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How do you find what process is holding a file open in Windows?

One thing that annoys me no end about Windows is the old "sharing violation" error. Often you can't identify what's holding it open. Usually it's just an editor or explorer just pointing to a relevant ...
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Windows7 - “The specified network password is not correct.” when the password is in fact correct

I have a samba server setup for some time now. It is a Hardware NAS - which unfortunately does not provide access to the Samba logs. (the exact model of the NAS is called Addonics NAS Adapter ) I ...
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50 workstations, 1 .bat file on a network server, will it work?

I have a .bat file to perform maintenance on machines. I put the .bat file on a network attached server for all workstations to access it. If I were to use the windows scheduler to make that .bat ...
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EC2 - Shared Storage - S3FS or EBS?

Building my web service onto EC2 right now and have a single instance behind a load balancer. I will of course cater for multiple instances. My initial idea was to run all the instances a dumb ...
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Where do you share or find useful powershell, bash, batch, vbs, scripts?

I just wrote a quick little powershell script to make my life easier for a task that I was facing. I thought it would be nice to put it on the Internet, where someone else may also find it useful. The ...
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Centralized administration of campus (AD domain) printers?

I'm looking for the best way to centrally administer (and track!) printing for our AD domain. I know Windows Server can be configured to be a "Print Services" server, but it's my understanding that ...
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Samba4 [homes] share

I am having issues with the [homes] share. OS is Ubuntu 12.04. I've installed samba 4.0.3, bind9 dlz, ntp, winbind, everything but pam modules, and did all the tests from ...
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Windows File Sharing not working

We have a workstation on our domain that we need to share a printer from, and it's not working. I also set up a shared folder to help with testing. Details: We are on a domain. All operations ...
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Share Exchange Calendar Outside Organization

I'm trying to figure out the best way to meet a user's (Corp-A-User) request to share their calendar with someone at another company (Corp-B-User). We're running Microsoft SBS 2008 with Exchange 2007 ...
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Enterprise grade file sharing

Can anybody suggest any web based application ( enterprise grade) that will allow my internal users to share files with the outside world. Maybe something like yousendit, but I want to be able to host ...
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Anything to share a printer from 32-bit to 64-bit Windows?

I've got a printer which only has 32-bit drivers, so it's installed on a 32-bit machine (XP). I need it to appear as a printer (with duplex control etc) on a 64-bit machine (Vista). I can't just ...
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How do I set up a shared directory on Linux?

I have a linux server I want to use to share files between users in my company. Users will access the machine with sftp or secure shell. Here is what I have: cd /home ls -l drwxrwsr-x 5 userA ...
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sql server trusted connection with windows 8 microsoft account

We have a few developers that work, connecting in through a VPN for access to the development SQL Server 2012. Historically they've used Win7 machines and develop the website against this database in ...
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Sharing a keyboard and mouse between networked computers

What software is out there that allows a mouse and keyboard to be shared between 2+ networked computers? I know about Synergy, but what are the alternatives? Which do you like the best? I'm ...
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Disable Windows 2003 File Sharing

What's the best way to temporarily disable the Windows 2003 File Sharing service(s)? Sorta like the equivalent to shutting down Samba on a Linux box.
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Network Printer or Share Printer on Server?

Small office, <10 users. USB printer which also has a network port. Is it better to share the printer by plugging the usb into the sevrer, and do a windows share, or use the built in network port? ...
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E-mail for virtual team?

A prospect has the following problem: His little consulting company has five people, who usually work from home, on the road etc. They're used to using Outlook, but using POP isn't a good option, as ...
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Default permission for newly-created files/folders using ACLs not respected by commands like “unzip”

I am having trouble with setting up a system for multiple users accessing the same set of files. I've read tuts and docs around and played with ACLs but haven't succeeded yet. MY SCENARIO: Have ...
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Which network protocol use for sharing a storage to 5-10 mac client?

i can choose one between a Mac Server and a Synology Nas to share a disk for 5-10 mac clients (not windows) . When i've to share storage, Which protocol is best suited for Mac World ? Afp, NFS, iScsi ...
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Sharing distfiles between FreeBSD, OpenBSD, and Gentoo

Currently I have a few FreeBSD servers with one of them acting as build box sharing its /usr/ports and /usr/ports/distfiles (as separate file systems) through NFS. Recently I've added OpenBSD and ...
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Good practices for sharing files between virtual machines (Xen)?

I have a remote Xen server running some virtual machines and i want to share some files between them. Can you recommend a good pratice doing this ? Currently network setup is the standard Xen ...
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How to force Samba to create directory

I need help with Samba configuration. What I want to achieve is configuration, where windows user on share see only his files. This is simply achived With configuration like this: Users are ...
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Domain Admin has no permissions to copy files onto domain share

I stumped by a problem I'm having properly accessing a domain share. Server1: Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise + the latest SP/patches. -- (Domain Controller) Server2: Windows Server 2008 R2 ...
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File-sync server software

We are currently using Dropbox in the company and running out of space lately. I'm wondering if there any similar software that we could use on our own server? I've looked at pogoplug, but I'd like ...
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Bandwidth Sharing & Accounting for large networks::Best Practices

I have a large network with more than 1500 PCs and 9000 user accounts in a university. We have classified users in 5 groups and are sharing bandwidth among them using MikrotiK's hotspot with NTTAC ...
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Two domains accessing same folder

