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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Trying To Redirect A Share From One Server To A Share On A Different Server

I have a Windows 2008R2 File Server that has multiple shares. What I would like to do is in some way redirect some (not all), of the shares to a different file location. For some of the shares, the ...
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Mapped drive in widows and delta updates

Can someone help me confirm that a modification to a file in a mapped drive in windows would only update the delta and not copy the entire file across the network. not sure how to identify how it ...
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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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Windows: View other network shares without sharing anything myself [closed]

Using windows, I would like to be able to browse computers and their shares on the network, without publishing any shares, administrative shares, and not even having my computer listed in the ...
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Recursively obtain a list of all permissions on Windows file shares

I have been assigned a task as the new guy on the IT team at where I work to list and document all the assigned permissions for every single directory in the entire directory tree of the file shares ...
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Using a single APC UPS via network switch to gracefully shutdown many servers

Here is my situation. I have 10 Dell servers in my rack with 8 1500VA battery backups. I would like to take 1 of those battery backups and connect it to my network switch and use a software solution ...
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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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Can connect to share on windows server, but access is denied

I can connect to a share on a 2k3 server, but I get an access denied error when I try to open the share. What I have done so far: Created a new group in AD Granted the group full access to the ...
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Change network connection without hanging a program

I have a program on a remote computer that I run and if I change the network by specifying another gateway and dns address in the adapter proprietes the program works as usual, no problem will occur. ...
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GPP drive map to nested share maps to root share on Windows 8.1

Good day everyone, I'm in the midst of testing out Windows 8.1 as an enterprise OS to avoid a crisis when Win7 is no longer supported. One of the problems I've run into is with drive mappings. Most of ...
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Reconnect Windows Network Drive after network connection has been established

User uses a piece of software (simple database and front end app) that connects to a database stored on another workstation, by way of mapped drive. This mode of access is supported by the software ...
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Why would a shortcut point to a network share and back?

I stumbled across something that caught my interest the other day: two Windows servers where one contains a shortcut \\SERVER1\C\MyFolder that points to \\SERVER2\SHARES\MyFolder and that's a share ...
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PowerShell DSC copy from network share

I am trying to use PowerShell DSC to copy folder contents from a network share. Here is the code: Configuration TestSetup { Node localhost { File Test { SourcePath = ...
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Is it possible to use IPv6 to connect to a remote share using 'net use'?

One can use either UNC or IPv4 address to connect to a shared folder on a remote machine using net use, e.g.: net use \\remotePC\SharedFolder // valid net use \\111.122.1.1\SharedFolder // valid ...
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Is it possible to have simultaneous 'net use' connections established to two shared folders on the same remote machine (avoiding error 1219)?

I'm working on a code that could copy files between two arbitrary network file shares, i.e.: copy files from \\pc1.domain.net\Shared\DirA // source shared folder to ...
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Shared Home folders on file server listed as “My Documents”

We have a Windows 2008 R2 file server sharing home folders for about 600 users. These folders are mapped to a shared drive for each user when they log in on their own workstations, and that mapped ...
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Default shares need to be hidden from normal domain users

I have installed windows server and it produces default shared folders that users can see when they are looking at other folders I have shared for them. Is there a way to hide these system folders or ...
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How to copy a huge file to a remote shared folder?

I've using robocopy to copy a 300GB files from one Windows Server to another Windows server over the WAN. However, I keep getting errors after copied several GBs and retrying from start. (for example, ...
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How did I get this Windows share to prompt for login?

Or: "Is this a thing? And how would I check if it was?" In an environment without a Domain Controller, when accessing a share on a Windows Server 2008 R2 box, from a remote computer without a ...
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What are the minimum permissions for a Windows share to be anonymous-read only?

I am in the long and arduous process of resolving my confusion over Windows permissions, and would love to get some clarity over the following. I would like to provision a Windows share such that any ...
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Windows cached shared offline folders [closed]

I have an infrastructure where a shared folder in a Windows server is needed, and every Windows clients take from there some files. The infrastructure is too big and we encounter the "slow connection" ...
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Why does ONLY my user account not freely connect to anonymous-read shares?

My network admin and I are being driven up the wall by some Windows authentication weirdness -- we both have more of a background in Linux, so I apologize in advance for any of my ignorance in the ...
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how to test as local SYSTEM account? (accessing remote files from Python)

I'm trying to access some remote files from a web application server. Let's call them servers M and R. Both are running Windows Server (2008 and 2003). The remote files are on server R on a file ...
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Cannot access a shared folder on windows server 2012 R2 from a 2008 R2 machine

I have setup a simple shared folder on my windows 2012 R2 machine (Azure). It's not on a domain but I can connect to it from both windows 8 and another server 2012 machine without any problems. When ...
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Hide all files except those of a specific file type (Windows Server 2012 network share)

I have an folder structure that cannot be changed. Currently group A can read/write to all the files and folders in a share. I would like to add a second group B that can only read/write Word ...
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Local drive access using $ share in windows flaw [closed]

It seems that I can access every drive on each computer in my work network by utilizing the $ share? Example: \\computer_name\C$ would give me access to the C drive and each file Is the AD ...
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Windows 7 PC cannot see some LAN PCs, but can access them via path

In an office LAN, with Windows 7 Professional workstations and a FreeNAS Samba server, 2 workstations have intermittent problems in browsing for the other workstations, as well as the FreeNAS server. ...
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How do NTFS permissions become improperly ordered?

