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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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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Work Folders that include a shared group folder

I setup Work Folders on Server 2012 and everything is working. However, I do not know how to include a shared folder - like the default company folder - for each users Work Folder. Based on my ...
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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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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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Unable to connect via NetBIOS Name

I can't connect to machines/shares by NetBIOS names. Below is console output showing the problem. C:\>nbtstat -n Local Area Connection: Node IpAddress: [192.168.1.100] Scope Id: [] ...
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Finding out if shares are made available offline in Windows 7 by default without corrupting the offline files cache?

We have some rather large shares that people connect to at work, and it would be best if these shares did not even attempt to synchronize into the local Windows 7 offline files folder. How does one ...
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Sharing a Windows network share via another server

Here is what I am trying to achieve: Server A -------> Server B\Share ------> Server C\Share I would like to share a Windows network share exposed on server C by creating a "bridge" Windows ...
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Network services abruptly stop working on win server 2k8

One of our windows servers has started acting up. All network services from roles on the server just stop working all of a sudden, untill the server is restarted. the issue occurs every other week or ...
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Connect DOS 6.22 Client to Wireless router USB Shared Drive

We have a DOS 6.22 client OS currently configured as NETBEUI. We would like to know if there are any wireless routers with a USB shared port for sharing files, that will allow a DOS 6.22 client to ...
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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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Stale NFS handle, but nothing is mounted

I have an nfs server (192.168.1.180) that is sharing a directory to my rapsberry pi (192.168.1.32). I have had this working before. Recently, the server went down - but not the client. After ...
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Mule ESB starting embedded tomcat as SYSTEM user - Windows Server 2008 R2

The scenario is --- I have developed a simple flow in Anypoint Studio (eclipse based IDE), which reads a file from a network location, processes the date and write the data in a database then. I ...
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Optimal mount options for Windows Server 2012 R2

The Problem I have a directory that is shared by a Windows Server 2012 R2. Some Linux clients (Ubuntu 14.04) mount this share via /etc/fstab: //10.1.1.1/MyShare /mnt/myshare cifs ...
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List mapped zombie drives in powershell

I'm writing a little powershell script for some basic logs that have to be generated. Right now I'm stuck with logging mapped network drives: $colDrives = Get-WmiObject Win32_MappedLogicalDisk ...
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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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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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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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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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Create a windows share on a set of computers when it's not connected to the domain?

This is going to be an odd question but here it goes. I have 13 buses. Each bus contains its own subnet. (255.255.255.0) While docked in their stations, they connect to the network. Each bus has a ...
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Issue with folder permission in file server migration - Share Parmissions VS NTFS Permissions

I am migrating a file server form 2003 to 2012 R2. There are about 50TB of files with thousands of individual permissions. I have successfully migrated the files to the new server, including their ...
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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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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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Loop device going into Readonly Mode

We are using a network Samba drive for Backup on our Linux Server. In order to store permissions (Samba does not support this), we have created a loop device to a large file (50GB) on the network ...
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Two network connections - how do I control what traffic goes to/from each of them? [migrated]

I have two internet connections on my computer (one WiFi and one with ethernet cable). The issue is that I want to make sure that one of the connections (the WiFi) is "reserved" to only handle all ...
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Map folder or drive to root of a server

So, I have a poorly designed application (surprise!) to support. It opens a "browse for folder" Dialog, which is all well and good, except the user needs to select a share on another server. I ...
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Accessing Windows file share with many small files very slow over D-Link DES-1024 R+ switch

I'm investigation a strange problem in our network. Two Windows XP machines access a file share on a Windows 2000 Server (which is a VMWare ESXi VM). Both are connected to that server via a D-Link ...
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Server 2008 File Sharing - Only view certain folders on share?

