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 clients that are attached to ...

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What is the safest way to turn off DFSR, when one node has been powered off for months

We have two file servers that are standalone. We use DFSR to replicate data from server 1 to server 2. Server 2 has been powered down for some time now, and I am hesitant to turn it back on, in case ...
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How to connect to Synology disktation as a normal user (no root) without gui (using linux terminal) [closed]

How can a regular user (no root) connect to a synology diskstation and download / upload files only without root permissions and without using some gui (browser / filebrowser)? I already activated ...
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Automaticly apply 'list folders' permission to parental folders when user granted access to subfolder in Access Based Enumeration share

Firstly apologies if some of my terminology is off, I'm pretty new to Windows networking and Active Directory. We're running a Windows Server 2008R2 fileserver and I've been tasked with restructuring ...
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2008 R2 file server shared folders are displaying hex names [duplicate]

I have a very strange issue. on one of my 2008R2 file servers that has been around for years yesterday about half of the folders in one of the shares started showing hex values instead of the ...
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Windows fileserver and ABE

I am in the process of creating a new Windows 2008R2 file server and have some issues with Access Based Enumaration. I don't just want to migrate all data and permissions as our structure is grown ...
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Windws Server 2012 R2 Event Log / Audit deleted files / Only last minutes visible

My goal: I want to find out who deletes files on a network share. Users are sometimes complaining that a file is missing and as usual the others are to blame. I have file auditing enabled for this ...
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Hyper-V guest failover cluster file server

Environnent is full Windows Server 2012 R2. I have a Hyper-V cluster on which I host a testing fail-over cluster file server with 2 guests. Guest cluster is running and file server role installed ...
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NTFS: User can edit/delete files without rights

I have a very strange NTFS rights phenomenon on a fileserver and I cannot find my mistake, pulling my hair out for hours now. What am I missing? My goal is: User from Group-A should be able to ...
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Share and NTFS Permissions on a File Server

I have a folder A and inside two files B and C What I need is that the user "XPTO" as access to read B and write on C. Usually I give the permission "list folder contents" on folder and then give a ...
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FreeNAS ACLs - ID mismatch, no AD

I am currently experiencing a strange behavior with my FreeNAS Setup, I assume it has been since my initial config. Even though I have a Windows 2008 Server, I do not use it for authentication with my ...
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how does AWS S3 bucket Redundant storage works with filepicker/filestack

I am using Filestack https://www.filestack.com/ as fileserver and Amazon S3 as filestorage as complete storage solution for my clients. Filestack offers CDN (Content Delivery Network) which serves ...
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For *nix server/Windows clients, what are the pros and cons of modern NFS v. Samba/SMB?

As the question says. There's a lot of threads around on NFS vs. Samba/SMB, but a lot of them are outdated or refer to old security models, or just give a one-line "use SMB with Windows". Both ...
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Windows File Server Resource Manager: Send file name to the command run on a File Screen

I created a new File Screen on the Windows Server File Server Resource Manager to run a command each time a file with a specific name it's placed on the monitored folder by the File Screen. In the ...
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Windows server 2008 File Server problems

First of all i would like to apolagies for my lack of knowladge in this matter but with your help i hope i can fix the problem. Here's the situation: We have a Windows 2008R2 Server running Databases,...
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Getting file size before download on a proxy server [closed]

We're working on building a multithreaded proxy file server in C, where we receive a request and retrieve it from another location using the libcurl library. The library gives you the option of ...
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Upgraded Wintel Environment from 2003 to 2012R2, now only 2 Win10 clients can't see network shares or print, all other 78 W7Pro can

Over the last week I've migrated all of our services running on Server 2003 to our 2012R2 environment successfully. This included: AD, DHCP, DNS, Print server, File serving using the migration tool, ...
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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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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 high-...
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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 ...