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66 views

Proper set up shared folders for users

First I would like to say thanks for helping, and I have huge problem with proper set up permission for shared folders. I have Windows 7 x64 ent. - name: backupfb - added to domain with shared ...
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8answers
723 views

Expire Files In A Folder: Delete Files After x Days

I'm looking to make a "Drop Folder" in a windows shared drive that is accessible to everyone. I'd like files to be deleted automagically if they sit in the folder for more than X days. However, it ...
0
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0answers
36 views

File security information lost after being modified by one specific user

I really hope there's someone out there who can help me with a problem I have no clue on how to solve it... For the hasty: A brief description of only the fault itself can be found at the very bottom ...
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1answer
62 views

Create a 'GitHub' style index page for files/folder on a fileserver [closed]

My workplace doesn't have a easy to use document management system, and I have no chance in building or installing one. Right now, people just throw files on a shared fileserver, where search doesn't ...
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0answers
22 views

shared network files showing as open when seen in client preview pane

I Have a client running with a Windows Server standard 2008 R2 that is hosting a series of shared network files. The issue I have is that when 1 particular user is opening / viewing these files. Once ...
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5answers
185 views

Windows network shares organization

I would like to have some feedback about the best practices you use to publish your network share. Now, we have on our file server : one named directory for each of our user, which is backed up ...
2
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1answer
168 views

Common document library between two SharePoint sites

Here's what I'm trying to accomplish: Our organization maintains a sharepoint site for our clients, and sometimes we have situations where different clients (with distinct sharepoint sites on the ...
1
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1answer
43 views

How to find which server is sending files to my shared folder

I have a server where is shared folder e.g. shared_folder. Another server in the same domain is sending files into this folder (it is probably a scheduled task) unknown_server -> copy files -> ...
0
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0answers
48 views

Windows Share Meltdown, Unexplainable

I am having precisely the exact symptoms on my server as is described in this article. This includes statements that the specified network name is no longer available and RPC Server is too busy ...
2
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3answers
401 views

Shared Home folders on file server listed as “My Documents”

We have a Windows 2008 R2 file server sharing home folders for about 600 users. These folders are mapped to a shared drive for each user when they log in on their own workstations, and that mapped ...
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1answer
87 views

Local drive access using $ share in windows flaw [closed]

It seems that I can access every drive on each computer in my work network by utilizing the $ share? Example: \\computer_name\C$ would give me access to the C drive and each file Is the AD ...
0
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2answers
75 views

What is the best way to transfer large amount of small files from 1 Windows Server to another over the internet? [closed]

I'm trying to one way sync around 100,000 small files for a total of 2GB from a server located in my office to a web server. I'm using Syncrify with some success but the scheduling feature does not ...
0
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1answer
98 views

Batch script - How to release a locked file for batch 'copy'

A daily windows scheduled task triggers a batch script which moves program files to a folder on a server, using a simple copy routine. rem deploy programfiles copy dailybuild\*.dll ...
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0answers
247 views

Macs losing connection to SMB shares on Windows Server 2012?

We have 2 fileservers running Windows 2012. Each share about 10 folders via SMB 3. About once a week per fileserver, Macs will suddenly be unable to connect to one of the servers (not both). Looking ...
4
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1answer
428 views

DFS-R: how to offline re-sync, large amount of data deleted

We have 2 branch offices with local file servers synced to our central office and file server via DFS-R. Mostly data is copied from the central fileserver to both branch offices, but the sync is both ...
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2answers
60 views

Microsoft Shares, not sharing [closed]

I have a machine called \shares\ There are two drives on it, the "Local Disk (C:)" and the drive I want to put the shared resources on "Shares (S:)" This is a brand-new Server 2012, and I have a ...
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1answer
45 views

Synchronizing code for multiple users [closed]

I'm a beginner in all this and am working on a project with a few other people. I'm facing some problems. My code is to worked on by another person simultaneously. I want to perform staging on a ...
3
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1answer
160 views

