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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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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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 DES-...
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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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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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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 ...
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SATA 7.2K HD Suitable for File Server

Just discussing a new Server with a client and they are insisting on using two 3Tb 7.2K SATA Driver in RAID 1. I wanted to get them 5 15K SAS Drives in RAID 5. Can anyone tell me what the true speed ...
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Linux printing from Windows stopped working after upgrade to Windows 7: “Unknown error condition in stat: Function not implemented”

my name is Justin and i am not a linux guy I do not know much about it only windows. We're a company and we're having troubles with printing and sharing from linux to Windows 7. I can connect to ...
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Where to place files for download on website? [closed]

Out of these following options, what would you guys recommend as a best practice or approach? I have a website that has a ton of pdf and word files that any one can click to download. What is the best ...
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Ways to share files between 6 VMs

I own 6 Virtual Machines that need to access each other's files. The way I've been doing it now is by making a symlink of each file that needs to be shared in the web directory and using POST and PHP ...
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How Do I Limit the Number of Simultaneous Connections to a Network Share?

Is there some mechanism to actively refuse connections to a network share in a Windows domain environment by using some predefined conditions on the server that hosts the share (if possible)? Let's ...
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Folder Sharing NTFS permissions with Share Permission

i have a problem on my domain, the history starting from when i had a server with WIN 2008 r2 installed with the following roles installed on it (AD, DNS, DHCP, File). From 1 month i decided to ...
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Web Interface to sharing files on a server with automatic deletion after x days [closed]

I currently have access to an FTP server, with files uploaded onto them. I was interested in knowing how to: Automatically delete files on a specific folder on the FTP server which are x days old? I'...
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How to manage local groups on a remote machine?

I have a Windows Server 2008 machine that exists as part of a domain, but I have no permissions to modify Domain Users, Domain Groups, Group Policies, etc. I have a few file shares on this machine and ...
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Some users unable to see files that others can see

I have a file server running on Windows Server 2008 R2 in our domain that houses files created by an application and then moved to a folder available as a share to some users here. Users who use this ...
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SharePoint OneDrive & CIFS

I'm working on a project that includes moving users away from their network shared folder to SharePoint. Is there any option to have a user's SharePoint OneDrive cloud space live inside their existing ...
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Put ZIP file on server for public [closed]

I was wondering if I can upload a ZIP file to my server and then make it public by sharing the link with others For example I was thinking about an URL like this: http://mydomain.com/files/test....
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FSRM - Setting File Screen to block files types that are already inside some folders

I have a file server without any kind of file screen to prevent users from saving certain types of files in their folders. Our management changed and now I have to apply file screens to block some ...
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Shares and printers on a server are not accessible for one workstation

The PC in question is running Windows 7 and the server is Windows Server 2012 Standard. Both machines can ping each other by IP and Name. I've tried flushing the DNS cache, removing the pc from the ...
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Replace User within Active Directory File Server Share

I have a file server role utilizing an Active Directory Domain on Windows Server 2012 and I'm attempting to replace one User Object with another User Object across all existing file server share ACLs. ...
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Sharing files over network - accessing files on a Mac from a Win7 machine

This is one of those questions that has a million web sites explaining how simple it is, but for some reason I'm living in some edge case that is being difficult. First the details: Mac is running ...