Server Message Block is a network file sharing protocol created by Microsoft. This is the protocol used for file and printer sharing on Windows networks.

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create SMB share on a clustered vm or dedicated server

I have a cluster that consists of 2 IBM servers, 8Gbps Fibre channel based SAN and 1 storage server (IBM Storwize v7000), i run virtualization on that cluster (Win2012 Hyper-V) but also want to use ...
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How can I find what file/user is consuming all the bandwidth on an SMB share?

I manage a windows server (2012 R2) that has an SMB share used by people across my company. Recently, people have been complaining that the share is slow, and I'm seeing that the network bandwidth is ...
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Replacement for Offline Files

We're trying to use IIS shared configuration on Server Core 2012 R2. It works perfectly with one exception which is that if the SMB share that stores the IIS config files goes offline IIS crashes ...
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One slow SMB/CIFS share causes slow and laggy network performance to or from fast ones in Windows 7

Windows 7 SP1+ (Ultimate), connected to both local network Samba (latest stable versions) over Gigabit Ethernet, as well as a VPN'ed Samba share that goes out over my ISP link (1200 kbps uplink). All ...
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Server cannot connect Azure share by SMB

I've setup an Azure file share, which I can connect to via smb from an Azure Virtual Server, as well as my laptop and desktop machines (both running Windows 10). However I have another Virtual Server ...
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Shared Folders: Error 2312: A session does not exist with that computer name

On a Windows Server 2012 R2 server there are a number of Sessions (Computer Management, System Tools, Shared Folders, Sessions) connected. I can also see the sessions in a command window (net ...
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Mount a Windows 10 share on an old device, “Host is down” due to old “Called by” field

I have an old device which I would like to mount a share on to transfer a few files from it, it has an old version of busybox on it and runs a small Linux Operating System on it. I would like to ...
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Workstation with terrible SMB read performance [closed]

I've got a Windows 7 workstation pulling the above stats on any SMB share. We noticed it initially when the user was pulling down 300GB of compressed disk images at a whopping 8MB/s. The server itself ...
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OS X 10.10 Server SMB3 homes issues

we are a small company with up to 8 developers using 8 imacs. To switch the desks we dreamed of remote mounted network homes (NFS/NIS like in linux / SMB ActiveDirectory like in Microsoft) and decided ...
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Does NFS and SMB support sparse files?

This question was previously asked in stack overflow but the good folks there have recommended that i try the community over here instead. I am researching on sparse files with regards to various ...
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Error when trying to mount Azure File storage on a CentOS 7 machine

Since the general availability of Azure File storage, the file storage can be connected from on-premise machines using SMB 3.0. When I tried to mount the file storage, it gives out a Permission Denied ...
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Greyed out Folder in Finder (OSX) on Network SMB Share

Bear with me, this is long and complicated, but TL;DR Where does OSX hide extra attributes on files (either on shares or local)? We are having issues in our Enterprise environment. We have an Oracle ...
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Can't connect to Azure File Storage using “net use” command - System error 2148073478

After the update of Azure File storage sept. 28/29 2015 I am no longer able to connect to my Azure File Storage, from my Azure Windows Server 2012R2 virtual machine. I try to connect and map the File ...
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Can't use hostnames to connect to SMB shares, only IP addresses

Right now I have a cluster of servers connected to a single storage server. 3 Hypervisors, 1 Storage Server The ethernet interfaces on the hypervisors are on a different subnet than the ethernet ...
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Network speed between Windows 7 machines sharing over samba/SMB not reaching 10Gb/s

I have two Windows 7 Machines that are connected via 10Gb/s Intel Server Cards on a 10Gb/s Switch an a subnetwork(Physically separate from the larger main domain network). I'm trying to copy files ...
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Best direction to synchronize two file servers (with robocopy)

I'am speaking of 'direction' in this questions but maybe it isn't the best word. Please correct me if I'm wrong after the full question. We have 2 file servers, one of them is the active one, and the ...
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SMB / CIFS / Samba Connectionless or Not whilst transfering files?

I have been researching this for a bit, but I have been getting conflicting answers, does samba, from my gatherings, SMB runs on ports TCP & UDP 137-139 & 445. But I have no idea therefore ...
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Seriously confused by SMB and iSCSI clustering

I am trying to configure my storage server(only 1 node for now, more to come)for SMB shares so that my separate Hyper-V nodes can use the storage server disks for shared storage. I decided to go the ...
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Access ADMIN$ in Azure Virtual Machine

I'm trying to deploy a new Backup Repository of Veeam Backup in a Virtual Machine hosted on Azure. The installation requires access to the VM ADMIN$ share, but I can't manage to grant access. I've ...
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Server 2012: Set smb3 encryption on hidden shares

Using SMB3 encryption for all traffic will break older clients (would like just one share unencrypted) and yet the hidden shares don't seem to allow individually set crypt: e.g. Set-SmbShare –Name c$ ...
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Permissions On Folder Give Me Access Denied. Why?

I have a user (dAdmin) and that user is a member of the domain admin's group and is also a member of the local server's (serverA) Administrators group. On the folder (fShare) I set it up as a share ...
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mounting subdirectory with mount.cifs gives permission denied, but gvfs works

On a windows file share we have a user "drone" who is given read write permissions to ONLY access a subfolder "child": /SHARE/parent/child But is not given read/write access to "parent" (however is ...
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Prevent Mac clients from saving a file on a Windows Server that violate windows server file name policy

Is it possible to setup a Windows server to prevent Mac clients from saving files to a Windows share via SMB that violate Windows file name policy. Things like leading and trailing spaces, /, "\", ", ...
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What could be preventing SIDHistory from working on a Win2008 R2 file server?

