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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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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windows 8 Windows Live ID account not working with groups

I have 2 windows 8.1 installations (local + vmware). I log into both using my Windows Live ID. This user is a member of the local administrators group on both according to lusrmgr.msc. If I share a ...
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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: ...
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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 ...
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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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Cannot close open files in Server 2008 R2: “There is not an open file with that identification number”

I have a team that need to rename a folder on a network share but it currently says that there are files open. I have logged onto the server out-of-hours and tried to close the open files through ...
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Network Shared Database not retrieving results

We have a Shared application (.exe) in our WS2012. It is inside a folder which is shared over the network. The .exe file is basically a file search application which prompts for a input and gives ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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File auditing for shared network drives

We got hit by Cryptolocker a month back or so, and never had file auditing set up, so there was no way to identify what user it originated from. I've gone into Admin Tools > Local Security Policy > ...
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Legal hold for file servers

I am to build a new file server with Windows Server 2012R2. The edict being passed my way is basically to have the entire common share on legal hold, so as to retain all file changes. Is throwing a ...
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Robocopy script copied permissions/subfolders everything but NOT shares

I ran this command on my new server: ROBOCOPY "\\oldserver\e$\folder" "e:\folder\" /COPYALL /SEC /MIR /LOG:logs.txt It copies all permission and mirrored my folder but later I realized that shares ...
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smbd processes in uninterruptable sleep

I have fileserver running FreeBSD 10.1. The server's storage consists of two HDDs in a mirrored ZFS pool. This server is running Samba 4.1, as domain member. The domain controller is running on ...
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SAS balancing vs Network balancing

I want to configure file server in MS Windows Server 2012 R2 environment, which would load balance traffic. I have got a SAS disk array with 2 SAS controllers which is connected to 2 Hyper-V cluster ...
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How can I get Windows Server 2012 R2 to stop asking for a file share password?

We have one folder on a Windows Server 2012 R2 that we want to share without passwords. I've tried everything I can find, but no matter what I try, the server prompts for a password on the share and ...
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Can I upload files to one Windows share and expose them on another?

So I've got a Windows server with a couple of fileshares, call them ShareA and ShareB. ShareA is read/write accessible to only a couple of admins, and ShareB is read-only for all. The files on the ...
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What is Most Reliable/Sustainable Way to Distribute a File to a Group of Windows Servers

In managing one of my applications, I need to distribute a small text file to a specific directory on a number of application servers and restart the service when a new version is pushed out. I have a ...
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OSX connecting to Windows Server 2012 R2 (SMB) for file sharing unable to search

When users on OSX 10.10 connect to a remote server (SRV02) fileshare via SMB, they are unable to search the file share... when they do, it just hangs (pinwheel of death). There are several users on ...
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Controlling file naming pattern conventions on a file share

We have a shared folder on a server, where sales managers ought to save incoming requests, invoices and other documents. Different types of documents separated by folders. Before now managers name ...
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2012 R2 Hyper-V and File Server (general purpose) cluster

I am in the process of creating a Hyper-V 2012 R2 Cluster. I have 3 physical hosts (128GB RAM , dual Hex-core and 12 NICs each) and a SAN to play with. The SAN is a Virtual Storage system (Datacore), ...
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Deploy Microsoft Work Folders on a single machine

As IT unit of a small company, we are investigating the shift from traditional VPN to Work Folders. The roles are set up and the shares created successfully. In fact internally the whole systems works ...
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How to share assets between multiple web servers?

I have multiple Linux web servers attached to a load balancer, and I like to share assets (such as pictures, videos, and other stuff) between these servers. What is the best way to do this? ...
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DNS or Hostname - seems to change whether a machine can be accessed or not

So I work on a large environment with multiple countries and a large DNS structure. Because of this we sometimes have issues where machines that have not been on the network for a while keep the ...
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File Sharing using Hyper-V Shared VHDX

Is file sharing by simply using Hyper-V Shared VHDX on CSV attached to two VMs possible ? I'm testing SVHDX in my environment and I can't get it working. We have setup failover cluster and CSV backed ...
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Transparent user migration to a new file server - just changing DNS?

