A shared resource or network share is a device or piece of information on a computer that can be remotely accessed from another computer, typically via a local area network or an enterprise Intranet, transparently as if it were a resource in the local machine.

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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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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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Are department-wide shares a bad idea?

Let's say an organization has a department with 10-15 users who sometimes need to share files between each other. They currently have an open share, where anyone read read / write to the share. If ...
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Windows 8 mount Samba share so it can be indexed [closed]

I just got myself a Windows 8.1 tablet and I'm trying to connect it to my network share to get access to my music library, but the music app in Win8 says it can't be indexed. My server is running ...
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How do I remove login credentials for a network location in Win7?

I just tried to access a folder like so: \\somecomputeronmynetwork\somelocation$ When going to this location I'm prompted for a user name and password. I put one in, and it let me in fine. Now I ...
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Access network share without mapping drive letter (PowerShell)

I want to access a remote SMB network share \\SHARE-HOST\ without mapping a drive letter. I can manually do it in windows by typing \\SHARE-HOST\Share_folder\ in explorer. If I want to do it ...
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Why is a windows file share not accessible intermittently?

Setup: Computer A has a file share called "ABC" with full control for a specific user X in the given domain. OS on all machines: Windows Server 2008 R2 with no antivirus software A service running on ...
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Ideas on replacing Win network shares with something more universally accessed/synced?

I run a Windows workgroup environment of around 25 PCs (plus a couple Androids and a Mac), with files stored on Windows server network shares, mounted as drives. We work with lots of large complex ...
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Access a share on a server using another servername

We've recently moved to a new office, and merged our network with a bigger one (Trust between our domains), and now we are using the storage box of the bigger network. This poses a problem for me: My ...
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Contents of network share is not up to date or current on Windows 2008R2 terminal server

I have a 2008R2 sp1 server, fully patched, that hosts some shares under the directory e:\shares Under that directory I have other shares, such as "Andy" that is shared out for everyone full control, ...
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Windows 2008R2 server W7 client slow share access

we run homogenous network based on Windows SBS (2008R2) server and W7 as clients. Today, the network start to act weird. From some of the computers (it seems that only from those who have been turned ...
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Cannot make TCP Connection with OpenVPN Server

Client OpenVPN assigned IP: 10.8.0.2 ↓ TCP on 1194 Internet ↓ Router port-forwards 1194 to server- Public IP 104.162.67.198 ↓ Server LAN IP: 10.8.0.1 I think the above is what I am trying ...
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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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List mapped zombie drives in powershell

I'm writing a little powershell script for some basic logs that have to be generated. Right now I'm stuck with logging mapped network drives: $colDrives = Get-WmiObject Win32_MappedLogicalDisk ...
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Windows firewall blocking network shares through VPN server

I have a VPN server in front of a 172.16.0.0/24 network. On my client side is a 192.168.1.0/24 network. I am able to successfully VPN in to the server network from the client, and I am trying to ...
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Speed of a dedicated NAS device vs Windows Server fileshare

I work in a smallish company - about five people in the office, with another fifteen or so scattered around the country accessing network files via VPN. We don't worry too much about quotas or things ...
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Is it possible to create network shares with multiple DHCP servers running on the same network? [migrated]

I am planning on installing Fedora and using Amahi as a Media Server/NAS in my house. I currently have a network with 2 wireless routers, one acts as the DHCP server and the other is just an AP. The ...
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When an Excel file is locked on a network share, how does it know who locked the file?

We are using Excel 2010 and sometimes users are working from a network share. When a user on the network opens the file in Excel, the file is locked for editing - this is the expected behavior. When ...
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Windows could not reconnect all network drives

OK, before you get all "OFF TO SUPERUSER WITH YOUR ISSUE!", they specifically state in their Help pages: "NOT about issues specific to corporate IT support and networks", and since this is a corporate ...
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Accessing an MS access db from multiple WAN locations

I'm after some ideas on how best to provide a solution that one of my customers requires. They have a legacy system which they use as a type of Customer Relationship Manager. Its essentially an MS ...
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Reading files on network share from a Windows service (app over tomcat as service)

I have a webapp over tomcat6, which is installed as a service in a WinServer (2008 or 2003r2, don't know for sure, people haven't let me put a hand over it so far). The Tomcat service runs with a ...
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Cannot Access file server via IP Address but it can be accessed by its hostname

i have shared a folder in windows server 2003. while accessing that server via \server-ip-address from another server (windows 2003) i am getting an error saying "You might not have permission to use ...
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Enabling the URL of a folder connected via symlink

Scenario Description: In my workplace we have a DomainController and use TerminalServices. There are different types of servers running on the DC (e.g. webapi , app). The dev guys developing the API ...
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NET USE - How to get list of all shares (elevated, non-elevated)

The command: NET USE Will display open connections by any process of current user. But, if command prompt (cmd.exe, or any shell) is non-elevated, it would display only connections opened by ...
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how to use public ip in my private network [migrated]

I'm trying to use public IP address in my private network. In a short, how to set public IP, which is different to endpoint IP of my private network, to my server in my private network? Is other ...
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My Network place can't open each workgroup using WINS Server and NAT

I have two Network with NAT or router is another stand alone server and with WINS server (windows Server 2003), bellow my network scope network 1 : 192.168.0.0/24 network 2 : 192.168.88.0/24 All ...
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Setup network between 2 computers connected using wifi [closed]

In my office I have a WiFi Router that allows 2 computers to connect to Internet. I have 2 questions - How can I create a network between these 2 computers for file sharing? Can I access SQL server ...
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SMB Latency Issue with Multiple Users

We have a program that works by being shared over the network as a normal Windows Mapped Drive. You run the program from the mapped drive and it stores its files in flat file databases in that mapped ...
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Can Onedrive be linked to a server based home directory?

