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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Ideas on replacing Win network shares with something more universally accessed/synced?

I run a Windows workgroup environment of around 25 PCs (plus a couple Androids and a Mac), with files stored on Windows server network shares, mounted as drives. We work with lots of large complex ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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Accessing an MS access db from multiple WAN locations

I'm after some ideas on how best to provide a solution that one of my customers requires. They have a legacy system which they use as a type of Customer Relationship Manager. Its essentially an MS ...
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Enabling the URL of a folder connected via symlink

Scenario Description: In my workplace we have a DomainController and use TerminalServices. There are different types of servers running on the DC (e.g. webapi , app). The dev guys developing the API ...
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NET USE - How to get list of all shares (elevated, non-elevated)

The command: NET USE Will display open connections by any process of current user. But, if command prompt (cmd.exe, or any shell) is non-elevated, it would display only connections opened by ...
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Setup network between 2 computers connected using wifi [closed]

In my office I have a WiFi Router that allows 2 computers to connect to Internet. I have 2 questions - How can I create a network between these 2 computers for file sharing? Can I access SQL server ...
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SMB Latency Issue with Multiple Users

We have a program that works by being shared over the network as a normal Windows Mapped Drive. You run the program from the mapped drive and it stores its files in flat file databases in that mapped ...
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Can Onedrive be linked to a server based home directory?

At the school I work at we currently give every user a mapped drive to their home folder on the file server, all controlled through Active Directory. We also have a heap of users using iPads, which ...
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Can't reach shared folder from VM over VPN

My network knowledge is a bit lacking so I'm looking for some help on why we can't access a shared folder. We have a Windows 8 VM on a Mac host that is sharing a folder that we want accessible from ...
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Desktop Shortcut to network drive using group policy

I am looking to create a desktop shortcut to a network drive. We are on a domain, so I am looking to do this via group policy. I would like the shortcut to be placed on the users desktop and be to the ...
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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 server private shared folders

What is the best practice for sharing private home folders with the users (Windows Fileserver with AD)? I was asked this question today after someone watched this video, and it got me thinking.. ...
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Which match takes precedence when exporting an NFS share?

Say you're exporting an NFS share using IP addresses and netmasks to give different machines different permissions: [/etc/exports] /media/shared 192.168.0.64/26(rw,[...]) 192.168.0.0/24(ro,[...]) ...
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Best file sharing protocol for Windows clients?

I want to share files on a Linux server with Windows 7 clients. I have a choice between multiple file sharing protocols: SMB/CIFS, FTP, WebDAV, NFS… question is: which one is the best for my needs? ...