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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How do I allow pass through access to a new shared drive on a Windows Server 2008 R2 box?

I am trying to allow access to a shared drive on our server (running windows server 2008 R2) so that users (running windows 7) can access the files on it. However, whenever they try to connect, it ...
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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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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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Very slow network copy from windows 7 to windows 2008 r2 server

I am having an issue where users have started to experience very slow transfer speeds both to and from my Dell server. When I say started, the only thing that has changed is that as of Sunday, we ...
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Point to point connection not using full bandwith

Here's my network: [A]<------20 Mbit point to point ---------->[B]<-------20 Mbit point to point-------------->[C] At [A] there's a switch, at [C] there's another switch, while at [B] there's ...
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How to find out file path of file on a network share drive?

I am using a small .NET application which integrates a file into another application, however, I keep getting the following error in EventViewer (part of the .NET application): "The specified path, ...
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Some Windows 7 PCs don't show Previous Versions of folders stored on Samba server. Others do just fine

I recently set up a Debian 7 file server using Samba to share files with our Windows PCs. I installed and configured snapshots and set it up so Windows clients can right click a shared folder on the ...
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Why is server share selectively non-writeable?

A Win2008R2 server ServS which serves a network share tools with share permissions Everyone/Read and appuser/Modify. On another Win2008R2 server ServApp, I open an rdp session with myaccount. I open ...
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The Name Limit for the Local Computer Network Adapter Was Exceeded

I am facing issue with my windows server 2008r2 sp1 that every two or three days later i am unable to access active directory tools,symantec endpoint protection manager and stop file and printing ...
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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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Network drive map through GPO not working on Windows 2012 (Neither via logon script nor drive maps)

Although I though this would be easy I am unable to automatically connect to a network drive via GPO. I tried through a batch file on (User Configuration / Policies / Windows Settings / Script / ...
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Can't Access Network Drives through VPN

My issue is that when I'm outside the office I can't access any of my network drives. I can't UNC to them, through the FQDN or IP address. For example, domain.local\folder, or 172.26.6.2\d$. ...
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Connecting to a share on a domain machine from a non-domain machine

We have a domain controller server and a web server. The web server is a member of the domain. There are shares on both servers. I can access the shares on both server from my office based ...
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is possible to set up a PXE Server on VMWare Server [closed]

I would like to boot up my VMs through the network, and I have a couple of questions: - is it possible to install an OS on one particular VM and booting up some other VM with no OS installed in order ...
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Apache service has no access to network drive

Im trying to get a xampp installation running. In my httpd.conf i use the following DocumentRoot setting: DocumentRoot //DiskStation/Work/htdocs If i now start the apache service i'll get the ...
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How do Share permissions and Security permissions cooperate with each other for network shares?

Background In the past few weeks I was trying to modify the Active Directory and User Group setting in our company. However, due to the lack of the proper documentation, after making the changes ...
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Files (belonging to an app) kept open by one particular user after he has closed (or killed) the app

I have a problem with one user of my network: whenever he runs an app from a network share (from a Windows Server 2012 R2, but this happened also before with a Windows Server 2008 R2) even after ...
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How Do I Limit the Number of Simultaneous Connections to a Network Share?

Is there some mechanism to actively refuse connections to a network share in a Windows domain environment by using some predefined conditions on the server that hosts the share (if possible)? Let's ...
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equallogic as direct network drive

at work we have an equallogic which currently does nothing. I know how to create volumes and configure the equallogic. But I am wondering if it is possible to use it as a direct network drive via ...
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how to prevent other computers from seeing our network computers through vpn

We have a local office domain consisting of Windows 7 and XP machines that is running on Windows Server 2008 R2. We also have users that connect via VPN into our network. My concern is that when a ...
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Samba 4 vs MS Office - Error accessing the file for saving, open and read works

Description I am struggling with a rather old (well-known) issue using the latest samba 4 suite. The MS Office 2010 products refuse to save a new (or modified) file on the samba share and display a ...
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Auto-authenticate to a domain network share

Hoping one of you can help me out with a network share issue I'm having. I have a domain and three servers and NAS on it. The NAS has a network share that is password protected and uses Active ...
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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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Unable to Write to C: (system drive) from a network resource on Windows 8.1

I have a problem with copying from a network drive to the root of the C drive or to "program files(x64)" or to directly under "\Users" directly from the network. Here's the error I'm getting: "X:\ is ...
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Simple, decentralized, automatically synced, local cached file share for linux server

I wonder if someone could recommend me some solution to sharing files between a small amount of linux VPS (virtual private servers). Basically I have a bunch of linux VPS to manage, and I want to ...
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Can't access shared space FROM Windows Server 2012 VM without User and Password prompt

I am trying to set up an FTP server on my Windows Server 2012 VM, that would access a network path on my host machine (Windows 8.1 Pro). I can access this network path from a Windows 7 VM without ...
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Tomcat cant access network drives on Windows

I have Tomcat 8 installed as a service on Windows Server 2012. The problem is that Tomcat can't access network drives. The tomcat manager shows that it is logged on as Local System Account. I've ...
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Image Sharing File Server on Windows Storage Spaces.

