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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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 ...
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Problems with network sharing in Linux - Windows

I have client PC with openSUSE 12.2 with KDE desktop and Dolphin file manager and server for file sharing with Windows Server 2008 R2. Of course, the first I tried to do is to use Samba and typed into ...
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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 ...
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Better to run single file server for multiple subnets or setup file server on each subnet?

I have a situation where there are three subnets within a building. Each subnet essentially isolates separate units within this group. In looking at different options for a file server, I am trying to ...
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Which machine to run cp from for fastest smb performance?

I have some huge(multi gb) files I'd like to transfer over a local network. There are three computers involved, the source computer A, the destination computer B, and probably a 3rd computer(the ...
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Comfortable sharing of files across internet [closed]

I would like to share files to a number of machines spread in LAN and WAN. These are the requirements: (priority: intermediate) Should just work in Windows/MacOS without additional (or very little) ...
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how to copy move files in a remote server without downloading

CURRENT ESCENARIO: REMOTE Debian VPS in an untrusted datacenter (i.e. a third party hosting provider) serving files to the Office through internet. LOCAL Office with 4 Ubuntu, Mint and Debian ...
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Is there an alternative to Samba when it comes to sharing folders between Linux and Windows systems? [closed]

Let's assume I have two workstations. Workstation A is a Debian GNU/Linux based system with a bandwidth of approximately 100 MBit/s (up). Workstation B is a Microsoft Windows 7 based system with a ...
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How to Copy Files from a Isolated VM on an ESX Server

We have a Sandbox built on a ESXi (5.0) server and have a VM((A Domain Controller) on it. I want to copy the files on that VM to my workstation. Is there anyway to do that? I can browse the data ...
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How to create a shortcut to a file on Fileshare and hide the path from user

we are sharing a certain powershell script to our remote users; the powershell script wuill be hosted on the file share and the link(shortcut) to the bat file(which executed the powershell script) ...
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LAN users not listed over wifi

I recently created a small office network with 10+ computers. 9 of them are desktop computers so I used Ethernet cable to connect them.. The computers are connected to a switch via a patch panel and ...
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How to give users permission to create and rename a folder, but not to delete it?

so i'm trying to make a shared folder for other users, inside that folder i want a personal folder for every user. I have given full control to everyone on the network, so i can do anything i want, i ...
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Sharing folder from Linux to Mac, Samba or NFS? [closed]

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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 ...
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linux: upload / download difference on network shares

I have a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (with SELinux) which shows significant differences of speed between download and upload (the latter significantly slower) of files shared over the LAN. The ...
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87 views

User profile unable to access file server

I have a user whos is unable to access the file server from his workstation, his user account can access it from other machines, I'm able to access it using my account on his computer. I'm assuming ...
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211 views

file servers through a VPN connection

I have been scratching my head on this one for weeks, I have now decided to ask the question. We have an SBS domain with 2 hypervisors, one runs 3 File Server, one run the SBS server itself. We also ...
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Secure filesharing protocol for fileserver [closed]

I'm setting up a fileserver, and I want lots of clients to easily access it. Up to now I've always used SSHFS to share between different PCs, but since I'm setting up a single fileserver, I'm looking ...
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Vagrant shared folder and file change events

I have ubuntu virtual machine that I'm accessing through Vagrant. On my host (Mac OSX), there is a folder with couple of files, that I share to virtual machine. In that virtual machine, I want to use ...
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Prevent users from creating / copying / moving anything except .exe

We have a program that compiles executables into a folder into c:\bin. Ideally I would like to share this folder so users can access the exe's within but stop them creating any other files in there. ...
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How to delete cached temporarily credentials for a network share on a Windows machine without rebooting or logging off [duplicate]

This is more of a curiosity then a real problem, I am just to lazy to reboot or log off my laptop. I have connected to a network share on a Windows server with domain credentials from a non-domain ...
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How to configure SAMBA file server to be a windows look-alike?

I'm using an openfiler appliance in an Active Directory (W2k8R2 DC) environment. I would like to make my shares as quite as possible look like windows shares for my users. Most things work well but ...
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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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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 ...
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Eclipse Workspace Configuration Save Directory

I'm trying to make a shared copy of Eclipse be used by several users but I can't get the Eclipse installation to use separate workspace definitions for different users: Instead this configuration is ...
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Secure file downloads on IIS 8 (mod_auth_token or similar)

I'm trying to set up secure file downloads (for example, where a temporary link can be generated to download a file instead of using obscure URLs, which can be insecure). Something like mod_auth_token ...
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I need to know if anyone is using our file server's IP address to access instead of the name. Any ideas?