We have recently migrated some users from a legacy forest to a new forest. We have used SID History during the migrations, and have migrated security groups, too. This has worked well, except on one ...
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Restrict access to .ssh folder over network shares

I run a small server running Ubuntu Server 14.04 and have just noticed that the .ssh folder in the users home directory is accessible via SMB and NFS. The SMB and NFS are both secured, however I ...
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High bandwidth, high latency file transfer in Windows

We're attempting to transfer some SQL backup files (~5-75GB each) across a network with about 70ms latency between two servers (Server 2012 R2 - same domain) across a VPN connection. Both servers are ...
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windows can't run application stored on network drive [closed]

I have a windows desktop PC (windows 10 insider preview, if it matters) I also have a mac on which i've enabled SMB file sharing. I created a test folder, i accessed said folder on my PC, and mounted ...
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SMB server's behavior under NT Domain and Active Directory Domain

(1) If SMB server joined to the NT Domain, does the SMB server itself executes a user authentication by communicating to a Domain Controller? To do it, does SMB client need to send a Type3Message ...
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new to Windows Server Failover Clustering

Need to test SQL Server's AlwaysOn Availability Groups feature. Seems I need to do some work on Windows Server to start with ("3-node WSFC cluster with the Node Majority quorum model"). But I've never ...
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Why are Windows XP and 7 qemu/kvm guests not recognizing updates to a local Samba share?

I develop cross-platform software and test the Windows ports with wine, Windows XP, and Windows 7, the latter two tested using qemu with KVM. I also have several versions of OS X and Debian Wheezy as ...
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Computers not showing up in each other's workgroup browser

I have set up a VPN network between my Windows 7 home computer and my remote Windows Server 2003. This all works fine, the computers can ping each other and I can also access the server's smb shares ...
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iSCSI or network share

Our new NAS has four network ports that are linkable and I would like to utilise that extra potential capacity. Should I; 1 - create an iSCSI volume, with its lower overhead, connect the main file ...
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SMB service is running on port 445 / Why / What process

I am currently trying to 'harden' all my servers, starting by turning of all services I dont need. This one is a nginx reverse proxy and metasploit says smb 445 tcp filtered ...
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How to determine if a SMB Client has established a Signed SMB communication from my Windows Server 2012?

Is there a way to find from my Windows 2012 Server if the client has established a signed communication ? Net Session gives the basic details but does not say anything about signing. C:\>net ...
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using icacls to set traverse/execute without setting change permissions

I'm having trouble with network shares. Specifically with mac clients accessing home shares on a NAS. The fix has been to remove certain permissions on the Library folder. in the past, i've used ...
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Can't access Windows share by name, only by IP address

A PC running Windows 7 can't access a file share in Windows Server 2008 by name (\\servername), but can access it by IP address (\\serverip). I get the error (Network path was not found). Also, all ...
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should anonymous access to the IPC share be allowed on Windows 2008 r2

During an audit the question of anonymous access to the IPC$(null sessions) share was raised. The audit lists the following as being a risk on a Windows 2008r2 file server: C:\>net use ...
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Locking directory structure

As the title suggests, I'm trying to lock the directory structure for a folder-hierarchy. Multiple (W7) users access shared projects on a (QNAP) SMB NAS (ACL & Auth against AD). When new ...
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Incomplete directory listing when accessing a share

I have a CIFS server configured as standAlone and I am trying to access a shared folder on it via a Windows 7 client. However, not all the files in the folder are listed. Network traces shows that ...
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Accessing a Windows network folder from the internet

I want to access a network folder on my Windows Server 2012 (which runs in a datacenter and has its own external IP) from the internet. I can access the folder from the local network (using the ...
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Create shared folder on share automatically

I know there is a group policy where I can map a specific share. What if I want the group policy to create a folder on that share and map it during log on? I know there must be a way to do this in ...
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WDS and WSUS can not use SMB Shares

I have a WS2012R2 machine with several hard drive setup formatted as NTFS. When I create a share and map that share on a virtual machine where WDS and WSUS are running as drive, on service ...
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How to know when to properly use iSCSI, NFS or SMB?

I have a File Server running Windows Server 2012 R2. It has four 6TB Western Digital RED drives. I want to host my Hyper-V Machines, WSUS (Windows Server Update Service) content and WDS/MDT deploy ISO ...
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Specify DNS/Domain Controller when authenticating against a different domain

Client has two domains residing on the same subnet/physical network. Essentially there's just a POP3 mail server (OLDSERVER) and one of the old DCs (OLDDC) on life support to keep OLDSERVER happy. ...
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Samba hides files with unicode text in their names from Windows clients

I have a few files that I synced from another server that ended up with some German (unicode) characters in their names. These files don't show up to windows clients that mount the samba CIFS shares. ...
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Connect workstation to storage server using 10G network

Currently I have a workstation running on Windows 8.1, and a Storage server running Freenas 9.3. Now they are connected on a central gigabit router to communicate. The network is almost saturated when ...
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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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Virtualized Server 2003 vs Server 2008 R2 file transfer rate differences?

Basically I am trying to find out where the difference in the rate of a network file copy might come from. I have a virtual Server 2008 R2 SP1 and a virtual Server 2003 R2 SP2, using the same store, ...
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User permissions/feature limitations of the native zfs smbshare service on linux

I'm using zfs on linux, using the sharesmb=on option to try out the native smb share feature instead of adding the zfs tank path to my smb.conf file. The share has shown up on my windows machines, ...
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How to use SSH to access file shares: Win2012->2012 from service

This relates to Win2012-R2 on both sides of the equation. Bitvise and others have shown how to do SMB over SSH, for example here: http://www.bitvise.com/file-sharing However, this has the downside ...