A mechanism for allowing and mediating access to files for non-local users and programs. Such mechanisms are either built on top of local filesystems or seamlessly integrated into distributed filesystems. Common examples of file sharing mechanisms include CIFS (SMB, DFS), NFS, GlusterFS, Lustre.

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Storage/backups options for a small business server running a file server

We are upgrading our storage capacity and backup procedure where I work, and I would like to have your input on this. We currently have a Windows Server (HP ProLiant ML310e Gen8: Xeon quad-core 3.3 ...
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Small LAN Linux fileserver and network design

We have a small LAN with a couple dozen desktop client PC's and one fileserver. Our goal is to enable the client PC's to have all storage on the fileserver and for file I/O operations to feel as if ...
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How am I granted access to a protected Windows share without entering a password?

I was logged in to a local administrator account on a Windows 2012 R2 server yesterday and noticed I was granted immediate (passwordless) access to the C$ admin share on another 2012 R2 server. These ...
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Windows 10 Pro Sharing/Samba Speed Throttling?

Does Windows 10 Pro file sharing (aka Samba) throttle its speed? Mine seems to cap out at exactly 25 megabytes per second. My Windows 10 Pro machine is directly connected (via crossover cable) to a ...
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How to deploy files using Group Policy

I wish to share a couple files to every computer on my domain. I know I need to use Group Policy, but I'm not really sure where to go from there. I am using Windows Server 2003 R2.
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Is it possible to obtain the computer files of previous university researchers/employees if they used the university wifi? [closed]

Relevant Background I'm a post doc at a U.S. University. I need the files of a grad student research assistant who has left the lab. The student created files (data, codes, simulations, etc) for a ...
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Work folders and domain guest

I have setup Workfolders on my Windows Server 2012 R2. This is all working fine, however I want to be able to use my domain guest user on my domain computers. This is not possible according to this ...
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Periodic Share Access Fails

We have a file server running Windows Server 2012 R2. It also hosts various VMs. The server has 2 NIC cards set up in a Team (Switch Independent, Dynamic, None) setup. And the Hyper-V vEthernet runs ...
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256 views

Ubuntu Anonymous Samba Share Now Not Accessible From OSX Machine

I have an OSX machine which has been connected as Guest to a Samba share on my Ubuntu machine. It's no longer connecting. When I click 'Connect to Server...' in Finder, and enter smb://server/...
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170 views

Can ZFS snapshots on a NAS (accessed via Windows Previous Versions) be made more flexible in regard to renaming files?

I have a NAS running on OpenSolaris/illumos/OmniOS with several shared ZFS file systems where autosnaps are active to preserve a history (keep 4 15-minute snaps, 24 hourly snaps, 7 daily snaps and so ...
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how to release shared files' locks from other systems before server downtime - with Powershell?

Is there a way to use Powershell to clean up/release file locks on a server when it's time to upgrade? we have other systems connecting to the server's shared resources over the network and some files ...
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SeaFile HTML Customization

I have installed Seafile on Windows Server 2012 R2 Successfully. I am now currently branding the install and have changed the logo/colours fine. However, I wish to override some of the HTML (Like ...
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Samba file sharing cache

Does Samba have any option for file caching over WAN (connected via VPN)? I've looked into WAN optimization, but I want something simple to setup. Setup: Linux File Server(Main Office)====WAN====...
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Can't see fileshares in Windows Failover Cluster Interface

I am unable to see Fileshares I've added to my Windows Failover Cluster And I get this error But I can see them via powershell Get-SmbShare -ScopeName my_server_role | Select * I am a domain ...
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Add Multiple FileShares to Windows Failover Cluster

Is there a way to add multiple fileshares simultaneously or via powershell to Windows Failover Cluster on a Windows 2012 R2 server? With the user interface, this will take all day because there ...
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sshfs “read: Connection reset by peer”

I am trying to connect to a remote machine from a client machine to mount a samba share in a local machine using sshfs but it throws this error "read: Connection reset by peer" test1 user is added ...
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Mac OS 10.10 users connecting smb shares can't be disconnected

So we have a bunch of windows file servers (2008 R2 and up) sharing up content using windows permissioning (SMB not AFP using Active Directory users). Sharing files across the network works ok until ...
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Local user profile is created on Windows server when user accesses a shared folder on that server

I have discovered that several of our file servers have a handful of local user profiles (i.e. in C:\Users on the server) for users who obviously don't have permission to logon directly (interactive, ...
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Intermittent Excel issue of “file locked for editing” not showing when it should

Current setup: 3 app servers (2008 r2, terminal services XenApp 6.5), 2 file servers (2008 r2). Situation: user1 opens up an excel file that is on server1 and starts to work. user2 goes to open ...
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Root Folder permissions not propagating to subfolders

I have a very wierd issue with one single folder in my server shared folders. From time to time, a directory or a file moved under this subfolder won't inherit permissions as supposed to. Instead, it ...
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Webmin - Raw reads and raw writes? [closed]

First of all, apologies if this is posted in the wrong category. I use Webmin 1.780 on Ubuntu 14.04.3 and under the Windows File Sharing, under Miscellaneous Options there are 2 options: Allow raw ...
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Limiting FTP privileges on Windows Server

I currently have a Windows 2012 Server which is acting as a webserver running IIS. I am using Filezilla to host an FTP server to allow some clients FTP access to their own websites. I have setup the ...
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Change WIndows File Permission With Total Size Around 1 TB

Now I am working in company that had file server. When I see the permission of file sharing I almost got hearth attack because in root directory "Everyone" had full permission and will inherited by ...
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Can't scan to a shared folder but can write to it from computer - windows server 2012

I have a Toshiba network scanner/copier that is configured to send scanned files to a shared folder. It was working fine when the shared folder was on a windows server 2003 computer. I installed ...
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Use a shared vhdx as shared drive

I have a Windows Cluster made up of two nodes connected via SAS to a storage array. I have two virtual machines configured with their hard disks (vhdx) on the shared storage. They are up and running ...
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Making shared drives available on wifi?

