide sharing files or folders through generated URL links? Software, which I can implement on my own server? Something like guest links on Sharepoint or ...
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FSRM File Screening: allow to delete old files

As a result of a new company policy, I've to apply File Screening for audio and video files on the corporate NAS, specifically on the profiles of the users . I've made some tests, and it works ...
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Clustered File Server on Windows 2012 With Local Storage

So I have a SQL Always-On group that requires a file share witness. I want that file share witness to be redundant and since I have no other need for a file server on this network, I'd like to do it ...
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File on Samba Share can't be edited but overwritten

I have a Windows Server 2012 filesserver and there is a excel file on a shared folder. I added a group of users to the file with write access but these users aren't able to edit the file. When they ...
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Home Folder Files Intermittently missing for user

We are having a weird issue that has been ongoing for months where one of our users will have files missing from her Home Folder mapped as H from active directory not show up. The files that don't ...
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Single host CSV

I have a single physical server with directly attached SAS storage that I run Hyper-V on and within it all of the machines on my lab (AD, Exchange, SQL, SCCM, SCOM, File Servers, etc). I am trying to ...
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File Server Resource Manager won't execute powershell scripts

Solution: Ended having to enable "Turn on Script Execution" in Group Policy. Located under Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows Powershell. Enable policy and set your desired execution ...
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File server migration using Robocopy

I plan to migrate a file share from Windows server 2003 to Server 2012 R2 (It has more than 500 GB of data. FYI - It does not have DFS). I thought of using below command for copying the data from ...
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FSRM for folder classification by its name

I'm going to deploy DAC (Dynamic Access Control) and FSRM (File Server Resource Manager) on Server 2012. The primary goal is to dynamically hide sub-folders with specific name (let say, 'Top Secret') ...
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Files deleted every day

I have a folder of video files and every day at 10pm, most of the files are deleted leaving just the folder structure. \Device\HarddiskVolume3\Video_Library\DM\ Users have the folder Video_Library ...
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Windows Server File Share Audit

I have a file service on Windows Server 2012 R2 and I want to track these events on it: User created a file/folder User edited a file/folder or its' permissions User renamed a file/folder User ...
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How do I set up home folders for users automatically without roaming profiles?

I have a Windows Server 2012 VM running as my domain controller, and another Server 2012 VM instance that is my file server. On my NAS, I used to be able to create a user, and the NAS would ...
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Windows Server: Impact of high count of ACL entries on overall performance

I have been searching on this and just can't find enough information on the topic. We are trying to develop a custom folder / permission tool. The clients needs are quiet complicated as there will be ...
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Achieving File Server Redundancy

We are in the process of moving all servers (or virtualising physicals) into a central datacenter connected via MPLS. Currently we are fully redundant on most aspects - RDS Farms, SQL Clusters, ...
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Best direction to synchronize two file servers (with robocopy)

I'am speaking of 'direction' in this questions but maybe it isn't the best word. Please correct me if I'm wrong after the full question. We have 2 file servers, one of them is the active one, and the ...
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Converting a Windows Server 2012 R2 Scale-Out File Server Back To Regular File Server. Is It Possible?

Well... I messed up. I didn't do enough research and just checked out the headlines then jump head first into the new Scale-Out File Server that Windows Server 2012 R2 brings to the table. At first ...
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caching AD credentials on 2012 r2 File Server

I am setting up a fileserver at a remote branch office that has very very limited bandwidth Is there a way to store the 10 or so users authentication credentials locally on the File Server so that ...
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Intermittent server LAN drop

I've been trying to hunt down a network issue we've been having for a while. We have two Dell T310 servers running Windows Server 2008 R2 on them. Quite a few users have complained that they get ...
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Filezilla transfer file name colon replace

I have transferred a massive amount of files by filezilla. But a few scattered files are pending being transferred. They had failed since my filezilla server is on windows and filezilla client is on ...
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Location dependant dns redirection

I have a corporate network with two sites. Each site has its own domain controller with dns service and both domain controllers are servicing the same company.net domain. We have an mpls network set ...
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Domain shared folder with user restricted subfolders

I have a domain running on a virtual windows server 2012 R2. Another virtual servers hosts our file server. To that end I need a shared folder accessible by all domain users. No problem there. However ...
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Best way to copy file server 2008 r2 contents to a new 2012 r2 server [closed]

I am making a DR site over the cloud and want to upload all my file server contents in the fast and most suitable way. There are many options like; XCopy Robocopy DFS Replication Third party tools ...
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How do I restore 1/2 of all files in a VSS image? aka Previous Version in bulk?

