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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Caching system on each host on a local network to improve file access

I'm in a team where we work on different projects located on a file server. Each project is in a specific folder. Here the network architecture we use today: The problem is that some person are ...
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Windows 8.1 / 10 GPO mapped drives won't connect

UPDATE: not solved... The issue persists, I also tried the hardened UNC paths approach, still no luck. I'll keep updating this thread if I encounter something new. UPDATE and solved (hopefully) ...
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Configure a server to grant temporary write permission on request?

I'm looking for ways to reduce exposure of a server's shares if ransomware gets onto a client. Users need access to the server's shares, and normally that is read/write access. Write access is needed ...
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Slow writing speed to Windows Server 2012

I have a problem with slow writing speed via mapped network drive (samba) on Windows Server 2012R2. I'll describe my network and tests below: I have two computers both running W8.1 (Desktop and ...
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PowerShell - Find out Who has Read permissions on a Network Folder Share

In a Windows Server & Active Directory environment, where a particular network-share is shared with only certain AD users/groups. Is there a way, using PowerShell, to find out who has read ...
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samba: ip working, hostname not

I have a ubuntu-smb server in my network with Windows Clients accessing it. I set up a networkdrive on the Clients to a share on the server and used for the link \\hostname\sharename$\. After a ...
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Tidy up file shares on server 2012 by deleting unused share folders (Windows 2012 fileserver) [closed]

Hi Experts, Just want to find a tool or any script to run on windows fileserver which hosts more than 30 share folders copied from legacy server 2003. Is there a tool which can produce a ...
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Error: “Currently no logon servers available” while connected via crossover and using built-in Admin

A "client" system and a "server" system are connected via crossover cable. The "client" is running Windows Server 2003, and the "server" is running Windows XP Pro SP3. The client and server ping ...
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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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Why can't I see the file version of files in system32 remotely?

Here's the situation: I can RDP into a computer, go to C:\Windows\System32, and check file versions to my heart's content. Such as winlogon.exe, explorer.exe, etc. If I map the drive, and try to ...
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Sharing Folder In A Specific Group

Good morning, can someone help me on my problem? Windows Server 2008, and 16 PC, in windows server I g create a 4 group, and I add specific users into a group,. I shared a folder in windows server, ...
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Group policy to disable auto-disconnect

Several drives mapped via GPO keep on disconnecting. After some googeling I found the feature (more like a bug in my network...) that auto-disconnects active shares after 15 minutes. I realize that ...
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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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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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Trying to access a .wim file in a shared folder located on my desktop from inside a winPE environment

I have the .wim file in a shared folder with completely open permissions (anything I could see that could possibly prohibit access is turned off. Im just trying to get this to work, not getting ...
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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 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 it'...
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Windows Server Sync?

Looking to see if anyone has knowledge in this. Currently I am trying to set up 2 windows 2012 servers, to synchronize the files in C:\Company\Record of each machine. For example. Machine A makes 06-...
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how did ransomware delete shadowcopies on file server

We had a PC infected with a Ransomware Trojan RANSOM_CRYPTESLA.AC that encrypted a bunch of files on a network drive. We isolated the PC and just restored from backup. One of the things that happened ...
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Is it possible to obtain the computer files of previous university researchers/employees if they used the university wifi? [closed]

Relevant Background I'm a post doc at a U.S. University. I need the files of a grad student research assistant who has left the lab. The student created files (data, codes, simulations, etc) for a ...
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Why is DFS Replication consuming so many resources when there are no replication groups?

I manage a few Windows 2012 servers, which, between them all, host millions of small files. I have DFS namespaces set up and tried to get DFS replication working as well. DFS replication didn't seem ...
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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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Analyze log with information who access share

We have share network folder to which all users have access. Now, I need to build ACL for users to separate access. In order to collect information about users' working folders I run scheduled script: ...
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Do Wireless Routers with a USB port for 3G/4G USB modem support normal file sharing? [closed]

I'm looking forward to buying a wireless router with a USB port, so that I can share my 1 TB external Hard Drive over Wi-Fi among my devices. I came across one such router, TP-Link 3G/4G Wireless N ...
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Is it safe to delete an IPC$ connection?

