11
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8answers
715 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 ...
1
vote
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 -> ...
-1
votes
1answer
27 views

Win 2003 Shared Folder

We have shared one folder on win2003 server and allowed everyone to access it but only 8-9 users are allowed to map drive the shared folder. The next is connected once I disconnect the one of the ...
3
votes
1answer
159 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 ...
1
vote
2answers
141 views

shared files or folders being locked by administrator

I have a user who uses a share folder. the folders are in 2003 windows server. she started to complain about files and folders which she cannot rename or move. I checked the open files under Shared ...
1
vote
0answers
104 views

Gateway-to-gateway VPN not allowing access to PDC/shares

I have a gateway-to-gateway VPN between my datacenter (HQ) and a remote site. The VPN is between two Netgear UTM9S gateways. In HQ, I have a Windows Server 2003 DC as well as several Windows 7 Pro ...
4
votes
2answers
3k views

Windows 2003; Find folders with non-inherited/changed permissions

The question: I'm looking for a good way to audit/search a directory structure (Windows 2003) and locate any folders that either don't inherit permissions from their parent -or- have additional ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

Windows - Accessing - Manipulating Administrator shares across windows servers \\computername\c$

Problem: \\computername\c$ returns "Network Name cannot be found" I tried using \\computername\c$ as well as well as with the FQDN \\computername.domain.company.com\c$ and the IP address too. net ...
1
vote
1answer
149 views

Setting up VPN on win2k3

Recently moved local server to a datacenter. It is used for small file storage, database and thats about it. I am trying to setup VPN there, which I have never done. I tried setting it up while ...
1
vote
1answer
334 views

server won't share files within new domain

I have a windows server 2008 (dc now called server1) and a windows server 2003 (files now called server2). The previous DC crashed and I created a new one (server1), same domain name, same hostname. ...
2
votes
1answer
408 views

File permission ACEs showing as SIDs after NTBACKUP restore

I have restored a backup to our Windows 2003 SBS domain controller. All the permissions for folders seem to be set correctly for groups BUT when looking at folders that had permissions set for ...
1
vote
2answers
298 views

C$ share not working

Our admins use the built-in C$, D$, etc shares in Windows Server 2003 to access these disk drives from the network as authenticated domain admins. As soon as last night, we were able to use a Windows ...
1
vote
2answers
357 views

Windows Server 2003 AD Folder Replication

I have a folder on my Windows 2003 Server AD machine that is shared out to clients at Location A. The people in Location B are currently mounting this folder across a network link. The problem is of ...
1
vote
1answer
83 views

Windows file share access permission by computer

Here's what I want to happen: User A logged into computer in the "Laptops" group: access denied to file share The same User A logged into computer in the "Terminal Servers" group: access granted to ...
1
vote
3answers
102 views

How can I share existing folder without going to the user

I would like to know if there a way to share folders on a remote machine with out having to be in front of it. For example I have user1 and he has folder called TEST and he asking me to share it. How ...
1
vote
0answers
22 views

tag file property windows server 2003

We have a file server running windows server 2003. All client machines are running windows 7. I'd love to use windows 7 tags file property but this doesn't appear to be available from the windows ...
0
votes
1answer
90 views

Can't enable share on clients in my network

I installed on my subnet a win 2003 server as the domain controller, with DHCP and DNS options too. the clients, win xp pro and and win 2003 server. In my clients when i log in via the domain, i ...
1
vote
4answers
4k views

Security permissions for remote shared folders

I have two servers running Windows Server 2003, and I want copy files from one server (A), programmatically with a windows service running under the Local System account, to a shared folder on the ...
0
votes
1answer
389 views

Windows file share access is intermittently successful between two machines with a local account having a matching username and password

I'm setting up an automated process on one Windows machine that backs up data from another. The process will run as a local account that exists on both machines and matches user name and password. ...
0
votes
2answers
87 views

Server 2003 - Secure remote file access

I've really got very little idea what I'm doing here, so please forgive me if I am missing anything painfully obvious. As the nerd of last resort for a friend, I've recently found myself in the ...
0
votes
1answer
552 views

Updating AFP version on Windows Server 2003

We have a couple of Macs, running Leopard and Snow Leopard in our otherwise pure Windows environment. We cannot get file names longer than 31 characters and some times the file permissions gets ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

Mapped network drives using GPO falsely showing disconnected

Network drives are mapped using GPO, however some of the drives are showing up as "Disconnected Network Drive X:" even though they are connected. The icon shows them as connected and if you click on ...
0
votes
2answers
2k views

File Server - One large LUN or multiple smaller LUNs?

We're about to replace a bunch of kit (servers, SAN etc.) and migrate our servers across from their current platform. Our file server has around 8tb of data on it right now, spread across 5 LUNs (all ...
0
votes
1answer
82 views

firewall VPN location loses connection to only one file server, weirdest thing I've ever seen

Okay serverfault, please help me figure this one out... I have four locations, each connected to each location with Juniper Netscreen point to point vpns. I have a file server in the main office, ...
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votes
2answers
429 views

how i can make windows server 2003 see some directory from UNIX-AIX?

how i can make windows server 2003 see some directory from UNIX-AIX
0
votes
2answers
2k views

Can't access shared folders over network using \\serverIP in explorer

All of the sudden I cannot type " \\my.server.ip.address" in explorer to access shared files/folders like I used to. I could have possibly changed GPO or RDP-TCP settings to screw this up, but I don't ...
3
votes
1answer
285 views

Files on a Windows 2003 share filed server are not releasing locks?

