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 should I package a VM template to be cloned repeatedly, along with a single large storage volume for all instances to share?

I have a number of VMs that were based on the same template, each with about 2GB of storage. They all share read-only access to a 50GB volume (currently via NFS, but that is up for negotiation). I ...
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File Sharing between two crossover servers [on hold]

I have connected 2 HP proliant dl 380p G8 (Windows Server 2012 R2) and HP Proliant Dl380 g7 servers with crossover connection. I have just set 192.168.1.1 and 192.168.1.2 for each server NICs without ...
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is scheduled backup via standard windows backup gui supported over network?

OS Windows server 2008 Standard [note: this is not R2] Plot we are trying to switch from usb attached backups to over the network backup Issues: When i use the standard Windows backup GUI and ...
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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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OSX Mavericks and Windows 7 missing files [on hold]

I have in a local Mac mini server running Mavericks which is acting as a file server for two windows 7 clients The files on the server are mainly images and are shared via SMB. Whenever I try to view ...
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Is nfs good to share disk images over the internet? [closed]

I have an image server, this server contains disk images to be used by virtual machines. The server has to allow the runtime creation of new images, so iscsi is not good as it requires to restart the ...
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Term for a _____ of servers whose network shares are distinct from another _____ of servers [closed]

I'm looking for a term for use in documentation, and felt that SF users would have the more experienced set of terminologies compared to other sites. At work there are development servers in the ...
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Is it possible to regulate printer permissions based upon computer OU

Lets say my domain is structured as follows: For the computers: DOMAIN\North\Computers\OU1\PC1 DOMAIN\North\Computers\OU1\PC2 DOMAIN\North\Computers\OU1\PC2 . . . DOMAIN\North\Computers\OU1\PCN ...
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Mapping Drive Error - System Error 1808

A vendor is attempting to map and preserve a network drive using nt authority/system; so it stays persistent when the interactive session of the server is lost. They were able to do this on one server ...
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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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Work folders not working

I am trying to configure work folders on W2012 R2. I completed server configuration (as described in all procedures) and I have no error in server logs. Port 443 is in use by "windows sync share" ...
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Re-purpose DD660 (DataDomain) for VM Storage

We have an un-used DD660 (DataDomain) and an un-used x3650 M2 that we are wanting to use as a test bed for playing with Hyper-V as we look into it vs. VMware. Has anyone used a DD660 is simply ...
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Slow shared folder refresh on windows 7

When I create a new folder in a shared folder under Windows Server 2012 sometimes i can not see new folder by windows 7 clients. Also with some refresh I still can not see new folders. After some ...
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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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RHEL 6, Mounting Network Storage at Boot

I have multiple network folders that need to be accessed by RHEL machine for a server program. The issue is everytime the server gets rebooted all the mounts get erased. How can I make it so the ...
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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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How to allow simple file sharing on Windows Server 2008R2 through VPN

We are a small, distributed company with a Windows Server 2008R2 installation. I would like to set up a way for our employees to connect securely to this server via VPN and then be able to map a ...
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WFS/NFS Shares lagging then crashing client machines

We're running a Windows domain (2008 R2 on 2 DC's) with a Synology Rackstation hooked up with all our shares on. We have about ~100 workstations and 30 phones hooked up to the domain (the phones have ...
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Problem accessing UNC path locally

I have a Windows 2003 R2 server "appserver" with various shares, I can access this server and shares from any machine on the network accept from itself. I can list the shares by going to ...
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What does it mean to grant/set permissions for NETWORK SERVICE on a network share?

I'm confused about the NETWORK SERVICE account (group?) works on network shares: On one hand, NETWORK SERVICE is generally described as an account that's local to a given machine. (See, e.g., here on ...
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Access Windows Server Essentials 2012 network share with computer not on the doman

I have a server running Windows Server 2012, Essentials. I am having trouble connecting my Mac to the domain through the Mac connector. I was wondering if it's possible to share a folder on the ...
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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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Why do my backup fail when I target a network share hosted by a Synology DS211 disk station?

My backups are failing when I try to use a network share hosted by a Synology DS211 disk station. They work fine if I target a different network share (i.e. \server1\data\larry). When I run the ...
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net use command to show _all_ connections [closed]

When I type net use as Admin on my Windows 7 Machine, I see no shared drives mounted. However, there are drives connected by users. When I start the windows cmd shell with one of these users, I see ...
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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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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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Allowing unpermitted group to access share - Windows 7

I've been a Linux sysadmin and am new to Windows so I apologize for the n00b question. I have two groups lets call them "Students" and "Professors". Students are very restricted, however professors ...
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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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Domain User blocked by a single server

Today, I had a user call me with an issue. He couldn't access a Desktop shortcut that's defined by group policy. The shortcut was pointing to a shared folder on our web server (W-01). All other ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do I reconnect to a UNC share using different credentials

I connected to my NAS using windows explorer, by entering \\DS412 in windows explorer. It prompted me for a username and password. I entered them and then the DS412 showed up under Network in ...
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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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Share missing after reboot, drive letter was temporarily unavailable

On Windows Server 2003 x64 I had a drive volume become temporarily unavailable (an external iscsi storage device). In the course of troubleshooting I rebooted the machine, and the external volume did ...
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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 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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Find users connected to a network share

On my windows 2008 server I have a network share. I am logged on to the server with full administrator rights. I would like to know what users have active connections to that share. How do I find ...