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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Weird Issue on 2008/2008R2 Shares using SMB2

Having a very odd issue in which when connecting to shares from 2008 or 2008 R2 servers that are hosted by a 2008 or 2008 R2 server the files added to a folder will not always appear to update right ...
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Windows 8 and SMB2 Issues

We're playing with the consumer preview of Windows 8 and having issues accessing some network shares in our environment. Basically, when I attempt to access a share directly ...
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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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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 ...
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UNC mapped drive without user sessions

There's a similar question, but it was about whether it is possible or not. I want to put it in a different way: How do I create a UNC mapped drive which will be mounted at startup without anybody ...
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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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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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Looking for a way to mount cifs shares on centos 6 with multiple users

We have a CIFS share on our network. I have a centos 6.3 server in which I want to map the share. The problem is that when mounting it in /etc/fstab I have to set which user (and password) to use. The ...
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Connect to network share using local account - without a computer name

The short form of the question: I have a shared folder on a computer with a fixed static IP address, a known share name, and a local user account which has read access to the share. Normally, I ...
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Is it safe for a single directory/file to be served by two separate samba daemons simultaneously?

The situation is this: I have a Debian server which acts as a web/mail server as well as an Internet gateway for a small office. All the externally available services run on OpenVZ virtual ...
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Stale directory contents and “net use”

I have two Windows Server 2008 SP2 machines. Occasionally I see that when I open a file share with net use, the contents are stale. The scenario is: net use Z: \\192.168.0.100\c$ Add a file to a ...
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Accessing subfolders of a windows share from linux

at my work they have a funny setup: my home folder is a subfolder to a share, as such: \\server\share\subfolder Now I have full permissions to the subfolder, but no permissions to share. From ...
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How do I change permissions on an existing folder share from the command line without having to delete the share and recreate it?

I used the following to create a folder share called "Running Virtual Machines" on a Hyper V R2 server: net share "Running Virtual Machines"="C:\Hyper V\Running Virtual Machines" Now I need to ...
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Preventing ‘ghost’ AFP mount points

We've got a problem with OSX 10.6 clients seeing 'ghost' mount points to an OSX Server 10.5 over AFP. On occasion (5 times in the past month) the client machine seems to have some sort of connection ...
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Applications starts very slowly from a network path

We have a windows 2008 server which hosts the network share \\srvcompany\lib. This share contains several applications needed for the daily business. Every client/user (all win xp) has shortcuts on ...
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Cannot access Network Shares on Windows Server 2008 running VisualSVN Server

I have installed VisualSVN server on Windows Server 2008. The server is part of a domain but not the domain controller, it is just a data server and now an SVN server. VisualSVN uses port 80 and can ...
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Mac OS X machines - VERY slow access to Windows shares

I have a handful of mac boxes accessing a share from a remote Windows Server 2003 box over a site-to-site VPN. They are connecting to the share using cifs, authenticating with AD credentials, and ...
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Use NAS or Virtualized Server to Serve Files

We are planning to set up 3 VMware nodes and move our infrastructure from physical servers to virtual machines. I haven't decided which NAS to get yet, but I know I need to get one that supports iSCSI ...
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how to mount osx drive to centos server?

how can i mount a hard drive on my mac to my remote cent os server? Would I need to set up an FTP on my mac? can it be done with with cifs or nfs? I'm sorry for sounding vague but i really have no ...
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Grant Samba share permission to AD computer accounts

I'm running Samba 3.4.7 with Likewise Open 6.0.0.8388 on Ubuntu 10.04 Server x64. This server is joined to a domain (functional level 2003) run by 2008R2 domain controllers. In a Windows server, I can ...
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Unable to see Samba server by netbios name

We have a linux server set up with a number of samba shares on our mixed windows/mac/linux network. The shares are accessible if we go to \\192.168.x.x\share, however we can't access the server by ...
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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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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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Disable windows file shares without losing share config

Background We're currently upgrading an old app from running on Windows Server 2003 to running it on Windows Server 2012. Users and other systems communicate with this system via HTTP (i.e. users ...
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Can SQL Server 2008 allow you to backup to a Mapped Network Drive?

My SQL Server 2008 R2 has a mapped network drive (called Y:/) which reconnects after a reboot (I just checked this). When I try to backup a Database (TASKS -> BACKUP). The network drive Y: is not ...
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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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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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How to restrict users moving folders?

We have the following layout •Shared Folder "Clients" •Level 1 ("Client A"/"ClientB"/"Client C"/etc) •Level 2 ("Folder 1"/"Folder 2"/"Folder 3"/"Folder4") •Level 3 ...
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Is it possible to make a network drive show up as a folder?

I'm using an online backup solution that does not work with networked drives or mapped drives. Is it possible to make a network drive show up as a "regular" folder? What possible impacts could this ...
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Windows: Can I map a network drive for a service account?

The title says it all, really. Is it possible to create a network drive mapping that is visible to a service? Supposing the service runs under a domain account that has permissions to the share, of ...
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Can multiple computers simultaneously append to a file on a windows file share?

I'm trying to log certain information from my network of Windows machines; I've set them to periodically collect this info, then I want it in a single CSV file on a network drive. I'm using a VBS to ...
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How quickly should data/files be visible on a network share that goes through a VPN tunnel?

I'm looking for information on how information is shared/passed across a network between a Windows 7 client OS and a Windows Server 2008 server? Little history of our setup (I apologize as for Im not ...
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How efficient is a file move on the same fileshare?

From a windows208r2 client connected to a SMB/CIFS share, I move a file from one directory to another directory on the same network share. Does windows send a "move" command to the share, or does ...
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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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Cannot svn checkout on vboxsf mount (windows host - ubuntu guest)

I have my C:\Users\Mike\Projects directory registered for sharing in VirtualBox as "projects" (full access, permanent). In my Ubuntu 10.04 server VM, I am using the following mount command: sudo ...