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 can an unauthenticated user access a windows share?

I have a directory shared on my computer, which is part of the domain. Is it possible to set up the share so that a user logged on to a different machine which is not part of the domain can access my ...
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Windows Server 2008 mapped drives not showing on workstations?

I am running Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition with a Windows XP Pro workstation setup as a test unit. I have added an Organisational Unit called 'Misc Users' and have linked a GP called 'Basic ...
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What does registry setting EnableLinkedConnections do on a technical level?

Note: the base problem for me is to be able to access a network share that I (Win 7 admin user) have set up when I run an elevated program. Normally the elevated program will not have access to my ...
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Setting up an anonymous Windows Server 2008 network share?

How do I create a truly anonymous read/write network share in Windows Server 2008? That is ... no login dialog shown no domain credentials required ... so that any Windows machine can get to this ...
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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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Hyper-V File Shares over Wide Ethernet Dramatically Slower

We recently moved a file share machine that runs on 2008 hyper-v to our data center from our local network and now it is periodically extremely slow. The networks are connected via wide ethernet. ...
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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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Not able to access the server after changing the password?

While accessing the server, the error comes: Multiple connections to a server or shared resource by the same user, using more than one user name, are not allowed. Disconnect all previous connections ...
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Apache UNC network path under Windows?

Ok, so I'm running apache on two Windows 7 boxes for use as a test environment. The idea is to keep all projects on a shared network path so I can access it with my desktop or notebook anytime. ...
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accessing workgroup computer (without manually creating user accounts)

The (common) question: How can one access network share on workgroup computer? usually has the (common) answer: One should add ("the same") local account with the same username and password on ...
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Long pause when accessing DFS namespace

We've recently migrated our Windows network to use DFS for shared files. DFS is working well, except for one annoying problem: users experience a significant delay when they try to access a DFS ...
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Windows LocalSystem vs. System

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/510170/the-difference-between-the-local-system-account-and-the-network-service-accou tells: Local System : Completely trusted account, moreso than the ...
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Preventing Windows clients from polluting network shares with Thumbs.db

We have several network shares which store various photographs taken by our media department. Whenever someone on a Windows client is using explorer to go into one of these folders they are ...
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Unable to Share Data between Amazon EC2 Instances for Windows

I have two Amazon EC2 Instances running Windows Server 2003 and IIS 6.0. Both the instances are created in the same region and have the same Security Group. I enables icmp for all ports and connection ...
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Dropped packets, on recieve only, Server 2008 only, and network speed is 100mb/s

I have a really strange one. I have packet loss with Excessive 'TCP Dup ACK' & 'TCP Fast Retransmission' when I download files (and only download) from two different Windows 2008 servers. Upload ...
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Windows fileshare issue over VPN, cannot open/copy certain files. Networking issue?

Updated: Narrowed in on issue and rephrased question. I have two users who recently (last week or so) started having problems working on files on a network drive. Specifically opening, or copying the ...
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Importance of default windows shares

I have to set up some shares on a windows server (2003), but I really don't like those default shares (C$, ADMIN$, IPC$). I seem to remember that you shouldn't remove those shares, but when the ...
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Samba capabilities & functionality

The company that I work for wishes to replace its windows servers with new linux servers but wants to keep Windows on employee desktops. The requirements are: The employee desktops should be able to ...
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smbclient NT_STATUS_ACCESS_DENIED on directories when Windows doesn't

I'm setting up BackupPC on a server and it uses smbclient to backup Windows 7 workstations. smbclient logs in correctly to \\TESTHOST\C$ as TESTDOMAIN\backupoperator (Which is also a domain admin and ...
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Looking for a faster way to transfer file to a windows network share

Update: This is just for one way transfer. No need to sync. I am currently using Robocopy to transfer a huge file which is zipped and send to a remote network share. Is there a faster tool? Lately, ...
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Windows Server 2003 stops sharing a folder when the server reboots

I have a file server that will stop sharing a particular folder once the server is rebooted. This problem happened after the server went through a p2v migration. There are no events that seem to ...
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Windows 2008 and Truecrypt: how to automatically mount shared folders after restart?