I have IIS set up on a Win 2012R2 server not on the domain. I want to map a network drive which is on the domain Thus I have set up a workgroup user for the share called domainname\user1 I want to ...
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slow shared folder file append operations (VBox/VMware/CIFS)

The next problem occurs in both Vbox and VMplayer. I am having windows 10 as HOST, and debian 8 as guest. I am developing in both PHP and nodeJs, my plan is to use HOST windows 10 as development ...
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Periodic Share Access Fails

We have a file server running Windows Server 2012 R2. It also hosts various VMs. The server has 2 NIC cards set up in a Team (Switch Independent, Dynamic, None) setup. And the Hyper-V vEthernet runs ...
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Map network drive what authentication twice

I created a share folder on windows server 2012 and added a user for full permission on the share: Then, when I try to map the drive the authentication appears twice. The first authentication ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 can't connect to shares using FQHN or IP - System Error 64

I have a server that can't connect to shares using FQHN or IP. I can ping other servers by IP and FQHN. I have rebooted the server and still no luck. The error is: System error 64 has occurred. ...
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Microsoft native FTP server, network drive as path, 530 cannot find path specified

I have setup FTP server in Windows 7, it is working normally with a local hard drive as the root path for the ftp server. I have a network drive mapped at W: and I want to use this as the root path so ...
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Recommended way to host files from shared virtual directory

I got a problem with files sharing from IIS. I have a shared folder in network (UNC path) and I would like to host it from IIS to serve it's files in ASP.NET application. Also, I want to use Windows ...
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deny access to file servers and PCs on a domain - guest user

We have 70+ PCs and servers, users access files by accessing the servers from their PCs. Is it possible to deny access to all PCs and servers on a network for a guest user (he should only have ...
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Mount cloud storage as network drive for iis site virtual directory

I have a rackspace hosted server that I'd like to "add" more storage to. Rather then pay for an additional drive to be physically added to my server I'd like to consider leveraging cheaper cloud ...
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How do I share folders in dovecot?

I am migrating from courier. Migration worked well so far, I can access my maildirs with roundcube, with quota and sieve filters fully functionnal. Now I need to enable maildir sharing and can't ...
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Why is the size of used space of a share different from the used space of a network drive targeting to that share?

We have a share that shows 350GB (376.544.187.272 Bytes) as used. If I mount that Share as a network drive it shows me 304 GB (326.777.810.944 Bytes) as used. The underlying NetApp Volume shows me ...
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courier-imap w mysql : share a folder between 2 virtual users on debian

I have a working courier-imap server on my Debian Etch private server ; users are virtual, authentificatin goes through mysql. It's been working good for years. I would like to share an imap folder ...
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3 different folder share permission

Short and simple, There's a document in PC A that I want to share,I want PC B to be able to read/write,PC C only read,while PC D has no access at all.Sounds impossible but if there's a way please show ...
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Mount a Windows share on Linux boot without storing the password

Is there a way to do this? Most examples store the credentials in an external file to fstab e.g. - fstab: \\server\share /media/windowsmount cifs credentials=/root/secret.txt,_netdev,uid=root,gid=...
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Client connection to file server is not freed

My employer's application is using shared resources on windows file and share. We are encountering problems with freeing files after the application is closed. When handles to shared files is closed, ...
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Storage Space Parity disk running very slow

The problem started, or at least noticed after expanding the virtual disk to 5 TB during a network file transfer. What happens is if I'm transferring a file to the server (running 2012 R2) it writes ...
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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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Samba file server on Windows Domain can't authenticate users - gives “credentials chain check failed”

I have two TurnKey Linux Fileserver 13 (basically Debian 7.3) running Samba to share folders on our mostly-Windows LAN. Samba is configured to authenticate users using Active Directory on our domain ...
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Windows 2008R2 file server intermittent slows - how to troubleshoot

I have a Windows 2008R2 file server which has been running fine for quite some time. With no known changes, in the last few days it's been misbehaving, with intermittent slows when users open/save ...
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How to configure Tomcat7 server.xml Environment to take as value Network path?

I am trying to configure Tomcat7 serer.xml the <Host appBase="webapps/testweb" name="trythis.test.com" unpackWARs="true" autoDeploy="true"> <Context docBase="." path="" reloadable="...
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cant access network share windows server 2008 Domain

I am currently having an issue with one Windows 7 PRO pc(fully up to date windows and drivers) accessing one windows server 2008 share. This particular server 2008 share is accessed by about 20 users ...
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Network Path not Found Accessing Shares on SBS2011 from Server 2008 R2

I have three servers plus my laptop: ServerA (Server 2003, IP: 1.1.1.1) (at my office, ADSL fixed IP) ServerB (SBS 2011, IP: 1.1.1.2) (at my office, ADSL fixed IP) ServerC (Server 2008 R2, IP: 2.2.2....
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Windows Server 2012 R2 Primary Domain Controller locks old computername

Before updating to 2012, old DC-name was: SERVER1 Now Primary-DC name is: SERVER2 SERVER1 was added to computer as DNS-CNAME-alias Then we installed secondary DC: SERVER3 and tried switch SERVER1-...
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changing permissions for a network share takes longer on win2008 than on win2003, why is that?

Given a network share accessible for "everyone" in the domain, containing several 1000 files and folders When I change permissions for this share from read/write to only read (or vice versa) on ...
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For *nix server/Windows clients, what are the pros and cons of modern NFS v. Samba/SMB?

As the question says. There's a lot of threads around on NFS vs. Samba/SMB, but a lot of them are outdated or refer to old security models, or just give a one-line "use SMB with Windows". Both ...