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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“Device not ready” on a network share in Windows 7

I have two computers C1 and C2 runing Windows 7 and both of them are members in a domain. On C1 I have an USB hard-disk which I shared for the users U1 and U2 giving them Read-Only permissions on the ...
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How do I rename the server that offline folders are referencing?

Several users are using offline folders to refer to a server we want to decommission... actually the server is already offline and people have pending updates to this share. What is the best way to ...
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I can connect to Samba server but cannot access shares.

I'm having trouble getting samba sharing working to access shares. I have setup a stand-alone box running Fedora 16 to use as a file-sharing and web development server. It needs to be able to share ...
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Speeding Up Search On Ubuntu File Server Accessed Through Windows

I run an Ubuntu box as a media server, which I use to either share files (copy and paste off of the network drive), or stream to my computer (which runs Win7), or to my xbox. I have a lot of files on ...
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How to mount Windows Vista file share to remote headless Linux Centos 5.8 system?

I am trying to set up a network file share system such that a headless supercomputer running linux (CentOS 5.8) can access computer simulation files stored on a Windows Vista machine. I have found ...
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Windows 7 “Home Group” on a work PC with only one NIC

I am a Domain Admin and am trying to support BYOD with computers that will also be domain connected. The problem is that once I domain join a PC, the "zone" changes to "domain", while Homegroups ...
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SBS2011 Standard Shares not showing up to date shared files for Server 2008 on same network

I have a SBS2011 Standard server with a number of files shares in place. On my Server 2008 R2 database server, I am connecting to \SBS2011-Server\IT\Installers\SomeFolder. I can see two files in that ...
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A user in multiple user groups not receiving correct permissons

A little intro: I'm not a server admin, but I do some tech support for a small software company whose product requires users to have full control permissions to a mapped drive on the server in order ...
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Does this exist? Create virtual file shares with arbitrary folders

I'd like to be able to advertise shares to the network that are in some sense virtual, in that they don't correspond directly to physical folders on a filesystem. The application would be to offer a ...
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Starting a branch office on the other side of the world

Going to cut right to the point on this question, as I'm after as diverse range of solutions as possible so don't want to effect any opinions with the question too much. Client is a UK based company....
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Server 2008 r2 NO DOMAIN workstation plain vanilla simple network SHARES fail to clients under odd circumstances

Basically I have the SAME problem as another user. I read his attempts to get a reply that made sense. But he seemed to get everything but what he asked for. I hope I have better luck. SETUP> 1: ...
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Server hardware access from PHP scripts in Apache over UNC network path

I have a Windows XP Pro server running Apache 2.2, which is configured with an Alias /p that points to a UNC network path (//server/projects). Apache runs under the user Apache, which (as part of some ...
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How can I run an application from a network share without prompting for Admin password?

I have a company internal application placed in a network shared folder on a Windows Server 2003 server. Users who need to access this folder have proper permissions in place and can list the ...
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How should I manage restructuring of server-based directory structure accessed by many clients?

I have been asked for input on the following problem. Some 100+ people are accessing files in a deep directory structure. The clients are all Windows XP. I'm not sure about the server side, but it's ...
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Mounting a Windows share as a folder with data persistance in Win7/XP

I was wondering if anyone had figured out a good way of mounting a network share (\\server\dir1\dir2) to a folder (say C:\folder1\folder2) in such a way that when the share is disconnected the data ...
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Error: “Currently no logon servers available” while connected via crossover and using built-in Admin

A "client" system and a "server" system are connected via crossover cable. The "client" is running Windows Server 2003, and the "server" is running Windows XP Pro SP3. The client and server ping ...
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LOGON script won't add first share

I have the following problem: When i run my LOGON_SCRIPT.vbs to add network shares to users of a specific group it skips the first one if the user is part of Kleinkunstig_Users (it will not add the ...
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Avoiding “file locked for reading” problems with Windows file shares

Our build environment pumps out the latest build onto a Windows file share in a predefined location. We get file lock problems when remote users open and maintain folders and files on that read-only ...
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osx fstab mounting windows share with wrong osx user

My fstab on the osx server is as follows: 192.168.9.99:/TST /Users/HMTS01/BACKUP cifs automated,username=TEST,password=TEST,uid=hmts01,gid=staff,file_mode=0700,dir_mode=0700 0 0 The windows share (...
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How to mount a windows administrative share on linux via SMB

I'm currently trying to mount a windows shared drive under linux. The machine is using windows 7 and by default it shares all windows drives if you login as an administrator. I've been able to login ...
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Shared folders Domain Controller not visible on Linux

I'm having a small problem with access to shared folders on a Domain Controller from Linux. Here is my setup: 1) Windows 2008 R2 SP1 - DC 2) Windows XP SP 3 3) Linux Debian 6 + Samba server + ...
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Detect if clients are connected to a network share

we're running samba and nfs servers on an Ubuntu LTS 04.10 machine. Is there a way detect on the server, whether any client is connected to one of the shares? The clients are Windows 7,Linux or OS X ...
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Synchronizing one directory to multiple sites.

I have server at head office. I want to sync a single folder between 60 sites. The folder is a few GBs in size. I have somewhat limit bandwidth speeds and would like to sync after hours as not to ...
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10 connections limit for share on XP [closed]

The scenario is as follows: Several users are working on local files ( each has its own file ). In the end all of them submit these files and they are copied into common shared folder. If this share ...
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UNC file shares - use domain name or computer?

