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What is the mrxdav.sys file and what file system is it used for?

I'm looking to know more about the mrxdav.sys file on Windows machines, and what is the difference between it and ntfs.sys, cdfs.sys or fat.sys?
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Long delays in local server folder acess - Server 2003

I have a 2003 server which is acting as file server, with a 2-disk 1 TB RAID-1 (software RAID, unfortunately). This has been working fine. Recently it occured that from time to time, when trying to ...
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How to create hotfolder solution

So, I recently got a request to come up with the following solution. I'm sure there's a bunch of ways to do this, including writing a custom script, but I wanted to know the best recommended way to ...
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How can I identify the process(es) which are locking files on servers?

I'm currently investigating a problem with my company's build server; roughly 1/10 of the builds fail due to a file being locked. It's a Windows 2003 virtual server running on top of VMWare. The ...
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Application server experiencing filesystem problems

We have a Java Application server installed on our client's test server. Within application server, a number of threads access the filesystem in a number of ways. The application servers are started ...
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1answer
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DFS-R pre-populated target folders STILL overwrite. How to avoid that?

I have 2 servers that I'm testing with, before I do this in live environment. Server 2003 R2, fully patched. I have 20 gig of data on server1 and I want to replicate that to a folder on server2. If ...
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Large temp files created in Windows Server 2003 temp folder

I'm managing a Windows Server 2003. A couple of times the server has crashed with error message saying that the C: drive is full. After searching folders to free up space, I found that lot of temp ...
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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 ...
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Disk fragmentation when dealing with many small files

On a daily basis we generate about 3.4 Million small jpeg files. We also delete about 3.4 Million 90 day old images. To date, we've dealt with this content by storing the images in a hierarchical ...
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Alternative to robocopy /MIR

We run a number of web apps that store a lot of local data in small xml files. One part of our backup / recovery strategy is to produce a local mirror of the file system via a VPN to the hosting ...
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Is there a performance penalty for having too many files in a windows folder

On a windows OS (Server 2003, XP, Vista, Win7 etc.), is there a performance penalty for having too many files in a single folder? Will a folder scan become slower (when viewing the folder in ...
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Could MFT fragmentation be a problem on my busy file server?

Windows Server 2003 SP2 LUN mounted from SAN Millions of small files across hundreds of thousands of directories (100GB total) NTFS with 4k cluster size While doing the initial file crawl for backups ...
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How to tell what computer has a file open on a network share?

Environment: Windows XP sp3, Windows 2003 server Problem: We have several dozen kiosk machines each with the same logon name who occasionally and briefly a file on a share. The rate is several ...
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2answers
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How can I deliberately fragment specific files? (NTFS)

This may have been asked but... I'm trying to profile the impact of file fragmentation on one of our business applications. What's the easiest and cleanest way to cause a 20GB file to fragment into ...
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How can I audit a file to see who deleted it?

So on one of our servers we have a file that keeps mysteriously getting deleted. What I'd like to do is have a program watch this file and let me know when/how/by whom it gets deleted. We have a ...
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1answer
807 views

Recovery of Windows DFS partion with shadow copy versioned files when overwritten with older modified date?

I've noticed the following "bug" on a DFS volume with shadow copies: Pretend you have the following folders/files under shadow copy versioning, going back two weeks. MyDirectory+ MyFile - Modified ...
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4answers
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Windows file server performance tuning

I seek your opinion and tips/suggestions in optimizing the performance of a new Windows file server I'm building. I've inherited a Dell NF500 storage server (basically Dell 2950 with Windows 2k3 ...
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681 views

number of files in a folder [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the maximum number of files (or folders) that can be stored in a single folder? Where can I find specification on how many files are allowed in a folder in a ...
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How do I determine the number of changes made on a given hard disk?

In Windows how do I determine how many bytes have changed on a given Hard Disk??? I don't just mean how many files changed and the sizes of those changes. I mean given a period of time, say 1 hour, ...
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3answers
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How to quickly count the number of files in a folder?

On a Windows 2003 Server I have an application that processes requests and stores them in a folder as a queue where a second process comes and processes these stored requests. However at times the ...
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Network File Synchronization Tools

We need to keep a set of files on multiple servers synchronized. This seems like a simple problem, but I'm not a full-time system administrator, and while I've found a simple solution, it's not very ...