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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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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How to reduce Samba CPU usage on CentOS server?

We run a small CentOS server as a test environment with staff connecting to it via Samba shares (from a combination of Macs and PCs). The smbd service is utilising 5-10% CPU per user - which seems ...
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VMware Workstation on Linux: Dropping core files in a shared folder

I'm using VMware 6.0.2 on a RHEL 4.6 host. The VMs are MontaVista CGE 5.0 (2.6.21 kernel). I'm trying to get applications running in the VMs to drop any core files on a HGFS volume, i.e. in a "shared ...
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How can I provide services to an internal air-gapped extranet

Background - "Extranet" We have about a dozen users that are on what I would call an Extranet. It is an air-gapped LAN that is physically in the same location as our primary LAN. We share the ...
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How to get “tail -f” working on a file located on a Windows share

I'm using a Mac and I have mounted a Windows network disk in my file system using "Connect to Server" in the Finder. In the terminal when i do tail -f on a log file located on said network disk, tail ...
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Reading files on network share from a Windows service (app over tomcat as service)

I have a webapp over tomcat6, which is installed as a service in a WinServer (2008 or 2003r2, don't know for sure, people haven't let me put a hand over it so far). The Tomcat service runs with a ...
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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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How are permissions on default administrative shares controlled?

The ACEs on our default administrative shares (C$, D$ etc.) suggest that the Users group has read/write access to the disk roots. In practice though it appears that only Domain Admins group can ...
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Windows 7 Pro can't connect to Windows 2000 Pro Workstation

I recently put two new Windows 7 Professional machines into a dated network environment. The server is running Windows 2000 Professional (Workstation, not server) and I can't get the Windows 7 ...
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How secure is webdav? Is smb tunneling over ssh (with putty) a better solution?

How secure is webdav? Is smb tunneling over ssh (with putty) a better solution? What do you prefer?
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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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VirtualBox: issue with symlinks in shared folders [closed]

Some time ago there was a thread to exact the same problem: Can't create symlinks in virtualbox shared folders. Now it's closed (why?). So I start a new one, because I've got this issue now and cannot ...
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Windows shares via command line with user/pass, without mapping the drive? [closed]

In my day to day work, I need to access data on shared folders using different credentials (my desktop account is not the same as the account I use to access these servers). Normally, I'd map a few ...
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Why does windows (file) explorer try to connect to port 80 (http) instead just using smb?

Background: On an almost freshly installed pc I get a message along the lines of : "windows cannot find some-file-server-name. Check the spelling and try again"... when trying to access any fileshare....
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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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Word Document Turns to Read-Only

I am running into an issue with a user whose Word document is somehow turning itself into Read-Only. The user is using Word 2003 and is accessing a document that is in a Server 2008 share. The ...
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How can I tell what user account is being used by a service to access a network share on a Windows 2008 server?

I've got a third-party app/service running on a Windows 2003 SP2 server that is trying to fetch something from a network share on Windows 2008 box. Both boxes are members of an AD domain. For some ...
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File and Folder Organization for IT Staff

We are working on a project that will require the creation of new file servers and a migration of countless years of legacy data. Part of that legacy data is this random collection of IT staff files ...
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Web based file sharing/management for small office?

We are a small company what are looking for a way to share documents and files on our dedicated ubuntu server. It has to be web based and it would be nice if you could search for files and enter basic ...
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How to create a directory per each user with only access to the user and domain administrator?

For my company, I would like to create a single directory for each user in a server. Each directory must be personal, and I would like to create a desktop link to that directory. For example, in my ...
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Does traffic from accessing locally-shared file via UNC path still go through the switch?

if I'm accessing a local file via UNC path, for example //hostname/abc.txt, Will the traffic still go through the switch or it's clever enough to figure out this is a local machine, i.e. will there be ...
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samba stuck at maximum of 1024 open files

I'm running a Ubuntu 10.04 (lucid) samba fileserver. I have a Windows 7 client which opens a large number of files while doing a copy of thousands of tiny files at once. It receives the error "Too ...
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Change Windows network share permissions using command-line tools

Can it be done without downloading subinacl.exe at all?
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VPN not showing computers in network, but can use UNC path

I have recently set up a Windows Server 2008 R2 with Routing and Remote Access for VPN access to our internal network from a remote location. I am able to connect with domain credentials, and group ...
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Windows 2008 R2 Folder Sharing across domain displays <Unknown Contact>

[Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, latest hotfixes as of March 15, 2013]. I have a security group called "IT" in Domain1. I have a server2 in Domain2. There is a one-way trust from Domain1 into Domain2. ...
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Samba share accessible via IP address, but not via hostname

