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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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 ...
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server 2008, SMB issues after changing to virtual network

I have a windows 2008 server that I use as AD, DNS, and mostly for file sharing. I wanted to use hyper-V to add a virtual Linux box for some network monitoring software. So I added the external ...
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Samba only works when firewall is disabled

I can not seem to get samba to work correctly without disabling iptables. As soon as I disable iptables everything works perfectly although I am not fond of not having a firewall in place. I am hoping ...
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Why do “net use” and windows “map network drive” share have a drastic speed difference?

Why, when I copy a file (windows explorer copy, paste), am I getting ~100KB/s transfer rate from a drive mapped using the "net use" command in the command prompt and between 25-50MB/s transfer rate ...
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Forcing SMB Over 445 Instead of 80

A similar question had been asked here (Windows file explorer using port 80 (webdav) instead of 445 (samba smb cifs) for UNC path), however the solution did not work for my purposes. I've recently ...
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Weird Issue on 2008R2 while access Shares using linuxe SMB share

I have Linux share in my network.While using windows 2008 r2 user open any file from the share in user profile recent document it show only open document multiple time. When it open form windows share ...
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~50tb of storage in Azure presented as a single Windows File Share

I have googled, the closest thing I have found so far is another SF question here: Azure Storage limitations The Goal: Move approx 50TB of storage to the cloud, present that storage as a standard ...
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Debian Squeeze Slow SMB/Samba Write Speeds [closed]

Arch: x86_64 OS: Debian Sub-Version: Squeeze Prev Speed: 3-5MB Current Speed: 1MB Connection: WIFI WIFI Speed: 150Mbps I have been Google'in and testing for hours using the same file. I was ...
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Mapping a drive from Windows on a remote Mac via SMB [closed]

I have a Mac Mini in one of our offices that is used as a file server locally. I would like for it to serve the files to remote clients as well. I have File Sharing enabled and Windows Sharing on in ...
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Premature SMB/CIFS Session Close (System error 1312) with Password on SMBv2

In attempting to issue a "net use" to a NetApp share, I'm experiencing a very unique situation. A particular user is required to issue scans across a CIFS, however that user (which has full ...
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Cannot connect via SMB to Synology bound to OpenDirectory using local or domain credentials

We have a OpenDirectory Domain on a Mac OS X 10.9 Server. Our Synology is bound to the domain. Users are able to successfully authenticate using their OpenDirectory credentials to connect to the ...
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Is there a way to connect a remote folder with local cache on OSX or Windows workstation?

A company with 50 graphic designers are working on the same file server. They are using mainly Indesign. A typical project is a 60 pages indesign document with 1.5GB of linked files (something like ...
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Can't access share sometimes and some strange performance issues

I'm getting error 0x80070043 "The network name cannot be found" when accessing \\dc01 (the root), but can access shares via \\dc01\share. When I get that error I also didn't get the network drive on ...
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Samba Shares Without Using Winbind

I am curious if it is possible to use samba shares without using winbind. In our current environment we are using SSSD, Kerberos, and Samba to complete the required tasks such as joining the windows ...
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samba permisions when copying files to file share

Maintainign a ubuntu server for a client where they use several file shares through smb. Fileshares have permisions to user groups and are set to 0770 Lately I get a lot of complaints from users ...
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Cannot connect via RDP/SMB via DNS?

We have a SBS (Windows Small Business Server) running DHCP and DNS. One of our VMs is a test VM. Due to security reasons, this VM is not inside the Domain and has no access to network drives etc. ...
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How do I tell a headless Ubuntu 14.04 server how to access a shared drive that is on Windows domain and renew password for a Windows user?

Inside a corporate situation, the machines are largely controlled using Microsoft technology. I have another server on the same network that is running Ubuntu 14.04 headless. No GUI. I want to write ...
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Windows 2012 R2 disables SMB1

We have a Windows 2012 R2 server that acts as a file server. Initially our copy machine worked with scanning to the file share. After an update, the scan to file share stopped working and eventually ...
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Can Perfmon be used to monitor free space on a (mounted) SMB share?