At the school I work at we currently give every user a mapped drive to their home folder on the file server, all controlled through Active Directory. We also have a heap of users using iPads, which ...
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Can't reach shared folder from VM over VPN

My network knowledge is a bit lacking so I'm looking for some help on why we can't access a shared folder. We have a Windows 8 VM on a Mac host that is sharing a folder that we want accessible from ...
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Desktop Shortcut to network drive using group policy

I am looking to create a desktop shortcut to a network drive. We are on a domain, so I am looking to do this via group policy. I would like the shortcut to be placed on the users desktop and be to the ...
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VPN not showing computers in network, but can use UNC path

I have recently set up a Windows Server 2008 R2 with Routing and Remote Access for VPN access to our internal network from a remote location. I am able to connect with domain credentials, and group ...
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Windows server private shared folders

What is the best practice for sharing private home folders with the users (Windows Fileserver with AD)? I was asked this question today after someone watched this video, and it got me thinking.. ...
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Which match takes precedence when exporting an NFS share?

Say you're exporting an NFS share using IP addresses and netmasks to give different machines different permissions: [/etc/exports] /media/shared 192.168.0.64/26(rw,[...]) 192.168.0.0/24(ro,[...]) ...
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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 Server Network Shares - Non-domain users have access

I have a server with Windows Server 2012 R2. I have a drive that I want to share with the "Domain Users" group. I have set that drive to share only with that group. From a different computer that is ...
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AFP Share Mounting Issues

I have setup some AFP shares on our bespoke NAS system running FreeNas but seem to be encountering some issues. All the permissions are the same and the shares setup exactly the same way. I have 4 ...
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windows 8 taking long time to open Mac server share [closed]

I have a machine running windows 8 on a Mac server environment. When mounting or accessing a small/empty shared folder on the network the computer connects fine. When accessing another shared folder ...
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Linking to network shares from Sharepoint pages

So the place I work decided to set up a Microsoft Sharepoint 2010 server for task management and I (as the lowly entry-level intern) have been tasked with "figuring it out." One thing that the end ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 can't connect to shares using FQHN or IP - System Error 64

I have a server that can't connect to shares using FQHN or IP. I can ping other servers by IP and FQHN. I have rebooted the server and still no luck. The error is: System error 64 has occurred. ...
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Replacing folder redirection with work folders

I am currently building a lab to get familiar with Microsoft's new "Work Folder" feature. I am looking for a way to abandon folder redirection and offline files. So far I have one Windows 7 client ...
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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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Mac clients accessing a Windows NTFS share resetting permissions at deeper folder levels. Why?

Here's the setup: Windows 2008 server c:\share folder with the following permissions (read, read/write are not important at this point, I don't think): User1 User2 c:\share\add_user3 folder with ...
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Diagnosing permission problems with Cobian Backup to network share

I'm running the latest Cobian 11. I have a Synology DS412 NAS. All of my machines (Mac and Windows) access this just fine when I'm logged in and I browse to it manually. I have Cobian installed as a ...
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Disable windows file shares without losing share config

Background We're currently upgrading an old app from running on Windows Server 2003 to running it on Windows Server 2012. Users and other systems communicate with this system via HTTP (i.e. users ...
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Cannot access Windows file share over Kerio VPN

My setup 1 Domain controller OS: Server 2012 (also file server 1) 1 File server OS: Server 2012 (file server 2) My problem When domain users (laptops authenticated via Kerio VPN) try to access ...
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Access internal network via VPN

I'm quite the newbie when it comes to network admin, so please excuse my ignorance! I have what seems to be a fairly simple-to-solve problem (so I hope!) Inside my company, we run a Synology Server ...
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EFS - how to disallow encrypted files on network share?

I have two servers, both on domain, both Windows Server 2008 R2, to my eye almost identically configured. Server1 allows to copy encrypted files to his network shares, Server2 gives error when trying ...
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Mac OS X machines - VERY slow access to Windows shares

I have a handful of mac boxes accessing a share from a remote Windows Server 2003 box over a site-to-site VPN. They are connecting to the share using cifs, authenticating with AD credentials, and ...
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cannot access standalone Win8.1 workstation share

I am setting up 2 Windows8.1 Enterprise workstations on a domain network, one is already joined to the domain, one is not yet joined (stand-alone). I need to browse the workstations' C: drive from ...