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 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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Toshiba eStudio350 scan to SMB file in Windows 8 Homegroup causing file storage error

The network consists of 3 Windows 8.1 PCs in a Homegroup with no windows servers, no active directory, etc. Toshiba eStudio350 printer scanner copier fax IP: 192.168.1.6 (static outside DHCP ...
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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. ...
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Allow overwriting of open files on a smb share

We have a smb share on a linux box which is used as network share for windows machines. We put an executable on it for everyone to use. The issue is that if anyone has the application running, we ...
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Ubuntu Client, connect to windows SMB share on domain joined server using local credentials

I'm having some trouble connecting to the C$ share on one of my servers. I can do so using an account from the domain administrators group, however can't access most files on the server. I instead get ...
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SMB2 over 1GB PTP Link - 10ms latency

Maybe I'm expecting way more from SMB2 than what's realistic. Here is the scenario. Windows 7 Client (Local) A) Win2008R2 Server (LAN -- 1GB, <1ms) B) Win2008R2 Server (WAN -- 1GB, 10ms) ...
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Folder sizes at 0 bytes with Samba shares on Windows 7

Background info: Running Samba version 3.6.9 Successfully authenticating shares with Active Directory (user/file permissions) Able to successfully connect to shares - no issues at all. So, ...
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Permission denied on Samba share

I am trying to setup a simple samba share, but all I can get is "permission denied" (both in Windows and Linux). This is my share section: [pdf] comment = PDFs browseable = yes ...
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Windows file server denying openfile for the first few seconds a process is running

I'm trying to figure out the cause of a problem that happen at two of our customer's. They are running our application with the executable located on a SMB share on a Windows 2008 R2 servers (the one ...
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Server unable to browse shares on itself

Having a rather weird issue with our 2008 Domain Controller When on the server itself and attempting to browse via explorer to \\server or \\192.168.1.1 we get an error message saying : "\\SERVER is ...
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SMB vs NFS authentication

Can anyone briefly describe me what is the biggest difference between SMB authentication and NFS v.3 authentication? I think that in SMB it is based on user's login and password whereas in NFS it is ...
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Multiple W2K8 CNames with the same file share name to one server [closed]

I'm the sole DBA at a "juvenile-tier" SAAS company, which means that I came up through the dev track and knew how to feel out small and large queries and network transfers, and interface with a ...
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Can I give an application pool access to a remote share without an active directory domain?

I have an IIS application running on Server A. It needs the ability to write to a folder on a UNC share, currently on Server B. I would like to keep the share on Server B, but this environment does ...
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Why is my OSX client having so much trouble connecting to our SMB server?

I'm asking this here because I think I'm more likely to find SMB/kerberos experts here than in Ask Different, which seems to be mostly related to OSX client issues. When I first connect to our SMB ...
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Slow directory listing on remote ExtremeZ-IP/SMB windows file servers

I have Win2k8R2 file servers set up around the globe to distribute files using JAMF's Casper Suite to Mac OS X systems. However I've been noticing some very slow server responses lately. For example. ...
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Very strange NFS speed

I've been looking into this behaviour for quite a bit, I'm not sure if it's normal but strange or an issue, I'm hoping someone can provide some info: I have a small linux server, but am using windows ...
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Recycle Bin for Network Share

We will be implementing a remote desktop server farm, where users' profiles will be hosted on a file server. I believe that doing this will allow users to delete files from their desktop/documents ...
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Which file sharing protocol (SMB/AFS/NFS/SMB2/SMB3) is best for an mixed client environment within an ad?

I'm just setting up freenas with ZFS and was wondering which file sharing protocol / data transfer protocol is the best to use? Has anyone experiences? I guess i have a very typical business setup. I ...
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Windows 7 extremely slow with samba 4

I'm experiencing extremely slow performance when trying to copy files from and to a samba 4 share. I'm using Debian and the Samba 4 SerNet packages and everything is up to date on the client as well ...
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Mounting an NFS or SMB share onto OSX only while connected to VPN

I'm setting up my machine to connect to network share resources at the place I work (there are NFS shares and SMB shares). This access is only possible through VPN. So my question is, Is there a way ...
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Allowing unpermitted group to access share - Windows 7

I've been a Linux sysadmin and am new to Windows so I apologize for the n00b question. I have two groups lets call them "Students" and "Professors". Students are very restricted, however professors ...
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alternative to smb.conf / normal samba configuration

I have a Ubuntu-based server that provides SMB access for many users. Is there any way I could manage the shares and user permissions WITHOUT having to update smb.conf everytime? I'm not using LDAP in ...
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export the same folder with NFS and SMB

The issue On my workplace, we have a rich environment of client including windows (from 95 to 8, also corresponding server editions), mac (from 10.6 to 10.8), linux (ubuntu, centos, redhat) and ...
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Mount a shared windows folder in debian

I am trying to mount a shared windows folder on my debian machine. I have installed smbclient and cifs-utils and then to mount it I enter /etc/fstab and apply the following line ...
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SMB 3 encrypted over internet

SMB 3 offers an option to enable encryption. Does that mean it would be a possible option to let people use SMB over the internet or are there other not securable aspects about SMB left? What extra ...
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Why would file services only be setup for TCP 139?

I am learning a legacy system where the security team only opened TCP port 139 between web servers and a file server (both Windows 2008 R2) for file access. I have usually used TCP port 445 for such ...
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Can SMB3 Multipathing be weighted by policy?

Consider a configuration with two identical WS2012R2 servers. Both have quad-port network boards. Each has one NIC connected to a subnet shared by other servers and ultimately accessible to client ...
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smbclient -M nt_status_bad_network_name error

I am trying to send a test message (for a test project) from my Ubuntu Virtualbox Guest to my Windows 8 host. I am getting the error nt_status_bad_network_name error. What I know that works: I can ...
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send message to connected computer when IP obtain from DHCP Server

If a computer running Windows gets a IP address from DHCP Server, how could I send a message to that computer. Say DHCP Server running from Ubuntu Server. I am guessing through SMBClient? Or is this ...
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Benefits of iSCSI over FTP or SMB

I was wondering if there are any major advantages of using the iSCSI protocol to access a NAS over a connection via FTP or SMB (besides access speeds, which would be higher with the use of the iSCSI ...
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How did I get this Windows share to prompt for login?

Or: "Is this a thing? And how would I check if it was?" In an environment without a Domain Controller, when accessing a share on a Windows Server 2008 R2 box, from a remote computer without a ...
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SMB Share (samba) Centos 6 Mounted hard drive Permission Denied

I have set up a SMB share on Centos for all users. This share is available and working correctly. Guide followed -> CentOS 6.4 Samba Standalone Server With tdbsam Backend Procedure: For diagnostic ...
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Poor SMB Download Speed over VPN

I'm at a bit of a loss for trying to figure out how to improve our file sharing with remote users. The setup is as follows: Cogent Fiber 100 Mb/s Up and Down Sonicwall running SonicOS 5.8.1 Dell ...
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Blank page when enabling SMB backend on Owncloud version 5

Debian Squeeze, with Apache2 installed and running. {"installed":"true","version":"5.0.25","versionstring":"5.0.13","edition":""} http://servername.com/owncloud/status.php My ...