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Mount Remote CIFS/SMB Share as a Folder not a Drive Letter

Is there any way to mount a remote CIFS/SMB/SAMBA share as a folder/directory and not as a drive letter. For example, I want this map: \\Server\ShareName -> C:\Folder\ShareName Instead of the usual ...
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Best Pratices for a Network File Share?

So we have a file share that was started 10 years or so ago and it started off with the best intentions. But now it's gotten bloated, there's files in there that nobody know who put them there, it's ...
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Allow access to Linux Console

Suppose one is running an SSH session into a GNU/Linux box of a client and he asks you to see "what you are doing". How can you allow this other party to see what's going on in your session?
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Can't access windows share when in security group assigned to share

I'm a bit stumpped on this one. I created a security group in AD called "special data users" and add myself to it. I then created a share on a server and give that AD security group full access to ...
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Windows domain share permissions basics

Consider following share rights: Security \\dev\profiles\ rw – Administrators Security \\dev\profiles\bambus02 inherited AND rw – bambus02 Sharing \\dev\profiles rw – Everyone as "bambus02", my ...
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Windows 7 : access denied to ONE server from ONE computer

We have a domain served by some Windows 2003 servers. We have several Windows 7 Pro clients. ONE client computer can't acces ONE member Windows 2003 server. The other computers can acces every ...
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How do I reconnect to a UNC share using different credentials

I connected to my NAS using windows explorer, by entering \\DS412 in windows explorer. It prompted me for a username and password. I entered them and then the DS412 showed up under Network in ...
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Samba share with guest access and authenticated users for write access

I'm trying to get a shared folder to work. Everyone should have read access (preferably not even a password prompt should pop up when connecting with Windows), but a few selected users should be able ...
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OSX 10.8.3 creating/editing files on Windows 7 share creates weird blocking account [closed]

I have a share on a Windows 7 machine that acts as a server. We have several people on Macs that need to create/modify files on this machine. When one of these people creates a file on the share ...
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Removing a file from a network share not in the recycle bin?

A client has removed an essential file by accident from a network share, the file is not listed in the recycle bin on that system and not on the server either. Where did the file went? Client: ...
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Windows Server - share files without access for administrator

We have a MS Windows Server 2008 R8 based server that is administrated by our IT department. We would like to achieve two things simultaneously: A folder on the server, containing several thousand ...
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Samba share not updating properly CentOS

I have encountered the weirdest problem ever. There is a samba share on a CentOS fileserver (let's call it SERVER). There are two types of clients Windows 7 and CentOS. So what happens: I edit a ...
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Can't create share on remote server without admin rights on local server

We have a windows terminal server used by support staff. They do not have local admin rights on the terminal server. However they do have local admin rights on various Server 2003 file servers that ...
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BitTorrent in the Office?

I read in places that BitTorrent is either not very good on a LAN, or brings no benefit. It seems that for file sharing though, it could be in theory a good way of things in a corporate environment ? ...
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How to restrict deletion of a folder on NTFS share, but still allow modify access within folder

I am setting up a set of scan folders from a scanning copier device, and would like to know the best way to protect the folders (for each department) from moving or deletion, but yet still allow ...
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Sharing SSL Certificates in a Cluster

Hopefully a very simple question, if I wanted several servers providing the same service to hold a certificate (e.g interface.internal.org) would the procedure be; Generate Public/Private Pair on ...
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Windows Backup to network share (Server 2008)

I'm trying to setup Windows Backup on a Server 2008 machine to backup to a network share. When I run the wizard to setup the backup I get an error message "The user name being used for accessing the ...
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Exposing a single drive to multiple guests in VMWare vSphere

I have multiple Windows guests on a single vSphere 5 host using local storage. There's a large set of files that each of them has and currently pull from a single source. I'd like to stop wasting ...
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Mac OS X system can connect to Samba share, but Windows XP can not

When accessing a server running Samba, Mac OS X opens a login window prompting for a username and password. With the correct username and password, I'm able to login and read/write to shares. Using ...
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check TFTP share

is there any way to check which folders are shared by TFTP ?
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Creating a share from machine A on machine B (Windows)?

Say I have a share \\MachineA\Share. Now I get a second machine, MachineB. All shares will be moved from MachineA to MachineB. But for the sake of backward compatibility I want all shares by the name ...
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Reproducible file corruption for files on windows share

We have about 40 file servers in our intranet to distribute software packages. The servers have names like example01, example02 etc. Every name resolves to a single IP-address (A-record) and the IP ...
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Assign a drive letter to a Solaris disk in a Windows box

I need some way to map a UFS Solaris drive (ie, assign a drive letter to it) while it is in a Windows XP box. I've found utilities that will let me transfer files from a Solaris disk to a NTFS disk ...
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Anonymous Samba share across subnets (without WINS?)

I'm trying to replace an old Windows 2000 server that is current set up with a number of open anonymous shares used by a legacy application that must remain in production for a few more years. I ...
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ZFS CIFS shares, clients can't see mount points of other shares in root folder?

