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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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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How to share file-system resources among Linux boxes on a LAN?

What do you use to share file-system (and printing) resources among Linux boxes (I mean, no windows box present... ;-) over a LAN? I mean: do you use Samba? or do you stick with NFS? or any other ...
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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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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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Unable to connect via NetBIOS Name

I can't connect to machines/shares by NetBIOS names. Below is console output showing the problem. C:\>nbtstat -n Local Area Connection: Node IpAddress: [192.168.1.100] Scope Id: [] ...
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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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multiple folder structures/views

Newbie. Setting up a server for a law firm. Want to set up the folder structure as follows: Client 1 Name -- Matter 1 (i.e. setting up corporation) -- Matter 2 (i.e. divorce) -- Matter 3 (i.e. ...
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What file sharing systems for peer to peer Linux boxes on LAN with occasional Windows box? [migrated]

This is a home network and I am the only person using it. I have two Linux boxes (Mint 16 and 17) dual boot with both MATE and Cinnamon desktop logins. I would like to set up my network to enable ...
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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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Unable to see Samba server by netbios name

We have a linux server set up with a number of samba shares on our mixed windows/mac/linux network. The shares are accessible if we go to \\192.168.x.x\share, however we can't access the server by ...
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Windows client asks for password, Linux does not [migrated]

I am about at the pulling-out-my-hair stage. I am rebuilding my home NAS box and is struggling to set up SAMBA. I want to have anonymous guest-based authentication-free shares that is accessible to ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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Files on shared drive saving to the wrong location

We are having an issue where files that are being opened from a shared folder are being saved to a different folder after being edited. The server is a Windows 2008 R2 fully patched. The scenario is ...
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No-password file share still requires login

I'm using a Windows 2008 R2 Server (Workgroup) as file sharing server. Even though Everyone has full control (both Share permissions and NTFS permission) to the folder and Password protected sharing ...
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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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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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How do I know which shared folders file have moved under windows server 2008?

I have Windows 2008 domain controller. I also use this server for users' shared folders. I'd like to know the users shared folder files movement on the server side. For example, when someone moves ...
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How do I mount sshfs at boot?

Using a NAS box as 24/7 file server, I'd like to use sshfs to connect to it from an Ubuntu 9.04 desktop. Currently, I have this line in the desktop's fstab: sshfs#jldugger@storage:/mnt/HD_a2/ ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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System Error 1240 mounting network share on Server 2008

I want to share a folder from a standalone Server 2012 system on a private LAN that other servers can access without authentication. There is no domain/AD in my environment. This is usually a simple ...
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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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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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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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What does NT_STATUS_BAD_NETWORK_NAME mean in Samba?

I set up a share like this: [global] security = user map to guest = Bad Password usershare allow guests = yes [vms] comment = VirtualBox Virtual Machines path = ...
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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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premitted user cannot access file through UNC path

I was created a document and would like to share files through email, the file was located at windows 2012 file server, so I attached UNC hyperlink in email and distribute it to teammates. But my ...
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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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Mavericks permission issues with Windows Server deduplicated shares

We have a number of 10.9-10.9.3 - Mavericks - machines installed throughout our facility. Much of the user content is pulled from shares stored on our Windows Server 2012 fileservers with ...
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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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Files (belonging to an app) kept open by one particular user after he has closed (or killed) the app

I have a problem with one user of my network: whenever he runs an app from a network share (from a Windows Server 2012 R2, but this happened also before with a Windows Server 2008 R2) even after ...
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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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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 ...
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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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Exchange 2010 allows outside access to network files

One of our users discovered by accident he could access our network files from his smartphone while at home. No VPN needed. He was sent an email with an internal link to a network share on his ...
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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? ...