What could be causing a windows 2003 file server to no longer release file locks? The locks are being created and not released by Legacy vendor code (C++ I assume) Legacy code, VB Newer C# code ...
0
votes
3answers
2k views

Win2003 Folder sharing : Group permissions not working while user permissions work

I'm very new to windows server. I'm a software engineer but since we don't have a real sysadmin I'm supposed to figure out everything that is slightly computer related (you know how it is...). I need ...
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votes
4answers
8k views

How to password protect a folder in windows server 2003 over the network [closed]

I was wondering if anyone would be able to help me solve this problem. I have a several computers on a network. Of that network, there is one server(Windows server 2003) that acts as a file server. ...
0
votes
1answer
293 views

Where does the windows file sharing account info save to?

OS: windows server 2003 When open explore and enter \\192.168.1.xxx\c$ and prompt to ask login id and password, where does this login info save to? And even if I choose not to save, seems the session ...
1
vote
1answer
142 views

Share a File on Server without giving rights to users such that the file cant be copied?

I am using Windows 2003 server as OS, is there any option to give users only Read and Write access. I don't want users to copy the file or move the file or attach the file in any mail. As the file is ...
2
votes
1answer
432 views

Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard: Locks MS Office files, but not Adobe .AI and .PSD files?

We have some shares setup on a Windows 2003 R2 server, and the MS Office files people save behave properly: The first person to open the file gets read/write, and the second person to open the file ...
2
votes
4answers
2k views

File auditing software for Windows Server 2003

I am looking for a program or program suite that will allow the auditing of network shared resources (specifically storage space), and render reports (who created, deleted, moved, modified files, ...
0
votes
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 ...
0
votes
1answer
586 views

Server 2003 Performance Counters for File Shares?

I've got a disk with several different things going on. I'd like to determine approximately how much of the disk activity is due to file sharing. Is there a counter for this? Also, and I may have ...
0
votes
2answers
151 views

Enabling/disabling network sharing by non-admin users Windows 2003 server

Non-admin user need to enable/disable network sharing of folder. How to give this rights to him?
1
vote
2answers
158 views

“Access Denied” on Vista shared folder from SBS 2003

I have Windows Server 2003 SBS and one user has Windows Vista installed. I have shared some files on that Vista machine and I'd like to access them from the SBS 2003 server, but I get an "Access ...
2
votes
7answers
982 views

Is it possible to manage file system access per computer (or per container)?

I'm relatively new to Sys Admin and there is this requirement.. or at least, the talk of a requirement whereby we restrict access to certain folders for a particular set of computers (an OU on our ...
2
votes
1answer
3k views

Can't access Windows share by hostname

I have an interesting problem. One of my clients can't access our file server by hostname. If I open explorer and type \\Server1 all I see is a single folder, but if I type it's IP \\10.10.10.10, I ...
0
votes
2answers
1k views

Saving files over VPN slow only on the file server

We have a single file server in a single domain on our network. However, when department heads and the CEO try to save files from word and excel over their VPN connection, they are very slow. It is ...
2
votes
2answers
3k views

Slow File Download Over VPN

We are experiencing difficulty with a Windows Server 2003 that is connected to our network via a VPN. Everything seems to work fine with this server except file share downloads to local machines. ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Can't access Samba share on Windows Server

I have a set of production and non-production Windows 2003 servers. I want to initiate a file copy between one of the production machine to a samba share on a Linux machine. I can access and mount the ...
0
votes
2answers
974 views

Frequent error messages when connecting to Windows file shares from a Mac under a VPN connection

I have a straightforward Windows Domain setup with about 15 Windows desktops and 5 Macs (all on site, local network) happily connecting to some file shares on our file server. I'm having problems ...
3
votes
6answers
7k views

Can't access network or printer shares

All of a sudden on our network, none of the client machines can see any of the network shares or shared printers at all (XP clients, SBS2003 server), and cannot browse the domain via "My Network ...
2
votes
4answers
638 views

MS Word reports files read-only on Win Server 2003 file server

I'm not a sysadmin, but I play one on TV: I'm trying to fix a problem for my mom's tiny non-profit company's server. I set up a Windows Server 2003 machine as a domain controller and file server. ...
2
votes
1answer
68 views

Vista Workstation Creates Documents folder on 2003 File Server

I have a lab of notebook running vista they map to a h drive on a windows 2003 server r2. The users that have xp dont have this issue but the vista users home drives changed their structure on the ...
1
vote
6answers
5k views

How can a rename a share on Windows Server 2003?

We would like to rename a share - not the folder, just the name of the Share itself - on a Windows 2003 Server. If I right-click on the folder name and go to the properties dialog, I can see the share ...
1
vote
4answers
347 views

PDC computer crash & reinstall problem

Yesterday i was assigned to reinstall a primary domain controller because the computer just died. Honestly, i have no experience on it, but i managed to reinstall and configure the new Win2K3 ...
0
votes
6answers
470 views

Files deleted on a Windows 2003 Network Share from a Windows XP Client

I have a Windows 2003 server that has file shares. If a windows XP client deletes a file on that share. Does it go to any sort of 'recycle bin' on the server or client?
2
votes
4answers
211 views

Sharing a drive on a hosted Win2003 Server

I have a dedicated windows 2003 server that is hosted in a data center. I would like to map the drive to my pc - and looking for the best way to do that. I could create a VPN, but that seems like ...