I have some files on a network share and they were read-only accessible to users. I had set the permissions to provide full rights to all domain users - when I checked the main folder, this was still ...
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Why is DFS Replication consuming so many resources when there are no replication groups?

I manage a few Windows 2012 servers, which, between them all, host millions of small files. I have DFS namespaces set up and tried to get DFS replication working as well. DFS replication didn't seem ...
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Unable to connect networkshares through VPN (RRAS server only)

I have a Windows Server 2008 SP2 with these Roles installed: File server Network Policy and Access Server / Routing and Remote Access Network Policy and Access Server / NPS The VPN connection is ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 Shared Folders MMC: open mode “no access”

Can somebody explain what does "no access" open mode mean in Open Files node of Shared Folders MMC snap-in in Windows Server 2008 R2? Title of column "Open Mode" and value "no access" looking a bit ...
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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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Finding $RECYCLE.BIN folders on network shares

Is there a good tool to find $RECYCLE.BIN folders on network shares and their size? In our environment we use roaming profiles and folder redirection for storing user profiles/data. Users are often ...
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Shared resource permission management (minimum required permission)

I want to grant a "tech" group access for managing the shared resources. Problem: The sharing tab is not shown to them. Moreover they can not even access the shared folder list via management ...
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Dropped packets, on recieve only, Server 2008 only, and network speed is 100mb/s

I have a really strange one. I have packet loss with Excessive 'TCP Dup ACK' & 'TCP Fast Retransmission' when I download files (and only download) from two different Windows 2008 servers. Upload ...
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Files copied to the server locally don't show up in share

I have a 2008 Remote Desktop server that was recently hit with Cryptolocker. The server itself was never infected, but rather a workstation with a mapped network drive to it. The infection was ...
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Shared file size limited to local drive size

I wish to use alfresco as a shared file system using Windows (XP, 7 & 8) Explorer. I can access the shared folder, and can modify files on it. I can mount the alfresco filesystem, and it mounts ...
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Shares Not working

I'm running a ms server 2012 box acting as a file server, I've set up 4 shares (IT SECURITY PUBLIC HR) to start out with each share has its corresponding group as full permissions to the folder ...
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Grant user from one domain permissions to shared folder in another domain

I have two computers set up like this: \\myPC (local Windows 7 SP1 machine); it is in domain1; \\remotePC (Win Server 2008 with SQL Server - a HyperV virtual machine); it is in domain2. In domain2 ...
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VM is unable to access file share on Hyper-V 2012 Host

This problem just started recently. I have a number of VMs (2008 R2) on a 2012 Hyper-V host but not all are effected in the same manner. The VMs are identical and no changes were made to either the VM ...
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Why clustered windows service doesn't authenticate to share with machine name when share is resident on same node of cluster

I have a windows 2012 failover cluster set up with multiple roles, one file share role, and another a generic role for hosting Generic windows services configured to logon as Network Service. The ...
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Create a share on iscsi drive in Windows Server 2012

I am brand new to server administration but I don't belive im trying to do anything to exotic I have a windows server 2012 (standard) and a drobo 800i My goal is to setup company shares on the ...
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The Network folder specified is currently mapped using a different user name and password

I have a NAS device, it has 3 shares. On one computer I have access to all 3 of the shares. On another computer I keep getting this error when try and add a 2nd one. The Network folder specified is ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 Unable to Access File Share

I have a newly installed Server 2012 R2, Physical Host. Joined to the Domain. When I try to access a file share on a different (older, not sure how old but it might be 2008 R2) DFS File share I get ...
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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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Network share visible only to administrator? [closed]

On a windows server 2008 R2 machine, I would like to map a network share visible only to administrator, not to normal users that login using remote desktop. Is this possible?
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slow I/O on FreeNas 8.3.1 (PE1950 with Perc5i)

The System: Dell Poweredge 1950: Networking: Integrated Gigabit (Cat5e to gigabit switch) Memory: 6GB DDR2@667Mhz OS: FreeNAS 8.3.1-P2 RAID Controller: Perc 5/i RAID Configuration: RAID1 (2 x 2TB WD ...
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Distributed filesystem for storing temporary files

We have a cluster of web servers that currently stores temporary files (that have been uploaded by users) on a central shared filesystem. The limitation being that anytime the server containing the ...
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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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How can I grant different rights to a group of users based on the ownership of a file

[disclaimer : I'm not a sysadmin, I'm a programmer and I know very little on Windows Administration] I have a windows Server 2008 R2 machines that share a directory on C:\SDCN with several windows 7 ...