I am working on Windows Storage Spaces File server, but I ran into this strange situation when transfer to client systems is aroung 300kb/s. There are two SS servers on the network - the other one is ...
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Migrating Shared Storage to NAS

I currently have a Windows 2008 R2 DC that is also serving as a file server for shares on the network. I've been tasked with spinning up a NAS and migrating the shares to the NAS. The NAS that I'll ...
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How to re-enable drive based sharing? (\\hostname\e$)

I have a drive on a remote machine that I want to share at the root (E:) so that I can just connect via the run prompt using \\<hostname>\e$\, however, when I share the drive with “Everyone” and ...
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How to give computer account access to EMC VNX CIFS share?

I have a web application that runs using the NETWORK SERVICE account and which has a Virtual Directory to a shared folder (containing images) on an EMC VNX NAS/SAN Unified Storage file server. I ...
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SharePoint OneDrive & CIFS

I'm working on a project that includes moving users away from their network shared folder to SharePoint. Is there any option to have a user's SharePoint OneDrive cloud space live inside their existing ...
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Windows 2K8 R2 in AD environment not allowing SMB connections

I've got 2 Windows2k8R2 VMs. One is the domain controller, the other one is a TS server. Both have network discovery and file sharing enabled. Currently the TS server is not allowing any SMB ...
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Robocopy Ext USB HD to Server 2008

I tried copying data from an external usb drive to my W2008 server, g:\parent_directory d:\server_shared\parent_directory. Unfortunately, I picked the "copyall" paramenter which copies over D=Data, ...
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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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IIS 7 Access Network drive with credentials

I have an IIS 7 server with a PHP application running on it. This application needs to be able to connect to a network drive that has username and password required. This drive is connected at log ...
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Event logs saved on network share

I'm currently working on a project and having problems with saving event logs where i specify them. My problem is i want to have them saved on our file-server in a specified folder, however they wont ...
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Access denied for user who has full access to some files in their own folder

I have a very similar case as this user: Access denied on some files on Win2008R2 DC share This is on a windows 2008 R2. The user has Win7 pro. The user has their own home folder on the server. ...
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NAS device for distributed team [closed]

We are a distributed team spread across 5 locations. We have a shared drive (1 TB data) at our former location that we are currently accessing via Hamachi VPN. Our shared drive is a network folder on ...
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Accessing Network Share from Machine

My coworker and I are attempting to setup a two node "cluster" in which each node needs to access a file on the first node. To make this simple (it's a dev environment), he created a network share in ...
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Proper set up shared folders for users

First I would like to say thanks for helping, and I have huge problem with proper set up permission for shared folders. I have Windows 7 x64 ent. - name: backupfb - added to domain with shared ...
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Server 2008 R2 .Net 4 Programs running from Network share won't work

we have several .Net Apps stored on a Network share on our old Server (Windows Server 2003). These Apps get called by Windows 7 32bit Clients and work perfectly fine. We recently wanted to upgrade ...
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Server unable to browse shares on itself

Having a rather weird issue with our 2008 Domain Controller When on the server itself and attempting to browse via explorer to \\server or \\192.168.1.1 we get an error message saying : "\\SERVER is ...
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Is it a bad idea to allow shared file access through an external IP?

I work for a Social Welfare Center, which consists of 5 institutions, located many kilometers away from each other. 4 of them are effectively connected to a LAN, but one has no access, and I am ...
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Getting Error ID 4625 when one service tries to access a shared path on another machine

I'm kind of a n00b when it comes to dealing with Server issues, so I need some help. Setup: I have a scenario where there are two machines involved, both of which are using Windows Server 2008 ...
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sshfs mounts from command line but not through fstab

I'm able to mount an sshfs network share from the command line (using Ubuntu 14.04), like this: sshfs server-name:/usr/local/things /home/myname/stuff but I can't make it persistent using fstab. ...
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Give internal access to external client

I am newbie in the networking issues. I got a question for which I don’t know how to solve. I have my internal network that has a fixed IP (only accessed by VPN) and I have a server where I put some ...
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Changing net use timeout

I have a script that runs against remote sites to map a drive and work with a file. I use Test-Connection to make sure the remote server is alive, then attempt to map the location needed with net use. ...
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is scheduled backup via standard windows backup gui supported over network?

OS Windows server 2008 Standard [note: this is not R2] Plot we are trying to switch from usb attached backups to over the network backup Issues: When i use the standard Windows backup GUI and ...