I'm in the process of migrating data from a Win2k3 file server to a box running Solaris. All was going well until I started coming across nested shares. An example of this is a share that the ...
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Samba share running on debian-squeeze slow on first connection

When I first connect to the samba share from any windows client, it is very slow. But once it's open, it becomes fast until I leave the connection unused for a while. Are there any settings which need ...
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Sharing entire drive in Windows - security warning

When setting up a share on entire drive in Windwos 2k3 I get a message "You have chosen to share an entire drive For security reasons, this is not recommended". I did a quick googling but could not ...
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How to accomplish a Windows share failover system?

I have a primary and a backup windows 2008 server, and a bunch of windows XP clients that map a drive to a share on the primary server. If the primary server goes down, I want those client machines to ...
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Shared folders to different OU's with different access rights

Until today, we had a 2003 DC, all my folder mappings were done in the login script. (net use...) we have now moved to 2008 R2, and I would like to create/manage the new mappings "The easy way" If I ...
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linux: share directory between different users

i need to have this directory, which is created under FTP User1: /home/User1/public_html/jobs_html readable by a different FTP user, call them User2 ... ie, when logged in thru SSH under User2, ...
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Windows Server 2003 forgets folder shares from ISCSI-Volume after restart

I have running a Server 2003 with the Microsoft ISCSI Initiator. I mapped an ISCSI-Volume and after the restart of the server, the the folders aren't shared anymore. The NTFS-rights are still rigth ...
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Do SMB File Transfers use a persistent connection?

I am doing some speed tests with different types of file transfers in my network. I have noticed that windows file transfers (SMB) are slower than FTP, HTTP, and other types of protocols. I was ...
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Samba creates two files on copy of one file

I've set up Samba share on a Centos system and all works fine except whenever I copy a file using OS X Finder to a share it makes two files, the actual file and what looks to be a log file, which has ...
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On setting up Apache and IIS to share the same IP

There are two different web-apps running on two (physically) different servers on our network... one of IIS and another one on Apache - both on port 80 since two machines are accessible by different ...
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Trying To Redirect A Share From One Server To A Share On A Different Server

I have a Windows 2008R2 File Server that has multiple shares. What I would like to do is in some way redirect some (not all), of the shares to a different file location. For some of the shares, the ...
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Alerting on file share access

I am running a users file share on Windows 2008R2. My concern is Domain Admins accessing someone's files they shouldn't. I have turned on advanced auditing and tested the results. I see when ...
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VMware ESXi Share Datastore

I currently have a server running ESXi 5 and have 2x 2TB on the server. ESXi is installed to a SD card and two datastores are created (one for each drive). I was wondering if there's anyway to share ...
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Specify file size limit on NTFS share?

We have a NTFS file share on a Windows 2k3 server which we'd like to limit file creation size to be a specific size (~1 MB/file or less). Is it possible to set a limit like this? If so, how? I've ...
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Why am I losing share access to my LUNS?

Question Rephrased: On our NAS, I have 3 LUNS created (I do not know if this is the cause of the problem). On my DC, I have attached them using iScsi, and have created them as a disk. On that Disk I ...
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Reach shared folder under ubuntu

I have a local network, before I used windows on all my computers, but now I got an other PC with Ubuntu. How can I reach the shared folders under Ubuntu? In windows it is easy: I just go to ...
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Can combine multiple NAS's in to one logical volume and mount that volume on multiple servers?

Sort of two issues but one objective, To share a combined NAS storage with multiple servers. The way I'm thinking about doing it is to combine (n) NAS(es) into one logical unit or drive then have my ...
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Which permissions need to be assigned to a normal user to allow him to change SHARE permissions?

As in the subject - I am wondering, which permissions (if it is possible) do I need to assign to a regular user to modify the share permissions - e.g. to add another user with full control ...
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Do shares survive changes in drive letter?

Using robocopy to mirror (with security) physical drive E: to iSCSI drive G: Once this is complete, I was planning to make sure there are no open file handles or sessions (it's a file share server) ...
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CRC Checksum missmatch transfering large files to NAS

I'm having a problem transfering large (50-200GB) VHD files from a Windows Server 2008R2 machine to a QNAP NAS. After the transfer is completed, I verify the data using a CRC32 checksum to ensure it ...
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Windows Server 2008 not visible on network if powered on after laptop

Problem: Windows clients unable to see Windows Server 2008 shares when server is powered on after a laptop (with wireless). The server and other client have cabled connections. Example situation ...
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Mac OS X Server 10.5.8, no Web sharing option

Can someone help me with this: We own a Mac OS X Server 10.5.8 but I also can't find the Web sharing option. Someone else asked the same question, but they had it solved because the option was ...
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What web server / plat form should I use? (Cloud / virtual / dedicated / shared)

Hi I am an experienced website developer but have not had much experiences of hardware server con fig. I am starting a new job and need to sort out the companies website requirements. They need php ...
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How can I “share” a network share over the internet to multiple operating systems?

We have a network share accessible through our intranet that is widely used. This share has it's own set of fine tuned permissions. I have been tasked with allowing A.D. authenticated access to this ...
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File server share access intermittent/slow/machine unstable: win2k8r2

I have a file server running Win2k8R2 on an older HP DL380G4. It has nothing set up on it other than file sharing. All drivers/firmware/updates installed. The file server is used as a dump for a bunch ...
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IIS7 .NET Web Site Delays Detection Of File Changes On UNC Path

I'm dealing with an issue and have been unable to find any posts or documentation that already address this specific problem. The setup: This issue is regarding a heavily accessed web site, written ...