I'm newer to this, but my Sr. Sys Admin has given me a project and he's currently out of town, and I'm stuck. We have a file share system set up for each department. For example: \\server\A - ...
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How increase classes in HTB? [closed]

I am trying to setup a traffic shaping by HTB and tc. I have 70,000 users and I want to control the bandwidth of each user, so I create 70000 classes, and assign each ip address to a class by ip ...
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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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Cannot access shares via \\servername but \\ip works

To set up the scenario: One of our techs set one of the domain controllers to use Microsoft time. The time IS correct (including Time Zone) and DOES match the other domain controller's time; it was ...
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Create network shared folder using Powershell on Windows 7

I need to create a shared network folder on windows 7 using PowerShell - I cant get access to New-SmbShare as this is for windows 8 and Windows 2012 Server - any examples would be great. Am I limited ...
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Intermittent limited access to network share over VPN

I'm looking for ideas for what to check. I've got a user that has issues when she connects to our network over VPN, but never has issues when she's connected in the office. The issue is with one of ...
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Error: “ chgrp invalid group 'domain users' ” when setting up shares

I'm following this tutorial: Samba Shares with Active Directory Login on Ubuntu 12.04, and when I enter the command: chgrp -R "Domain Users" /sharing/ , I get " chgrp invalid group 'domain users' ". ...
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What would cause a file saved to a Windows network share to not be immediately visible through the browse function of a 3rd party program?

Problem We have a Windows 2008 R2 server with a network share setup on one of the storage volumes. Users on desktop computers use a scanner to scan single-page documents and convert them to a ...
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Permanently mount network share without the need for log on? (Windows)

On a Windows 2008 R2 Server (Standard) I need to have a network drive mounted without having a specific user to log on to the machine first. Sort of like an NFS mount via fstab on Unix machines. The ...
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Public share for Windows and Linux without password with full permission for all

I'm trying to create a share folder on Ubuntu linux and on Windows so that anybody can have full access to read, write, create and delete without any user account & password. This means windows ...
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Notepad++ cant modify any file from Samba Share folder

I have created Samba Share in Centos 7. I usually access the files from the share and modifies in Notepad ++. Suddenly all files cant be able to save in the same location. When i tried to save the ...
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Can't access a shared folder using credentials

We have a server with Windows Server 2008 Standard installed. We added users and user groups in order for other computers to have access to specific shared folders and files. Obviously, we've set some ...
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Robocopy - Share to Share copy over network - Files did not end up in the expected location

A client of mine recently got a new Windows 2012 server to replace an old Windows XP Professional computer we were using as a file server. Everything appeared to be copying fine, I stored a log file ...
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File Sharing Methods

So, I've been looking around, and haven't found any information that lays out the differences between the two file sharing areas in the Folder Properties Sharing tab, as in the image below. There seem ...
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Are department-wide shares a bad idea?

Let's say an organization has a department with 10-15 users who sometimes need to share files between each other. They currently have an open share, where anyone read read / write to the share. If ...
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How do I remove login credentials for a network location in Win7?

I just tried to access a folder like so: \\somecomputeronmynetwork\somelocation$ When going to this location I'm prompted for a user name and password. I put one in, and it let me in fine. Now I ...
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Why is a windows file share not accessible intermittently?

Setup: Computer A has a file share called "ABC" with full control for a specific user X in the given domain. OS on all machines: Windows Server 2008 R2 with no antivirus software A service running on ...
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Access a share on a server using another servername

We've recently moved to a new office, and merged our network with a bigger one (Trust between our domains), and now we are using the storage box of the bigger network. This poses a problem for me: My ...
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Cannot make TCP Connection with OpenVPN Server

Client OpenVPN assigned IP: 10.8.0.2 ↓ TCP on 1194 Internet ↓ Router port-forwards 1194 to server- Public IP 104.162.67.198 ↓ Server LAN IP: 10.8.0.1 I think the above is what I am trying ...
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Windows firewall blocking network shares through VPN server

I have a VPN server in front of a 172.16.0.0/24 network. On my client side is a 192.168.1.0/24 network. I am able to successfully VPN in to the server network from the client, and I am trying to ...
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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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Speed of a dedicated NAS device vs Windows Server fileshare

I work in a smallish company - about five people in the office, with another fifteen or so scattered around the country accessing network files via VPN. We don't worry too much about quotas or things ...
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When an Excel file is locked on a network share, how does it know who locked the file?

We are using Excel 2010 and sometimes users are working from a network share. When a user on the network opens the file in Excel, the file is locked for editing - this is the expected behavior. When ...
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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 ...