If I have two server 2008 domain servers and was wondering what happens if I use the domain in the UNC path instead of the computer name? For example: \\myserver1\files\myfiles or \\myserver2\...
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Need prompt for credentials from computer outside domain in a domain network

I have a computer (Com1) which is connected to a network that is part of a domain (Dom1). On my Windows 2008 R2 server (Serv1), which is a part of the domain, I have a share called Program. The share ...
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Accessing a file share across an ocean (through a VPN)

I am in the process of setting up a log shipping scenario with two SQL Servers linked via VPN (Barracuda NG Firewall, for what it's worth). The VPN is using UDP and packet compression, so I don't have ...
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Windows - Accessing - Manipulating Administrator shares across windows servers \\computername\c$

Problem: \\computername\c$ returns "Network Name cannot be found" I tried using \\computername\c$ as well as well as with the FQDN \\computername.domain.company.com\c$ and the IP address too. net ...
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Sharing EFS encrypted

I have standalone, nodomain server. EFS is used on this server for one folder. How to share the encrypted folder? Users on the server are created locally. I tried to export the owner folder ...
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share folder on Win 2003 with XP machine not in the domain

We have 2003 Sever R2, a folder is shared with many win 7 machines in the domain, I want to share the folder with an xp machine that is not in the domain, When I open the folder from the xp machine, ...
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Accessing a windows shared folder from Linux?

I am trying to copy a (.html) file from a Windows XP Professional shared folder onto a server running Ubuntu Linux 10.04 LTS. As it's a shared folder the usual 'wget' doesn't seem to work. I suspect ...
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What is the best way to migrate to a new file share in a new domain?

I am looking to move a file share (100 GB or so) from one domain/server to a new domain and server. I would like to do this with little to no downtime and if possible I would like to be able to map ...
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Why does Public Folder share prompt for password even after I set “Turn off password protected sharing”

I have a fileserver on a WORKGROUP. I have turned on public folder sharing, file and printing sharing and set password protected sharing to off. When I try to share a subfolder of the public folder ...
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Can no longer access computer or network shares to my server from any other computers on the network [closed]

A funny thing happened this afternoon. After a restart of my home server (that I use as a testing environment for websites and as a backup for files on the other computers on the network) which is ...
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Server 2003 R2 can access remote shares but unable to access shares that are on local server

We have a bizarre problem. Suddenly some of our Server 2003 R2 boxes no longer are able to access shares if they are on the local machine, though they are able to access remote servers i.e. on server ...
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Persistent network share connection not working with runas

If I use runas /user:DOMAIN\user cmd.exe (using XP), previously mapped persistent network drives are considered unavailable. net use shows: Status Local Remote Network ---...
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Cannot connect two PCs connected to the same router

i have two PCs, on computer "A" i have published an asp.net web application using iis 7.5 on the local host, then i did the folloiwng :- 1. i connect computer A to one of the LAN ports on the router 2....
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AFP / Apple Filling Protocol aka Netatalk access over Internet

I got a simple cloud server and thought it would be nice to have mac native afp Volumes accesss. Installed Netatalk and this seems to work pretty nice. No sensitive data or something but I don't ...
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Windows Server doesn't connect to a network share

Windows Server doesn't connect to a network share. Network share is working. Blockquote Pinging 109.123.146.223 with 32 bytes of data: Reply from 109.123.146.223: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=63 ...
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How to masked network directory with Active Directory & IIS7

Departments within our organization have file directories on our IIS7 2008 R2 server similar to \\apollo\marketing.oems, which are outward facing for clients. We would like to create masked ...
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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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403 Forbidden serving static files from VirtualBox shared folder with nginx (Ubuntu 10.04LTS guest, Windows 7 host)

I'm working on a local development VM and trying to test serving my site with gunicorn and nginx as a reverse proxy for static resources only. The site loads minus static resources with user nginx; ...
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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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Unauthorized access to Default Shares on a server

Facts: We are running a Windows 2003 AD environment. I have a server 2003 R2 with it's default admin shares: C$ and D$ Both these shares only have : sharing as Default Share, while Permissions can't ...
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Symbolic linking of client (Mac) directory to server (Linux) directory

How can I link a directory on a Mac to a remote directory on a Linux server? The Linux server has Samba and SSH available, and I can add other services if necessary
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Use NAS or Virtualized Server to Serve Files

We are planning to set up 3 VMware nodes and move our infrastructure from physical servers to virtual machines. I haven't decided which NAS to get yet, but I know I need to get one that supports iSCSI ...
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Backup SQL Server over Network share

I have a SQL 08 Standard box that I would like to use a Maintenance Plan to backup a database over a network share? Is this possible as the GUI won't let me do that? It tells me it can't find the path....
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Re-label Windows Volumes to get round re-creating all shares

I am in the process of migrating all the data from one (1 TB) volume (not C:) on an AD server to a new 4 TB one. I have copied all the data including the FolderRedirection and Profile stuff as well as ...
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How to manage data sharing in a little Intranet on Windows

I should set up a network for a little enterprise. The requirements can be summarized as follows: All the "business" softwares have to be stored in a single computer (let's call it "the server"). ...
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Folder In Use error

I have an end user that has trouble moving folders within a Windows Server 2008 network share. They receive an error most of the time as per the screenshot, then only a few seconds later they will ...