What to use instead of FTP

I get this question all the time from people who run Windows-based web servers. FTP, while ubiquitous, has numerous flaws shortcomings, not all of which can be solved simply by slapping SSL/TLS on top ...
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votes
7answers
5k views

Cannot connect to local network shares when connected to VPN. Error: “the user name could not be found”

I keep finding that on our small company LAN (7 users, 3 servers) that some servers keep becoming "not accessible" for the purposes of file sharing. They display the message "\SERVER is not ...
1
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3answers
45 views

File Shares on NT - Vista Workstation Needs To Map To Them

Situation: CNC machines are old and running something in the neighborhood of NT. There is a XP sp1 machine on the network that has mapped network drives to each CNC machine. I went out to one of the ...
0
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1answer
53 views

Windows 7 - how to set up file sharing between domain clients?

How can I setup a share on a client computer in a Windows 2012 Essentials domain? I have 2 PCs logged into this domain, and I would like to share computer A's documents with computer B. Is there a ...
1
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0answers
120 views

How to bind CIFS server to virtual IP in Windows Server 2012?

I'm a unix guy who is new to clustering with Windows. I have two Windows 2012 servers that have the StorNext clustered filesystem mounted as drives on each. If I try to add the File Sharing role, I ...
0
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3answers
137 views

Document Management System for Small Business [closed]

dHi Guys, Just a questions, I am trying to find out what is a suitable document management system that can replace our physical file management and reasonable in price. It's for a small law firm, ...
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1answer
227 views

What is the best way to join an internet pc to domain?

I need to connect a PC that has already an Internet connection via on-board LAN to a Windows domain. This domain has no Internet connection, because the data is confidential. I need to do this because ...
1
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2answers
1k views

Improve file transfer speed between Windows PCs and servers [closed]

I've setup a server which I've connected to multiple PCs in my workplace. Sadly, data transfer speeds are at max 3 MB/sec per connection which works out slow for file transfers, especially when ...
1
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1answer
70 views

Internet Sharing solution

I have a client that is a business. The people at this business are not in anyway computer savvy. I was asked to make a file server for them. This server will need to have four shares with a ...
16
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6answers
1k views

VHD network file transfer fails consistently at 4GB

This issue has been extremely frustrating for us: when transferring a large VHD (virtual hard disk) file from a Windows 7 machine over the network to a physical Windows Server 2008 machine at our ...
2
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2answers
1k views

Avoiding “file locked for reading” problems with Windows file shares

Our build environment pumps out the latest build onto a Windows file share in a predefined location. We get file lock problems when remote users open and maintain folders and files on that read-only ...
1
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2answers
267 views

Alerting on file share access

I am running a users file share on Windows 2008R2. My concern is Domain Admins accessing someone's files they shouldn't. I have turned on advanced auditing and tested the results. I see when ...
1
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2answers
1k views

Is there a Multiple User login method when remoted into a Window 2008 R2 Server?

I have configured a Windows 2008 R2 Server for many users to connect to - but right now I have them all logging in with one account which is bound to our domain. The purpose of this server is for ...
3
votes
2answers
719 views

Creating a windows account only for share access

I'm running Windows Server 2008 R2 in a workgroup, not a domain, and I want to create a local account that is only used for allowing other computers in the same workgroup to access file shares on that ...
4
votes
1answer
2k views

Best file sharing protocol for Windows clients?

I want to share files on a Linux server with Windows 7 clients. I have a choice between multiple file sharing protocols: SMB/CIFS, FTP, WebDAV, NFS… question is: which one is the best for my needs? ...
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1answer
1k views

How to enable an active/active file server cluster in windows 2008 r2 Enterprise

I've just created a cluster for my file servers in Windows 2008 R2 Ent SP1 environment. The goal - an Active/Active cluster for web server data How do I go about telling the cluster to be active for ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

Domain Admin has no permissions to copy files onto domain share

I stumped by a problem I'm having properly accessing a domain share. Server1: Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise + the latest SP/patches. -- (Domain Controller) Server2: Windows Server 2008 R2 ...
2
votes
2answers
365 views

Best way to sync files?

