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 to remove a Windows share when the folder does not exist anymore?

I have some shared folders in the list in 'Computer Management' that point to folders that dont exist anymore. But Windows wont let me remove them, "The system cannot find the path specified", maybe a ...
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Is it possible to enumerate Windows users remotely?

I have a couple of shared folders which are accesible by an account which has no password (long story). But the username is very long and difficult. Is this (relatively) safe and secure, or is it ...
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mklink to network share or UNC path or Mapped Drive?

Are there performance or permission or other considerations to think about when using a mklink path to a network share versus just a straight UNC path (or mapped drive for that matter). For example, ...
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No access to shared folder over VPN

I have client who connect to domain via VPN. They use smartcards and successfully connect to enterprise network. They can connect to terminal servers with smarts cards, But have no access to network ...
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Force mapped drive to ask for credential per log on session

On Windows Server, is there an option in Group Policy or otherwise, to map a network drive that asks for network credentials on each log on session? The reason I want to do this is that for some ...
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Server 2012 Shared Drives

I am trying to access a Shared Drive on box that is running 2012 and I'm getting an error: Windows cannot access \\drivexyz\D You do not have permissions to access \\drivexyz\D. Contact your ...
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Two servers with same name on different networks

I'm currently having a problem with Windows shares and two Windows Server 2008 R2 servers on different networks with the same name. I have on one network a server called "Server" @ domain1 with the ...
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Access to network share folder works in VDI, but not on desktops

I have two separate environments running in our lab computing spaces. We are phasing over to VDI. There are some weird differences going on in each environment, and I believe that the problem is ...
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Windows 2012 file share always asks for password

We have a file share here on a windows 2012 server. On login it ask for password.On the client (Windows 7) I have the option "save password". But even if I click this, after next reboot of the client, ...
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Windows Server 2008 Network User Shares

What would be the most efficient way to create a different shared folder for each user (not necessarily with desktop, my documents etc inside just a space that can be mapped to his computer), having a ...
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Migrating & consolidating file shares to new server vm

An interesting little puzzle for you guys & gals: My organization has 3 companies, each with their own separate hardware server and file storage, that we're looking to consolidate into our vm ...
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Link contents of directory from outside of a samba share inside that share [closed]

I have a samba share at /public. The directory allows only reading from users that are connecting to it but any user on the server can write to it. I have a folder in my home directory at ...
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Issues accessing CIFS share directories

Running CentOS most recent stable (6.4) connecting to CIFS share from EMC VNXe SAN. Using AutoFS configured using this method: http://www.fedoraforum.org/forum/showthread.php?t=240811 Synopsis of ...
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Can I create root level shares from AD User Accounts?

Given a file structure for User accounts of \\file-server\students\grad-year\user-home-folder, is it possible to create shares of \\file-server\user-name? I have a Mac/Windows mixed environment. The ...
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Accessing another server's file system passing credentials

I'm trying to access the file system on a server (\\servername), which prompts for credentials. I want to pass the credentials directly, like \\username:password@servername, but it's not working. An ...
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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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Mount share on domain-joined-server from non-domain-joined client

I tried to mount a share on a domain-joined-server with a non-domain-joined client. Now my problem is: when prompted for credentials only username in form "domain\username" works, if I try ...
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Design for home network with remote accessible disks [closed]

I've used Linux exclusively since 1995 and I worked as a UNIX sysadmin around 2000, so I'm a bit out-of-date with my knowledge of server software that are currently available. I have some old leftover ...
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moving up from windows SBS to 2012 standard

were moving up from SBS to ms server 2012 and there are two functions I would like to mimic automatic folder creation when creating a user to mimic the web accessible file server similar to the way ...
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File/Folder permissions on Windows file server will only work from the top down

We have a 2008 R2 server hosting most of our network shares. Lately we have been locking down the permissions in the folders to give only certain users and groups access to certain folders, but we ...
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Bizarre permission inheritance logic windows 2008

Could someone explain this bizarre behaviour? I manage a handful of servers connected to a much larger Active Directory network. All the Windows shares on our servers have a mixture of local account ...
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File Control Block architecture

Our site runs its main business application (delphi 5) from a network share, this caused quite a bit of chaos when we upgraded our terminal servers to 2008 R2 from 2003 as MS changed the architecture ...
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Network share mapping not working correctly Win8/2012

We have a straight forward domain logon script with a line along the lines of net use s: \\server\share However, this isn't working correctly with Windows 8 / 2012 machines. The strange thing is ...
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Windows Server 2012 after restart public network become private

I have a 3 servers with Windows Server 2012. After restart one server : public network become private and private network become public. (2 NIC) I don't know how this can happen and how to fix it ? I ...
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Remote Procedure Call Failed to NT Server

I'm having an annoying issue that is happening on all devices that I have recently set up using a newly created WDS image The image is of Windows 7 Enterprise and the problem occurs whenever I try to ...
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Software sharing for installation [closed]

I have a couple of software that I want to share over the network locally and hopefully through the internet. The thing is, I only want to share it so that people could install these software through ...
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Access-based enumeration and subfolders [duplicate]

Is there a way, using ABE to let users get to subfolders they have access to, in folders they don't have access to? Example \[sharedrive]\shares\accounting\group1\bills\ shares is set to everyone ...
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How to copy many files within Windows LAN through ssh fast

In a remote LAN I want to copy (not move) a set of ca. 5000 (already zipped) files, in sum 30 GB, between 2 directories (storage, connected as drive letters by net use) regularly, but only after ...
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2003 server: how to mask a network drive as a local one to a backup software ?