So, file server migration. I've robocopied everything over and kept folder permissions intact, I have recreated the shared. My question is I need a transparent way of switching all the users from ...
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Deduplication Savings contradicts Size on disk delta

We have recently migrated to a new Windows 2012 R2 main file server. I decided to take advantage of the built in dedupe on our 20TB of shared files. It works extremely well (we went for a 120TB ...
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Accessing Windows file share with many small files very slow over D-Link DES-1024 R+ switch

I'm investigation a strange problem in our network. Two Windows XP machines access a file share on a Windows 2000 Server (which is a VMWare ESXi VM). Both are connected to that server via a D-Link ...
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w2012 file server. Deleted folder reappears and can't be deleted

On a windows 2012 R2 File Server when clients app removes a folder it reappears with access denied. I can browse to the folder which contains the inaccessible folder, I can run dir command and see it. ...
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Multi Client Dropbox Like Service on AWS

We currently have around 15 dropbox accounts which multiple clients use to send files to our office. This is extremely unmanageable from an administrative standpoint and also very inefficient from a ...
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How to use SSH to access file shares: Win2012->2012 from service

This relates to Win2012-R2 on both sides of the equation. Bitvise and others have shown how to do SMB over SSH, for example here: http://www.bitvise.com/file-sharing However, this has the downside ...
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Hyper-V 2012 R2 and File shares

I currently have a 2008 R2 hyper-v cluster but I am going to be building a new 2012 R2 failover hyper-v 2012 r2 cluster in the next few weeks and wanted to get some opinions on running a large file ...
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Accessing local groups remotly for a Windows Fileshare where user accounts are on an AD

I am asking this question with almost no knowledge of Windows and Active Directory. I have a Windows Server (2012), that I am using as a file server (FILE01.domain.tld). There are some local groups ...
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File Sharing Methods

So, I've been looking around, and haven't found any information that lays out the differences between the two file sharing areas in the Folder Properties Sharing tab, as in the image below. There seem ...
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prevent/block/disable roaming profiles from being created on a specific file share

Information: My department hosts a very large file share (~50TB currently in use) that is used by groups all over my company. We control the storage and backups, but each department is responsible ...
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Network shares over 4TB

We have our project files stored on a Windows 2008R2. Now the space on that 4TB drive is filling rapidly and we are soon either forced to expand the drive or move older file out from the drive. The ...
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Windows cant open mac shared files unless read only

I recently setup a mac server (Mavericks 10.9.5, Server 3.2.1) in our office environment, mostly mac but there are two windows pcs. The windows 8 machine can connect and open files/folders without ...
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Access files on remote computer via VPN

Environment: We have Office Mac Pro. I have Mac Mini at my home. I can connect to Office VPN. Question, How can I access file in Shared folder from Mac Pro from home? I have tried smb:// and afp:// ...
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Windows 2008 R2 enable asking for password on network share

I tried to make some public shares on my Windows 2008 R2 server, and now the server does not ask me for any credentials on entering the shares. Server is not part of domain. Before when I enter ...
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how to assign ip to shared folder

I have a file server on 2008r2 and I want to limit users to connect to the file server only from a given IP, for security reasons. More information: every person has own shared folder on the file ...
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IIS Virtual Directory maximum number of connections to Windows share

**Disclaimer. I'm a developer, largely ignorant on what actually happens with virtual directories and such. A recent outage was explained away as too many connections to a Windows file share, and it ...
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windows 7 cant open files from osx mavericks server

I have recently setup OSX Server (on Mavericks) with an external harddrive. I have setup users and groups and created two sharepoints (public (on the internal drive), work (on the external)). Last ...
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Is there a shiny way to make Windows shares web accessible?

I'm new here, and I hope this isn't too much of a shopping question. I'm the under-qualified director of technology at a small college that may be acquired by a larger school. We have Office 365 ...
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Impossible to get Folder Redirection working with Network Share (Access is denied, 502)

Group: G_Developers User: David (Member of G_Developers group) Local Path: E:/Shares/Users/Developers UNC Path: \\DC01\Developers$ Share Permissions: Everyone Full Control Folder Permissions: ...
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Authentication to mapped Samba shares failing after AD username change in Win7

Background: One of our users was recently married and changed her name. Correspondingly, we changed her AD username from jane.doe to jane.smith. However, she now cannot authenticate into any of our ...
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Very slow network copy from windows 7 to windows 2008 r2 server

I am having an issue where users have started to experience very slow transfer speeds both to and from my Dell server. When I say started, the only thing that has changed is that as of Sunday, we ...
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How to make Samba share to NOT ASK FOR PASSWORD

NOTE: I have read probably up to 50 different pages describing how to setup public Samba share in the span of 2 YEARS and nothing ever worked for me. I don't know how much RTFM I need to set this ...