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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Intermittent connection to Windows 7 shared folder from Windows XP workstations

I maintain a small network for an accounting office. My client has a Windows 7 Professional server which is sharing Internet access and sharing a folder to 2 Windows 7 workstations and 2 Windows XP ...
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Can no longer access computer or network shares to my server from any other computers on the network [closed]

A funny thing happened this afternoon. After a restart of my home server (that I use as a testing environment for websites and as a backup for files on the other computers on the network) which is ...
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Repeated SMB QUERY_PATH_INFO Packets for Windows file share

This is related to my previous question here, but I have narrowed it down and want to open another one. I have windows 2000 server on its own domain, there is no trust between the clients domain and ...
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Auto mount network share

Hello i am trying to get my slave media center to mount a network drive at startup automatic. I have written this to my /etc/fstab/ \\192.168.1.2\root /media/data cifs ...
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What are the minimum permissions for a Windows share to be anonymous-read only?

I am in the long and arduous process of resolving my confusion over Windows permissions, and would love to get some clarity over the following. I would like to provision a Windows share such that any ...
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Recycle Bin for Windows Server 2003 File Shares

One of the networks I administrate uses Windows Server 2003 File Shares to provide network storage for users. To prevent against accidental deletion, I use Shadow Copies to create snapshots twice a ...
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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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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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How to Mount remote disc as local in Windows 7 and Windows 2003?

Is it possible to mount remote file system (on Windows 2003 server) as local disk in Windows 7? I have Windows 2003 server with software RAID and some shares. On another computer with Windows 7 I have ...
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Server 2003 can ping by host name but can only browse shares by IP

So I have Windows Server 2003 and I'm running into a weird issue. Using XP or Win 7 machines I cannot browse the shares using the servers hostname \\SERVER\ I get this error "The network location ...
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Synching 2 remote folders

We have 2 Drupal servers that read/write to their own copy of the same folder (the sites/default/files folder for those of you who know a bit about Drupal). Those 2 folders should be in sync. I've ...
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Failed to check share space via recorded path form sql database by powershell

Could anybody tell me why I failed on these code? 1, I connect to database 2, I query useful information from database (get path) 3, I checked the free space under queried path Here are my codes: ...
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Windows Share Permissions

The share permissions on our file server shared folders are quite heterogeneous. In particular, some seem to have been set up to mimic the NTFS permissions of the share. I know that the default ...
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veth, macvlan or maybe sth else?

I don't understand the modes of lxc network. I'd like to have 4 guests: apache1, apache2, database and frontdoor frontdoor is a squid which decides which apache should be used It works perfectly ...
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Windows 7 RC1 x64 no longer connects to passworded network shares?

We run a simple Windows 2000 server that hosts some of our shared files across the office. On my laptop I have run Windows 7 Build 7057 for the past time with no issues whatsoever. I recently ...
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Why does ONLY my user account not freely connect to anonymous-read shares?

My network admin and I are being driven up the wall by some Windows authentication weirdness -- we both have more of a background in Linux, so I apologize in advance for any of my ignorance in the ...
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Can not connect to Windows network share from non domain computer via VPN

I have two separate Windows Domains in different LANs. Between both I have established a site-to-site VPN. Red is a Windows 2003 Domain Controller of Domain Dom_a. Blue an Windows 2008 R2 Domain ...
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Access denied on some files on Win2008R2 DC share

I have a Win 2008 R2 Server set up as a Domain Controller. I have configured shared folders for each user (manual set up, as there are only 4 users). On each share, ownership of the folder has been ...
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query different free share spaces by powershell, but every time got the same result

Here is my codes: $map = new-Object -com wscript.Network $map.mapNetworkDrive("v:","\\sharespace\testbuilds\test1") $fso = new-Object -com Scripting.FileSystemObject $do = $fso.getdrive("v") ...
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Can't access shared drive when connecting over VPN

I can ping all network devices but it doesn't seem that DNS is resolving their hostnames. ipconfig/ all is showing that I am pointing to the correct dns server. I can "ping "dnsname"" and it will ...
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Windows 2003 Server on a domain, XP client PCs on a workgroup - file share without authentication?

I have a windows 2003 server on a domain and client PCs running XP on a workgroup. I have created a file share on the server that should be accessible by the client PCs. I even set the security and ...
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Windows Server 2008 Share Not Accessible

I set up a share in Windows Server 2008, giving full rights to my domain account. The share was perfectly accessible for about a week, then today I could no longer access it from my Windows XP ...
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VirtualBox: issue with symlinks in shared folders

Some time ago there was a thread to exact the same problem: Can't create symlinks in virtualbox shared folders. Now it's closed (why?). So I start a new one, because I've got this issue now and cannot ...