I'm setting up a small office network. We have a raid connected to an ethernet switch, and that is accessible by all PCs connected to that network. My problems start when I tired to provide access to ...
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How do I get NFS on Linux to export a folder to OS X with OS X's user IDs so I can cp -a from Linux to OS X?

I have Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 on one computer and OS X 10.11.2 on another. I want to migrate files from the Ubuntu installation to the OS X installation but preserving permissions. Currently the strategy ...
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What's the best way to transfer only new files down from a remote server?

I have a file server that files get dumped on through-out the day. They can be any size, any type, etc. I then want to sync those files down to a remote backup server but the trick is once they're on ...
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how can I mount a windows share with rw access?

The question is in the title. Here is what I tried but the folder is read only. sudo mount -t cifs -o username=maazza,domain=MYDOMAIN //192.168.123.2/company-files /mnt/test I am on debian jessie. ...
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Docker web development environment and VirtualBox file sharing protocol

I'm guessing that this question has been answered previously, but I can't find a good solution to that super basic issue! I've created a development environment using Docker on top of a windows ...
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OpenVPN - Can not access shared files

I installed OpenVPN as a server on my Windows server (Yeah, really). The configuration looks good. This server get the IP 10.9.8.1 for the VPN tunnel as expected. I also made some tests by installing ...
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Can I use my 2 domain controllers also as my 2 node file server cluster?

I already have 2 domain controllers running Windows Server 2012 R2. This network doesn't have any file servers or SANs. It hardly needs any. But, I have one small need for a shared file folder and ...
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How to share files/folders between users on same linux machine?

We have 2500+ users using linux thin clients with their home directory on a common NFS. We want Windows like file/folder sharing functionality between users. The users are not linked to any ...
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Windows Server 2008 r2 sharing removes local users - expected?

Sharing a folder with specific domain user removes local users from folder. Is this expected behavior? Create new folder on server (does not matter where). Add additional local users via basic ...
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DAS or NAS for Microsoft NAV, File Sharing and AD

We are changing the infraestructure of the bussines, we are now 20 users, and I have a problem with the desing, and a question about DAS and NAS. Currently we have a server that is going to be a ...
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NFS issues between two linux/unix VMs

Description: I ran into a weird issue with my VMs using NFS. Both of my VMs are using linux. The server-side is using RHEL and the client-side using CentOS 7. My host machine is running Windows 7. My ...
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Network shared folder on windows 2008 server [closed]

How to setup a network shared folder on your windows server so all clients connecting to the domian on the same server can access the shared folder.
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best practice for deploying file shares in Remote Desktop Services

We are setting up a new virtual Remote Desktop Services deployment for 10 users in Azure, with 2 domain controllers and 2 RDS servers. Our requirement is to have resilient and fast file system for ...
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Miraculous elevation of access rights (Windows, AD)

I have a shared folder on a Windows 2008 Server that would host different file shares with ACLs set individually by folder. Everything works fine up to a certain point: the folder is created, three ...
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Sync files without internet at two locations

I have large files (1 GB+) that should be kept replicated at two locations and internet speeds keep a cloud or online solution resource prohibitive. (Already slow connection approx 6 Mbps in a remote ...
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Close locked file in Windows Share using Powershell and Openfiles

I work with a lot of folder shares, but there are a bunch of locked files which have been opened by some other process. I need to close those files. So far I've been using MMC - System Tools - Shared ...
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Permissions On Folder Give Me Access Denied. Why?

I have a user (dAdmin) and that user is a member of the domain admin's group and is also a member of the local server's (serverA) Administrators group. On the folder (fShare) I set it up as a share ...
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Did I give access to my user folder by mistake?[Windows 7]

I shared a folder from my user in Windows 7. I want to understand if this led to sharing the whole user folder. This is the description of the issue: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/...
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Symbolic or hard link to UNC path: logon failure

I have a Synology NAS that exports a backup directory that I wish to access locally in a folder. I had this working before with a previous Synology NAS but I don't remember how I did it. So I open ...
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How to grant permissions for a member of two groups that have different permissions in windows?

I have a windows 2008 server with file server role. Multiple shared folders are there, one for each group, so that each group has access to its own folder, but is denied access to other shared folders....
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What could be preventing SIDHistory from working on a Win2008 R2 file server?

We have recently migrated some users from a legacy forest to a new forest. We have used SID History during the migrations, and have migrated security groups, too. This has worked well, except on one ...
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Windows 2000 Server Can Only Connect to Windows Server 2012 Share Through IP Address

Server1 = Windows Server 2000 Server2 = Windows Server 2012 I am trying to view a list of available printers on a Windows Server 2012 machine (Server2) from a Windows 2000 server (Server1). I am ...
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What causes PC's to be unable to read certain other PC's shared folders even though other devices can read them?

I have a private domain where folders are shared to EVERYONE (temporarily during setup). All PC's can click into any other PC in File Explorer's Network list, but one specific PC can't connect to the ...
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How to remove copy option from shared folders?

My organisation uses WS2012 and want to share some files over the network. My question is how to copy protect a folder/file which is being shared? The scenario is that, I want the users to access the ...
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NetworkService account access to a shared folder (WinSrv 2012R2)

We have services running under IIS with pool setup to run under NetworkService identity. If the service required access to a shared folder on a remote server, on previous versions of WinServer we just ...