I've just taken a new role in a school and am still familiarizing myself with their network, how ever I have recently been given a task and I'm having a little trouble finding out the fundementals of ...
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Sharing Mac OS X internet and pushing all traffic through a VMWare VM

Hey all, I have a Mac Mini connected to the internet via ethernet. I'm sharing that connection via the Mini's Airport (creating it's own wireless network). Computers can connect to the Mini via WIFI ...
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Having problems sharing a dial up connection over a lan in XP

I've got 2 computers in a network, 1 with a dial up connection connected to another computer with a crossover cable. I've enabled internet sharing (with the wizard) on each end, and created a shared ...
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Fault-tolerant network file sharing protocol

I have a server A which stores files, and a server B with an NFS-v3 mount to server A. When server A fails to respond for any reason, any read request made on B will hang during a long time (several ...
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How to share /etc/hosts?

On my lan, all my etc/hosts are identical, except of course the first lines 127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost 192.168.0.1 thismachine.thisdomain thismachine Is there a simple way (I'm not ...
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Can someone explain the behavior of the Printers and Faxes share?

In most cases, navigating to \\%hostname% will show a share called "Printers and Faxes". In some cases, I've found that this share does not appear. Under what circumstances does this share exist/not ...
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Looking for fast cross-platform desktop sharing application [closed]

I'm looking for a simple, cross-platform, fast, and secure way to share the desktop of a local machine with other people. For example, if co-worker working remotely shares their desktop, I'd be able ...
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connecting usb printer to linux ethernet port

I have wireless router WRT 54GS with DD-WRT and USB printer. I was thinking about installing CUPS on my old WRT and using usb to ethernet converter to connect my usb printer to network. Only part ...
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How can I preserve share paths when moving a share to a new server?

I have 2 servers and I just moved most of the shares from server1 (SBS 2003 server) to server2 (Server 2003 Standard). However, in sharepoint there are a lot of links that refer to the old server by ...
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Sharing includes files with PHP across domains on shared hosting

Can I use an includes folder on one website and set up "trusted domains/IPs" that are allowed to access the files in this folder (all other domains/IPs are restricted)? All the sites are on the same ...
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Remote Folder Access

I have a file server that stores our users home drive (about 40 users). They is no problem accessing this folder internally to the network, but I would like to be able to give the users the ability to ...
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How to share video file (DVD) in company's network to employees without them being able to take it home?

I have small network with 50+ users with SBS 2003, MOSS 2007 and File server (all Microsoft software). We've got some video's that we want to share with users without them being able to save it and ...
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sharing an ext3/ext4 partition on external drive

is there a way of sharing an ext3/ext4 formatted partition on an external USB drive between different users (uids) on different Linux machines without creating a group for this purpose, setting the ...
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VMware ESXi 4 On-Disk Data Deduplication - possible and supported?

Environment: We are running multiple web, database, and application servers which usually share a pretty common installation (gentoo linux) and similar configuration in VMware ESXi 4. The differences ...
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How do I setup Linux running in a VMware Fusion VM so directories created in shared storage have write access?

I have Ubuntu (Ubuntu 8.04.3 LTS) running in a VMware Fusion VM, and I'm sharing my Mac's home directory using Fusion's sharing feature. I've created a subdirectory in my home directory and used the ...
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How can i force a user to save all his/her files to a specific folder on the machine?

How can i force a user to save all his/her files to a specific folder on the machine? Clients are using: XP, Vista, and 7 Thanks
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Share internet in Linux

I have an 3.5G USB Modem that I want to share its internet connection in Linux. I tried already, but only got having no internet on my own PC, still without sharing it. It's really hard to find some ...
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“Access Denied” on Vista shared folder from SBS 2003

I have Windows Server 2003 SBS and one user has Windows Vista installed. I have shared some files on that Vista machine and I'd like to access them from the SBS 2003 server, but I get an "Access ...
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Which settings apply to a folder connected via junction?

Which folder permission and folder sharing settings apply to a a folder "connected" within another folder via junction, or symlink? Lets assume we have two folders residing in drive D:. D:\Main ...
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Scripting access permission to Mac OS X 10.6 managed services

On Snow Leopard, I can give access to services like SSH only to specific users by using the "only these users:" option in the sharing tab of the System preferences. This is bothersome to use when ...
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IIS 7.0 Session Sharing among different applications

We have created two web applications, one nested inside another(Our main web app is the outer one, and we have a cms inside, or below it). We're trying to get session sharing between the ...
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File sharing/permissions scheme for students/teachers/staff?

I've recently inherited administration of an Xserve running OS X Server 10.5.8. I have a specific need for teaching staff to access the home folders of students via network shares. Ideally in groups - ...
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File property information (last write time and file size) in explorer out of date by hours over network folder share

An application is running on a windows XP prof machine picking up file from a network share from another windows machine. It detects that the file has been updated (by date and time or optionally ...
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Tools for troubleshooting Windows sharing issues (Vista/Server 2008)

What tools (out of the box or otherwise) do you utilize to give useful/verbose information about what might be causing an issue with windows sharing? I have a specific example below, but I'd like to ...
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Unable to share a file in local network by Macs?

This question is based on this question. I have two Macbooks in the same network. Both computers get the internet from the network. I guess that I can share files between the two Macs without ...