A legacy backup software let me choose only local drives, not mapped network drive. I would like to backup the content of a shared folder on a remote computer. The backup server is a windows 2003 so I ...
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Create printer localport from a network printer in windows 7

I'm having a problem to install a printer using localport, The printer is installed on a pc with windows 7 and I need to install it in another PC with Windows 2008 R2 creating a new localport for the ...
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Software for syncing two folders?

I have a SQL Database that is running 15 minute backups to a folder on the local disk. I also have a maintenance task in SQL Server that's automatically deleting any backups that are over 1 hour old. ...
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Cannot open shared folder over VPN more than one at a time

I'm facing the following problem: we have a VPN lan-to-lan. If I try to open a folder on one of the remote servers, the window pops up regularly. If I open another window on the same server, the ...
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How to list all NTFS and share permissions associated with a user or security group?

We are doing some tidying up of Active Directory on our SBS 2003 domain controller. A number of security groups exist which I am 95% sure are redundant. I want to be 100% sure they are not used ...
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Scheduled robocopy fails with error 3 (Creating Destination Directory)

Related: Scheduled Robocopy task fails with 0x10 error I'm using robocopy as part of a server backup script. It fetches the files to this workstation (Windows 7, upgraded from Vista - that caused ...
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Security group membership makes it impossible to list network shares (very strange issue)

We are having a very unusual problem on our network. There are two sites: main office (1x SBS 2003 server and 20x PCs: a mixture of Win7 and XP) and a remote site connected via VPN (1x XP PC, also on ...
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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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Slow network file access on windows 2008

We have a really poor business application that uses access databases (I know, fail!) as its back end. There are lots of access db files it uses, all about 4mb in size. If I copy the files locally ...
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Windows Network File Transfer to Samba server: “Are you sure you want to copy this file without its properties?” [closed]

I am transferring a lot of files to a new NAS based on OpenMediaVault, with the Samba 3.5.6 service running. I am transferring from Windows 7 64-bit to the NAS, and on some media files Windows is ...
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Windows 8 Client unable to open specific folder of SMB share from OSX Mountain Lion Server - every other share from same server is fine

After spending almost 3 days on this issue without any idea how to solve it or finding similar problems on serverfault and other communities, I guess I have to open a question. Here's the problem: We ...
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Windows 2008 R2 file share - any way to “lock it down” outside of a 3rd party app?

I have a 3rd party app that "makes a call" to write files to a file share on our network using the currently logged in credentials of the Windows domain user. Meaning the 3rd party app doesn't pass ...
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Can Windows share access be limited on IP base?

we have got a Windows server runnung with 5 shares. To increase VPN security I'd like to forbid access to one of the shares from VPN-Network (10.8..). Is this possible via Windows firewall? What are ...
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Synchronizing code for multiple users [closed]

I'm a beginner in all this and am working on a project with a few other people. I'm facing some problems. My code is to worked on by another person simultaneously. I want to perform staging on a ...
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Redirect a shared folder to another server

Is it possible to redirect a shared folder to another server? We are moving some shares from a windows server to a NAS. The old server will keep running because it still has IIS and some other ...
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Programs hang when writing to network share

i'm facing a weird problem when writing data to a network share from a Windows Server 2008 R2 computer. When i write a file (saving a txt with notepad++, updating programs installed on the server ...
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Best approach to migrate shared folders and not break links to files

We are going to migrate some shared folders from our windows servers to a NAS appliance that we already have. What is a good way to maintain links inside the files located in these shares? There are ...
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Cant mount GlusterFS volume on EC2 client

After a few days of trial and error I have successfully created my gluster volume on an EC2 instance (a single one at the moment) and it is successfully started… [root@domU-12-31-39-10-26-7E ...
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Throttle a file share in Windows Server (2008 R2)

We are in the process of moving our central storage to SharePoint and people are complaining about slowness because our former file share is so blazingly fast. Does anyone know a way for me to slow ...
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Do i need specific server to handle mac and pc users? [closed]

I have 5-6 users half use PC and another half uses Mac OS. They want to setup local file server, right now they use Drop Box for reason that in the past in their experience mac's corrupt file and make ...
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Use a regular PC as NFS server on a small network vs distributed NFS servers/clients

I'm working at a project with around 7 computers (regular, mid-end PCs) connected to an Ethernet LAN, running Linux and used to run molecular simulation software like PyMOL. There are several users, ...
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Backup Win7 machine and Windows Server 2008 R2 backup

We are doing daily a Windows Server 2008 R2 Backup on a shared folder of a dedicated machine scheduled in the Windows Task Scheduler. To access a shared folder (a Win7 machine) as backup destination ...