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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Samba force port

I have a file server Running Samba here at my company. Half of the computers are Macs and it is very slow to connect to Samba from OS X. But I found out that if I force connection through port 139 ...
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Permanently mount network share without the need for log on? (Windows)

On a Windows 2008 R2 Server (Standard) I need to have a network drive mounted without having a specific user to log on to the machine first. Sort of like an NFS mount via fstab on Unix machines. The ...
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How to use local accounts on samba machine

I have a linux system running samba which has an ethernet connection to a Windows 7 PC. After reading and trying a lot I got the following configuration: [myShare] path = /usr/share/mySystemUser/ ...
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PHP remote network location not appearing

I'm having some difficulty getting PHP (or more specifically, Python via PHP) to recognize an important network location. I'm trying to make a simple website which will allow users to easily execute ...
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If there a way to know the IP address of a machine when I use “\\” to access to?

I normally access to an organisation shared folder by typing \\someserver in Windows run command, Is there any method to know the IP address of the server that I am accessing to?
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File Lock on Windows Server

I have a shared excel file stored on a server that continually results in "This file is locked by "another user". Do you want to open as read-only?". This is on a Windows 2003 R2 Server and has had ...
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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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Network drive wont appear or allow anyone to use it

I have a Windows 2008 R2 server that has a drive in it called X: that I would like to use as a drive that everyone can access. However, I can't seem to get it to appear on anyone's computer. I can ...
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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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Network drives not mapping correctly with group policy

One of my clients is having random issues with the mapping of network drives. Users get mapped drives from group policy based on the security groups they are in. An example issue with one user: ...
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Samba public share - Windows keeps asking for password

I can't figure out how to properly configure these Samba shares. Really I can't understand what's wrong. I read many many articles here, on AskUbuntu forum, on LinuxQuestions and other forums and ...
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One domain user unable to browse network shares

We have an SBS 2003 server, with a Windows XP Professional (domain-joined) PC connecting from a remote site via VPN (LogMeIn Hamachi). One domain user account is unable to browse any shares on the ...
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Computers not showing up in each other's workgroup browser

I have set up a VPN network between my Windows 7 home computer and my remote Windows Server 2003. This all works fine, the computers can ping each other and I can also access the server's smb shares ...
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Server 2008 R2 - Disconnected Network Drive

I have a 2k8 R2 server. I cannot get the mapped network drive to stay connected even though it is located on the same server that is sharing the drive. For whatever reason it points to the share drive ...
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Netatalk — should every client connect through a separate account?

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 server running Netatalk 3.1.7. It's serving files to 3-4 other computers running a mixture of OSX Yosemite and Windows 7 (the latter connects via Samba rather than Netatalk). ...
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Domain shared folder with user restricted subfolders

I have a domain running on a virtual windows server 2012 R2. Another virtual servers hosts our file server. To that end I need a shared folder accessible by all domain users. No problem there. However ...
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how to get the full path of a of an open file

I have script that runs on a Windows server to perform operations on certain files. The script often fails because various users (even myself) have open file shares on the server that they've ...
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How to deny access on files to several groups easily?

Currently I'm working with permissions on files on the network with Windows Server 2012 Active Directory as follows: I set up one domain controller, on the domain controller I create users and groups. ...
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Allow shared folder access only to specific clients

I am kind of new to networking and I am trying to resolve the following situation. I tried to find a solution but I couldn't find anything proper that suits my needs. Maybe anyone here could give some ...
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accessing share from windows 2008 r2

I have a strange issue on one of our Windows 2008 R2 Enterprise machines. We have a one tree AD forest with a root domain and several child domains. In child domain A we have a share that is set up so ...
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How to Unshare a Windows 7 Machine?

I have a Windows 7 Enterprise machine on one domain which is visible from a different domain and a different user, even though I disabled sharing. At one point in time, the Windows 7 machine had the ...
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Server mysteriously stopped allowing access via shares

We have a single standalone 2008 R2 server, running on ESXi 5.5, that provides file shares to clients. Last night it mysteriously stopped allowing inbound share access. I'm assuming it was ...
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Slow shared folder refresh on windows 7

When I create a new folder in a shared folder under Windows Server 2012 sometimes i can not see new folder by windows 7 clients. Also with some refresh I still can not see new folders. After some ...
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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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How to work with batch script dialog?

