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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Nesting Active Directory Groups not listing correctly in effective permissions

I'll try to build a picture of the environment I am running into: 1) old domain which is still active since a lot of workstations and accounts for this domain are still in use (and migration is not ...
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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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SSD's or HDD's in a LANcache? [migrated]

I am building a LANcache for a lanparty that I'm organizing. We have about 80 visitors (pretty small LAN), but our uplink is limited to 100mb/s due to reasons and it's constantly saturated with game ...
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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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store onenote 2010 in sharepoint or on file share?

-- I'm a developer, I originally posted this on stackoverflow, they suggested I come here to serverfault. We're not ready to embrace the cloud for our onenote documentation. We have a mix of onenote ...
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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 ...
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What program/service should I use to set up a file server and browse those files on the web? [closed]

I'm new to networking and IT, so I apologize for any gaps of knowledge in my query. I want to set up a file server for at least ten Windows 7 workstations so that these computers can download and ...
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Permissions not being inherited

So I have a parent folder FolderA which has: Administrator FullControl Allow FileAccessGroup FullControl Allow TerminalServerDeny FullControl Deny FolderB is a sub-folder with Inheritance enabled ...
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Should I use ec2 as a file server?

I need to be able to share user uploaded content across multiple EC2 application servers. I have looked at rsync, mounted NFS, and S3 as potential options of being able to share this data in almost ...
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Copying large files to Server 2008 compressed directory very slow with no obvious reason

I've observed a curious problem with our Windows Server 2008 x64 based file server when copying large (~3GB) files from a Windows 7 x64 workstation. The copy becomes extremely slow often proceeding at ...
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Storage of large number of files for a web application

There's an old discussion whether and application should store its files in a database or in the filesystem. Both have their pros and cons. I want to know if there's any specific system for ...
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Hyper-V File Server Clustering - at my wit’s end [duplicate]

I am at my wit’s end with File Server clustering under Hyper-V. I am hoping that someone might be able to help me figure out this Gordian Knot of a technology that seems to have dead ends (like ...
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Is there a way to limit the network bandwidth / filesystem use per user over NFS on a Solaris 10 file server?

We have a large file server running on Solaris 10 and about 200 computing nodes running on Ubuntu. The nodes access the file server over NFS. The load gets larger and larger over time. Is there a way ...
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How to design a simple Ubuntu File Server with XP clients network: accounts system

I want to switch from an old Windows Server 2003 server with Active Directory to a simple Ubuntu fileserver in a kind of school building with Windows XP client machines, with a minimum impact to ...
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Customizing apache directory listing

I have a server with Apache directory listing. I have styled it a little bit, and tried owncloud as well, but the solution I found best was a little themed Apache directory listing. However, I would ...
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How can I safely run windows 2008 server as a fileserver in VMWare ESXI?

We are planning to add a virtual disk to an existing "windows 2008 R2" domain controller. The new disk will act as a fileserver for the domain. (The administration said we should do it this way to ...
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Managing disks for File Server on Hyper-V VM

I want to set up a File Server role on a Hyper-V VM on a Windows 2012 Server host. What would be the best way to set up the system in terms of handling the underlying storage disk? The scenario's I ...
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Windows Search Service on File server

We currently have a Server 2008 R2 file server hosting DFS ABE Shares that are pushed out to our Citrix XenApp 6.5 (published desktop) users as mapped drives via GPO. Recently there have been a lot ...
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Moving shared folders and user profile folders to a new server

I need to retire a file server soon. I was wondering if there is a correct way to transfer department shares and user profile folders to the new server in a way that retains all folder and subfolder ...
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What's the best way to mount a file share for a CentOS-based webserver?

I use CentOS with Apache and PHP5 to make web development servers. Files (html, php, js, etc...) are located on a network file share (SMB) : So, basically, developpers work on Windows workstations ...
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File Server: to zip or not to zip

My workplace shares a SMB fileserver for storing documents and files that we receive from clients. The contents of these directories are usually a mixture of Documents (PDF, .docx) and images. Clients ...
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How to list Samba 4 shares using server's IP and Kerberos authentication?

I am successfully able to list the Samba 4.0.3 shares by using smbclient -L myhostname -k command. However I am unable to do the same by using smbclient -L 192.168.1.2 -k and I get the session ...
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Samba shares empty and not writeable when browsing OS X 10.8

When I mount a Samba share it works, but it doesn't show me any files, even though they exist on the server, I also cannot write files to the share either. The server is CentOS 6.4, running Samba. ...
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Cons of using a Windows 7 machine as a file server? [closed]

I'm in the process of setting up a file server for about 6 people. Windows 7 isn't meant to be used as a server, but given the small amount of clients, I wonder what kind of obstacles could I face if ...