Suppose I have many files that were virus infected in bulk. It isn't the entire drive, but 1/2 of it. I don't want to right click each folder and restore a previous version. Is there a way to do ...
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How to sync OneNote files with SharePoint (free edition)

I read on the OneNote docs that they recommend that you do NOT sync your OneNote files with a file server using offline files. Instead, MS recommends syncing with a SharePoint server. I see that ...
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Win2k8 Fileserver performance

This has happened a couple times - I have a virtualized win2k8 fileserver that slows to a crawl whenever someone copies a large amount of data to it(10gb+). Traversing the file tree as well as trying ...
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File Server Resource Manager not moving expired files

I have setup a File Server Resource Manager task under Server 2008 R2. The task has the following properties: - Type: File expiration - Scope: W:\Share\Company - Expiration folder: S:\Archive - Days ...
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Accessing files located on the file server from the DMZ

I need to set in place a new ASP.NET MVC solution where authenticated users can download files (originally located on the internal network). For security reasons, accessing internal network from the ...
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File Changelog Generation Windows Server 2012

I am wondering if anyone might know a way I could set up the automatic generation of a file changelog in a directory in windows server 2012. We have a collection of word, excell, and pdf files that I ...
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Connecting to Windows fileserver from outside local network

I'm quite new to Windows Server and all its finesse. I have already set up a webserver, fileserver and VPN. What I would like to know is it possible to use the folder I have set up on the fileserver ...
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Simple file share failover

I have a simple file share on Windows 2012 R2 server which I would like to be high available. I created failover cluster, but I'm not able to set up FileServer service as there is no shared storage. ...
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How do you properly do Disaster Recovery for a file server?

We are currently working on implementing a DR strategy for a windows file server. We have ruled out Storage Replication because it is a preview feature, and Failover Clustering is designed for ...
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is it possible to delegate file srv and print srv managing to other users in windows 2008 R2 without giving them full admin rights?

we have some field service guys that work locally for some of our customers, we want to transfer the tasks of managing file servers and print servers to them. first we Thought about giving them local ...
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Windows Server 2012R2 can't be pinged while copying big file (HP DL 380 G8)

I have an HP DL380 G8 Server with installed Windows Server 2012 R2 and newest Network drivers etc. Another Person copied big files from an network share to the local hard disk. While copying the ...
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where can I learn the limitations of /LEV:n option of Robocopy command

Hey I am moving a file server to another datacenter. I use robocopy but I don't know the limits of the /LEV:nutility. Is this "n" can be 100 or something for some crazy admins? I searched but I didn't ...
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backup network for file server and NAS

I have a server, file server and a NAS Server. The storage on file server is created using ISCSI on NAS Server, and it's include with users' files (stored on NAS Server ISCSI). The problem is, when i ...
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RAID0 : best chunk size for fileserver with average 650KB files

I found out that my server(linux Ubuntu Server 14.04) has probably a to high chunk size for the RAID0, or atleast I think this is an performance issue... The current chunk size is 512K with 4 disk of ...
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Get file access permission of a specific user on a server in a different domain

In my environment, there are 2 domains connected via WAN link. Please look at the image below for the system topology: I want to display the folder access permission of a user from one domain on a ...
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Domain controller stops mapping drives from file server

File Server: Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Domain Controller: Windows Server Standard FE 2003 SP2 This has happened twice now. User will try and log in using their domain accounts and will receive ...
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Server 2012 R2 FSRM Event ID 8197 Error: GetVolumeNameForVolumeMountPoint, 0x800700001, incorrect function

I found next to no information about this error with respect to Server 2012. There is a good deal of information out about this error with Server 2003 with a update package fix from Microsoft as well ...
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Ubuntu File Server - Multiple Users

In my company, we have a network with ~50 computers. All our files are stored in the cloud and I need to change it. I already have an Ubuntu server for local application testing and I want to use it ...
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Is it a bad idea to allow shared file access through an external IP?

I work for a Social Welfare Center, which consists of 5 institutions, located many kilometers away from each other. 4 of them are effectively connected to a LAN, but one has no access, and I am ...
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Samba server authenticating against Active Directory. Is it possible to reboot and still connect to the domain?

I have tried to setup Samba File Server with AD authentication. The authentication via Active Directory is successful but if you reboot the server the linux Samba file server will NOT join the domain ...
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Looking for recommendations on how to evaluate replacement of on-premise server with new server or go to cloud

My business has about 15 people in a single location. We've lived forever off a local Windows Server for file sharing (about 800 GB) and access to our accounting system, which is also file system ...
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Previous versions not available on file server share. But vss seems to be working

At my workplace we inherited a file server running Windows 2008 R2. (Core server unfortunatly, so no GUI) Last year we decided it would be nice to have previous versions of files available for users. ...
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Windows Server 2012 refuses to install feature

Good morning, I'm having some issues with adding the File Server Resource Manager role to WS2012. In fact the role has already been added and configured, but at each reboot it disappears and cannot be ...
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Using a SCCM 2012 Distribution Point as Fileserver for iPXE

Is it possible to use a SCCM 2012 Distribution Point as a fileserver for an iPXE system? I am not too familiar with the concepts of SCCM DPs, I mainly understand their use, not their technical ...
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Redirect to 404 if filename passed as parameter does not exitsts

I have special parameter data=/path/to/filename.htm in uri. Its old and rusty site builded on SSI, and I can't modify it. Problem is when filename passed as arg_data not exists, page is broken. I ...
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Replacing a fileserver within a domain

We're upgrading our fileserver running on Windows 2008 R2 Standard, and it's part of a Windows 2008 Domain. We would like to migrate the files over retaining all the permission and later reuse the ...
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export the same folder with NFS and SMB

The issue On my workplace, we have a rich environment of client including windows (from 95 to 8, also corresponding server editions), mac (from 10.6 to 10.8), linux (ubuntu, centos, redhat) and ...
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Options for SATA ports on motherboard for Files server [closed]

I am planning to build a big file server. (Windows or FreeNAS). I need at lease 300T of space. what options do I have to RAID all disks together? I mean on physical level what kind of connection ...