I have a CentOS VM running in VMWare player. The host is Windows Server 2008 R2. The hostname is set properly. The FQDN is hostname.company.net. The wiki is accessible via browser both via the short ...
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List all the shares in a network

I am running Linux and in my network we have got lots of systems with samba shares. Is there any way so that I could get all the samba shares information
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Ramifications of rebooting a file server when files are open

This may prove to be a stupid question, but I've scoured in internet and found nothing to that gives me a concrete answer. I'm curious as to potential consequences of a file server being rebooted or ...
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Share LUN between multiple VMs

I want to setup a virtual network with 2 hosts and 4 VMs. I will have an equalogic SAN. I want to share a LUN between two VMs, one on each Host. The objective of the operation is to use ARR for IIS ...
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Linux SMB share - how to give access to Windows local system account?

I have a SMB share on a Linux host. To grant remote access to the share for a Windows user, one must create a new SMB user which has the same username, and same password as the Windows account. i.e. ...
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How to have write permissions on an already shared folder?

The problem is that my users can not change files in a shared folder (on a mounted drive as folder under D: drive). These are all the steps that I have tried and are still applicable: (sorry for the ...
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How can I use powershell to check if a mapped drive is open / connected?

I am writing a login script which unmaps and remaps some drives. The powershell calls a small batch file for the actual unmapping, as Powershell seems a bit flaky at reliably mapping the drives. The ...
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Mercurial simultaneous access

We have a Mercurial repository (the stable branch) on a mapped network drive (Windows). I want to know what happens if more than one user attempts to push at the same time. Or if someone pulls while ...
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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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Localizing NTFS Folder Share Names

We have an office in the US and Poland. This is a long shot but does anyone know if you can specify both an english folder name as well as a polish folder name for the same folder name so that if a ...
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ApplicationPoolIdentity user cannot modify files in shared folder in Windows Server 2008

I am creating directories, and writing files to a shared folder within my web application that is being hosted on Windows Server 2008. I am running the application pool with an identity of ...
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WebDAV and Windows 7 client

I've enabled apache dav module on my site and configured digest authentication for it. Now i'm trying to connect windows drive to it. Command follows: net use z: http://dav.mysite.com/Files /user:...
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How to stop windows file shares during migration?

I'm getting ready to migrate a physical file server to our VM environment using VMware standalone converter. This file server has over 300 shares on it, so deleting all the shares and recreating them ...
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Windows fileserver and ABE

I am in the process of creating a new Windows 2008R2 file server and have some issues with Access Based Enumaration. I don't just want to migrate all data and permissions as our structure is grown ...
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Contents of network share is not up to date or current on Windows 2008R2 terminal server

I have a 2008R2 sp1 server, fully patched, that hosts some shares under the directory e:\shares Under that directory I have other shares, such as "Andy" that is shared out for everyone full control, ...
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Checking if shared folder exists using CMD

How I could check if network folder shared exists using batch script? Example: \\10.10.10.1\folder1\folder2\shared_folder
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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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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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Network file system with failover

Basically I'm looking for "multipath nfs". I want a classic network filesystem but with multiple servers mounted at the clients to a single mount point and it should handle a server failure with ...
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Is it possible to provide access to a domain resource to a non-domain user?

After a security review, I'm splitting the tiers of a Windows 2008 Server application that is currently on a single machine in the corporate domain. I want to move the IIS 7 Web UI to a new machine in ...
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Windows 7 logon script net use fails

Our network PCs currently consists of Windows XP Professional on a mixed 2008/2003 domain, with exception to one machine, which is a new Windows 7 PC we have bought for testing before we deploy the ...
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How to map to Windows Server shares in Linux (Ubuntu) easily?

I know how to get connected to a Windows share easy enough, and I've read how to change the fstab file to get it to mount at boot. The real question here is...can I create a few shortcuts on a common ...
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Need suggestions on making Network File Share, Internal Wiki, Google Docs, and emails searchable from a single location for my organization

I want my coworkers to be able to type a search into a single box and have it return information from all those sources. Network File Share Internal Wiki (based on MediaWiki) Google Docs (we ...
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Do WebDAV mapped drives work similar as network mapped drives

I'm trying to share an Excel 2007 Workbook with Sharing capability. I already tried sharing it over the network from my computer and it worked perfectly. Multiple users were able to open/edit/save it ...
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Windows 2008 and Truecrypt: can't access shared folder called “media”

On my Windows 2008 system, I've attached an external USB drive that's encrypted using Truecrypt. Once I mounted the Truecrypt drive, I share some of the directories from that drive using Windows file ...