Is there a way to use Windows Perfmon to monitor available space on a (mounted) SMB share? For example: on server ABC, I'd have a share \\DEF\SharedFiles mounted. As I can't set up any monitoring on ...
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Unable to create Hyper-V VM on SMB share

I'm trying to create a VM on Hyper-V 2012 R2 server and I'm getting this error: The server encountered an error while creating VMNAME The Operation failed Failed to create external configuration ...
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Mounting Windows Share from Ubuntu

I've a windows shared folder which I can access by typing \share\files\ in "run" or address tab of windows file explorer. I need to use that in Ubuntu. So I added \\share\files\ /mnt/share/ cifs ...
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CIFS shares disconnection

On a SOLARIS system I have a CIFS share on which clients access via AD. The problem is that it desconnects (once a day maybe) when it should remain persistent. I have every time to rejoin again to the ...
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How can I block the SMB (445/tcp) port on Windows 2012R2 Data Center?

I've got an interesting software configuration (Alfresco CIFS) that requires me to block access to the Windows SMB port for proper operation. I tried adding a new inbound firewall rule at the top ...
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Samba authenticates users, but does not reply

Sometimes the samba 4.1.11 stops serving the clients. Every day, I have to restart the smbd just to get this fixed. The windows clients say, that the shared device is unreachable or the authentication ...
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How do I make it impossible for a Windows machine to delete a directory (not its contents) on a Linux Samba server?

The title says it all. (One of the rare occasions where it actually fits. :P)
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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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premitted user cannot access file through UNC path

I was created a document and would like to share files through email, the file was located at windows 2012 file server, so I attached UNC hyperlink in email and distribute it to teammates. But my ...
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Windows 8.1 keeps prompting for Network Share Credentials after every log on or restart

I have a Network drive Shared in a Workgroup with 3 clients. Two clients with Windows 7 have persistent connections to the Share. No issues with those two. My windows 8.1 client keeps prompting for ...
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Win7 loses connection to network shares after resume unless server specified using FQDN

My Win7 client has a connection to a Linux server and its shared folders. The problem occurs when the computer wakes up after a sleep and then one of the shared folders is not accessible. I receive ...
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Can't access SMB shares on Windows but can on Linux

I've been having some problems with a Samba share that I recently set up. The share's configuration is as follows: [data] path = /media/data available = yes valid users = admin read only = no ...
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Possible SMB issue after server migration

im troubleshooting a performance issue with one of our applications after a server upgrade. We have moved from server 2003 SP2 to 2008 R2 for our file/print. The application is installed locally on ...
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Leveraging rsync for a local copy between two slow drives, benefits without a daemon

I am confused by the benefits of rsync (3.1.1) if there is no daemon running remotely, e.g. copying from a drive mounted via SMB2 (via a VPN) to an external HDD (USB 2.0, sadly). Both connections are ...
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How can I probe an SMB share for unencrypted access?

I am enabling SMB encryption with: Set-SmbServerConfiguration -EncryptData $true -Force From a monitoring service, I want to verify that only encrypted connections are accepted. How can I attempt ...
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Windows 2K8 R2 in AD environment not allowing SMB connections

I've got 2 Windows2k8R2 VMs. One is the domain controller, the other one is a TS server. Both have network discovery and file sharing enabled. Currently the TS server is not allowing any SMB ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 performance for Mac OS X Clients (File Services)

I am inheriting a Windows 2012 R2 Server that is experiencing abysmal SMB/CIFS performance for Mac OS X Clients in particular. The server is doing file services and is an Active Directory Domain ...
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SMB reverse port forward fails to connect

I have a rather complex server setup consisting of a reverse SSH tunnel through a Linux VPS. Namely, server A is a Mac Mini and runs a script which reverse tunnels to the VPS, which we'll call B. ...