I am working on a batch script to remap a network drive in windows xp. I have found it to work out well for the most part with: net use G: /delete net use G: \\file\share However, if there are any ...
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Unable to schedule task to copy across network

I remote access into a server running windows 2008 with my login from active directory. I wrote a BAT file to copy from a different sharefolder to backup files to this server. Running the BAT file ...
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Scheduled task not running BAT file [duplicate]

I have a windows server that I created a BAT file that basically goes into a network sharefolder and copies a file to a different location. When I run the BAT file manually it works perfectly. When I ...
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NTFS permissions to list folders but not show whats inside

Im setting up a backup's shared folder where every user will have its own folder, i want to be able to list all the users folders but only allow each user to work inside his own folder i.e.: Backups ...
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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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Can't access a shared folder using credentials

We have a server with Windows Server 2008 Standard installed. We added users and user groups in order for other computers to have access to specific shared folders and files. Obviously, we've set some ...
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How to determine if a SMB Client has established a Signed SMB communication from my Windows Server 2012?

Is there a way to find from my Windows 2012 Server if the client has established a signed communication ? Net Session gives the basic details but does not say anything about signing. C:\>net ...
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Group Policy Caching for Folder Redirection

I recently set up a new file share on a new server for Folder Redirection for a subset of our users. I robocopied the files, applied the policy last week, replacing the old policy, tested with a few ...
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Excel cannot see Windows mapped drive when running under a service

I have an application that runs as a service. This application allows the user to connect and starts a subprocess under the user's windows account. In other words, mydomain\john connects to the ...
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Can ping but not connect to Samba

I have installed Samba on my machine (192.168.178.50) and altered /etc/samba/smb.conf to add a share: [vs] comment = Visual Studio path = /home/mrt/Dokumente/vs/ browseable = yes read only = no ...
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Connect to encrypted Windows 2012 samba share on Linux

I have a Windows 2012 samba share set up. When I right click on the share, go to properties, then settings, I have the box checked marked "Encrypt data access" When this box is checked, I cannot ...
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Windows Server 2012 VM can't access other 2012 servers

I have a new Windows Server 2012 DataCenter running on VMWare ESXi 5.1 that can't access shared folders on any other Windows Server 2012. However, this server can ping the servers by hostname and RDP ...
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How to force a refresh of cached permissions without a restart

We've recently started going through shares replacing named permissions with AD groups (i.e. so that when updating permissions we don't need to worry about the time taken or risks involved in updating ...
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DirectAccess clients cannot browse network shares but can access them via mapped drive

OK, this is my first Microsoft DirectAccess deployment, so maybe I'm just lost in translation. I have Windows 8.1 clients connecting to a 2012 R2 multisite DirectAccess setup (2 DA servers for global ...
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Unable to access a windows share using UNC path

I'm trying to understand why my application running as a windows service as Local System account cannot access a shared folder on another PC using a UNC path. Yet the same application can access a ...
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Windows LocalSystem vs. System

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/510170/the-difference-between-the-local-system-account-and-the-network-service-accou tells: Local System : Completely trusted account, moreso than the ...
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Is it possible to block shares on a Terminal Server Session?

So i have the following issue. I want to have a very restricted Terminal Server in a domain where a user can log on using RDP and only view certain files (on local TS drive). Its very important that ...
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Can I share the scanner functionality of a multifunction printer over a network running CUPS print server?

I have a Debian box running cups on which I share out my laser printer to all the other machines in my home network. I am in the market for an upgrade to a color laser multifunction (print/scan/fax) ...
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Accessing a Windows network folder from the internet

I want to access a network folder on my Windows Server 2012 (which runs in a datacenter and has its own external IP) from the internet. I can access the folder from the local network (using the ...
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Has March 2015 Patch Tuesday broken 2003 shares?

We have several Windows Server 2003 boxes, and over night, they had their automatic updates installed. This morning, users cannot access shares they were previously able to, and are prompted for ...
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Group policy to disable auto-disconnect

Several drives mapped via GPO keep on disconnecting. After some googeling I found the feature (more like a bug in my network...) that auto-disconnects active shares after 15 minutes. I realize that ...
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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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Finding out if shares are made available offline in Windows 7 by default without corrupting the offline files cache?

We have some rather large shares that people connect to at work, and it would be best if these shares did not even attempt to synchronize into the local Windows 7 offline files folder. How does one ...
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Sharing a Windows network share via another server

Here is what I am trying to achieve: Server A -------> Server B\Share ------> Server C\Share I would like to share a Windows network share exposed on server C by creating a "bridge" Windows ...
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Network services abruptly stop working on win server 2k8

One of our windows servers has started acting up. All network services from roles on the server just stop working all of a sudden, untill the server is restarted. the issue occurs every other week or ...
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Connect DOS 6.22 Client to Wireless router USB Shared Drive

We have a DOS 6.22 client OS currently configured as NETBEUI. We would like to know if there are any wireless routers with a USB shared port for sharing files, that will allow a DOS 6.22 client to ...