I have been given the task of changing our current file server's IP address. I haven't been in the company long, so don't know what exactly reads and writes to it yet. Is there any way that I can ...
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Large Fileserver on a HyperV VM - Best Practice

We are in the process of setting up a new Hyper-V host to replace our existing failing Windows 2003 R2 server. The new Host is running Windows 2008 R2 and inside that we will be running a few Virtual ...
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407 views

What's the best protocol to use for a NAS server? [closed]

I'm thinking of setting up a new box as a dedicated file server and I was wondering if there was any sort of consensus on what the best file sharing protocol to use would be. I use SMB right now, but ...
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103 views

Get a file from a load balanced server in Windows Server

I've a load balanced server on production environment for my application. The server is on Windows Server 2008 R2. I'm running a web application that creates and save a file into a folder on the web ...
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How can I remotely verify that a file is encrypted?

Is there any way to remotely verify that a file is encrypted? I have a very complex problem, but here's a simplified scenario that illustrates the point: I have a server that generates very large ...
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VxFS on both Solaris and RHEL?

I'd like to know if VxFS could be used in order to share a volume ( on a SAN mounted using FC) between a RHEL (5 or 6) and Solaris (11) host ? What I'm trying to achive is to shared a volume (from a ...
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How to access shared folders over Windows Server 2008 VPN from Windows 7 client?

I set up a VPN on Windows Server 2008 through the Routing and Remote Access Features. My goal is simple. When I'm connected to the VPN, I should be able to access the shares by server name ...
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Why is file sharing over internet still working, despite all firewall exceptions for filesharing being disabled?

Every exception in my windows server firewall that starts with "File and Printer Sharing" is disabled (ordered by name, so that includes domain, public (active), and private profiles). The Network ...
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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 ...
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OS X server large scale storage and backup

I really hope this question doesn't come across as trolling or asking for buying advice. It's not intended. I've just started working for a small ad agency (40 employees). I actually quit being a ...
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Right Clicking Network File Very Slow Over VPN

I am having real troubles with a VPN connection. The VPN connection is not used for a internet connection just for file browsing. File browsing is slow, taking about 3-4 seconds to bring up a list of ...
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Windows File Sharing with Check in / Check out feature [closed]

Similar to this question, but what I want is a check in / out feature that is built in to Windows File Sharing. The server it would run on is a Windows SBS 2011 server, and the clients will all be ...
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Linux (Ubuntu) use Windows shared drive for www folder

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 server running Hyper-V which runs a Ubuntu. The Windows server has other HD for files (which are then made Windows Shared drives for the network). I'd like to use ...
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What is the minimal setup for a file server supporting file permissions connected by a handful of client machines

In the past our small firm has been file sharing via a Windows Workgroup with a mix of <10 XP, Vista and Win7 machines. I understand the basic concept of a Workgroup vs Domain and the advantages ...
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Windows 7 Clients are Locking Files

Since introducing Windows 7, we have a strange problem with locked files. We have a VB6 Program stored on a server. Clients open the program from the share, and work with it all day. When we had ...
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Configure a backup Win 2008 R2 Server

Scenario is a small network with a Server 2008 R2 running AD, DHCP, DNS, Print & File Sharing. We'd like to build a backup server to continue operations uninterrupted should the main server go ...
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Allow user to change permissions on a folder, but not remove/change Domain Admins access?

We're a small college, and I have one file share for an athletics team that I want to turn over to the coach. We don't track or have a group for athletic team members in Active Directory, and the ...
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Sharing with Windows File Services in 2008R2

I have installed 2008R2, and added the file Server Role. Created a volume, and created a new share in that voluem (all from the File Server GUI) When my users log to the \servername\ they do not ...
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How to use symbolic links in windows server 2008R2 across the network (mklink)

I have One Server (Srv1) which holds data with file shares and the storage is full. Now I have second Server (Srv2) which has alot more space. No I would like to transfer all the data von Serv1 to ...
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Cannot access Windows 7 share from Windows XP

I have a new Windows 7 machine named PAP44 in the PAP workgroup. The networking is set to "Work" mode for the wired LAN. I have a couple of users and I've shared a folder and set it so both users can ...
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Server 2008 Active directory file sharing Restriction

My network scenario is: Two location connected each other through Wireless towers. 1st network ip address are 10.10.10.1 to 10.10.10.150 2nd network ip address are 10.10.10.200 to 10.10.10.254 ...
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Fileshare server infrastructure name

I'm currently developing a documents fileshare service, and it becomes more and more evident that my very basic configuration with a server from Plesk is insufficient for my needs. I.e. I'm starting ...
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How can I tell why I have access to a file share on Windows Server

I have a file share on a Windows 2008 R2 server in a AD domain (call it \SECURESERVER\STUFF) and I am not sure if I have the share and folder permissions set up right. I noticed the problem when I ...
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afp/smb transfers caps at 2 megabytes/sec, wireless N

I wanted to transfer files between two mac computers. The network is wireless-N and both computers have wireless-N modules in them. The problem is that when I transfer files between them, via file ...