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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Network sharing on Server 2008 asking for login

I've shared a folder on the root of the C drive and given everyone read access, just as a test. In network sharing center I've disabled password protected sharing. Whenever I browse to this server ...
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centos7 samba share isn't listed in win7 “Network group”, but is accessible directly as //hostname

I've migrated my home NAS from Ubuntu 14.04 into Centos7. My clients are windows 7 laptops. I can no longer see the samba shares in windows explorer's Network "group" in the left-side listing. I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Choosing online free drive storage (for sharing spreadsheets) [closed]

I'm considering using some free web file space hosting service. Do you have any experience with them? I would particularly like to share Excel files, so people will be able to work on them ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How can I get a list of shared directories on local Windows server?

If I have a Windows server (typically 2000, 2003 or 2008), is there a simple way to list all local directories shared on that server? I can find the shares themselves easily enough, but I would love ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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Deduplication Savings contradicts Size on disk delta

We have recently migrated to a new Windows 2012 R2 main file server. I decided to take advantage of the built in dedupe on our 20TB of shared files. It works extremely well (we went for a 120TB ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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:// ...