What is the fastest, most secure way to sync files between remote networks? My goal is to replace the local "My Documents" folder on our users' laptops with a synchronized "My Documents" folder that ...
0
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4answers
921 views

Sync Files Between Windows Machines

I'm looking for a solution to sync files automatically across a number of windows operating systems, including Windows Server 2003, 2008 and Windows 7. One of the use cases would be keeping Nagios ...
5
votes
2answers
299 views

File share recommendations for many CAD files

Description of problem / environment We currently have around 100 GB of CAD files (90k files, 6k directories) stored in a couple of Subversion repositories. It seems an unnecessary hassle / burden to ...
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3answers
191 views

Simultaneous work with file word/excel etc

Beyond windows file sharing is there other way to work with document simultaneously? In windows file sharing other users see changes only when document have been saved, what i need is for users see ...
0
votes
3answers
288 views

Virtual Directories in Windows File Sharing

I'm running a file share on Windows 7 professional, and I'd like to add a shortcut/virtual directory to other shares. For example, if someone connects to \machinename\share (call that folder A), I'd ...
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2answers
2k views

Windows Network Browsing Across Subnets, without AD

Of the 40+ desktop machines we have, about 5 are Windows 7 boxes, the rest Fedora. So we aren't running AD, and we don't want to. We do have Samba deployed (on a CentOS box), configured as a WINS ...
0
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5answers
437 views

Methods to transfer files from Windows server to linux server

I need to transfer webserver-log-like-files containing periodically from windows production servers in the US to linux servers here in India. The files are ~4 MB in size each and I get about 1 file ...
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1answer
2k views

Share Access between domain and workgroup

I am having trouble accessing a windows share on another computer that is in a Workgroup. A little big about our setup. We currently have 2 networks networkA which is a domain netA.net and networkB ...
0
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1answer
198 views

Excel file located on file server is saying it is opened and locked by a user but it really isn't

There is an Excel file that is on our file server which when you try to open is saying it is locked and in use by an individual whose computer is shutdown and isn't logged in from anywhere else. Has ...
0
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1answer
190 views

Looking for best practices for using a Linux box as a file server in MS workgroup

I've got a number of Windows (7/Vista/XP) based machines on a network that have no unifying structure (i.e. no ADC, PDC or for that matter a workgroup). I recently added a Linux box with a fairly ...
1
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1answer
213 views

Mac OS X: Access AD Network Resource with Computer Credentials

I'm trying to write a script (AppleScript or shell) that connects to a Windows Share and have it use the computer's credentials rather than the user's, i.e. assume the computer name is "workstation1", ...
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1answer
137 views

Windows file sharing for only 1 NIC

Our Windows 2008 servers are at a Data Center. Both have 2 network cards. One card is connected to the switch that connects to the Internet the other is connected to a switch that serves only our ...
0
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2answers
3k views

Minimum permissions needed to create a user Home Folder in Windows Active Directory

We would like the Help Desk to have the responsibility of creating User Home folders instead of our 2nd level support. The help desk global group is already an Account Operator, so in Active Directory ...
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1answer
1k views

File sharing problem on Windows Server 2003 x64

We have a customer that hosts our .NET application server on Windows Server 2003 x64. The problem is, its file sharing gets totally disabled after about 10-30 minutes. The only way to re-enable it is ...
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2answers
245 views

Windows EFS file sharing anomaly

Fyi, I can confirm this happening in Windows Vista (Business) and Windows 7 Professional in WORKGROUP mode (as both a client and a server). I am not totally sure if this is a Superuser question or a ...
5
votes
6answers
953 views

Internal Dropbox system

Is there a solution out there for a windows environment that would provide a two way, centralized sync between PCs? We have several PCs in our lab on which we need to automatically sync files across, ...