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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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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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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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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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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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191 views

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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What exactly is insecure about Samba access over the Internet?

I have a folder on a Linux server that I need to share with a number of different clients all over the country. Some requirements: The folder needs to be mountable as an ordinary network drive in ...
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Intermittent, successful reads between .Net application on Windows 2008 to an Isilon over SMB2 taking 30 seconds

We have a .Net 2.0 application that reads files off an Isilon share using SMB2. Normally, we have sub-second performance. Between 0 and 2% of the requests, take 30 seconds. The problem appears to ...
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Deleting a file over SAMBA, server is seeing 1MB/s upload

Server: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64 bit. Client: Win7 professional 64 bit. Creds: account on server. no domain, no kerberos. Samba config: stock. shares have very simple access retrictions like writeable on, ...
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How to prevent TCP ZeroWindow on writing a large file to a Windows share?

I've been given access to a share on a Windows Server 2003 SP1 system (10.a.bbb.ccc) which is a file and printer server, and regularly large files get copied to that share. However, occasionally such ...
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1answer
112 views

Connecting to windows 2003 using ipv6-literal: A duplicate name exists on the network

I'm trying to connect to Windows 2003 server's share using ipv6 address from Windows Server 2008. I use ipv6-literal.net conversion as described on ...
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268 views

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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“Access Denied” for Windows Remote Administration (schtascks, eventvwr, default SMB shares)

I have a domain with a couple of DCs (Win 2k8 R2) and about 15 workstations (Win7, x64) or so. When trying to (remote-) access a specific Win 7 workstation (which shouldn't really be any different ...
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1answer
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Write access from a Windows client via a ZFS SMB, to a file created on the host in OpenIndiana

I've got an OpenIndiana server running ZFS that is shared using a nobody user and group. I don't fully understand Solaris ACL permissions, but I do know Linux style permissions. The client is Windows ...
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Prioritize One Network Share Over Another And/Or Cap Network Share Traffic? (Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise)

One of my fileservers is a hyper v VM running Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise. The NIC in the VM maps to a 1 GB NIC on the host that is dedicated just to this VM. I have two shares on the file ...
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Why are hidden Windows shares not really hidden?

I've been taught that by appending a dollar sign to a share name, Windows would make it invisible to clients. And indeed, on Windows you can't see shares ending in a dollar sign; you have to type the ...
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1answer
543 views

Network behavior of slow Windows shared storage

I have got on my hands 3 Windows XP file servers (their sole purpose is their SMB share) running on a office with about 50 users. The workload is only office usage: they use it to store and share ...
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Developers are experiencing very poor performance with Windows explorer, particularly adding/deleting files, over VPN to Win2k3 share

We have the following arrangement: Dev Site <--vpn--> Prod Site. The Prod Site firewall, running pfSense 2, accepts VPN TCP/UDP traffic on SMB ports 135-139 and 445. Our developers can connect to ...
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How to mount a windows administrative share on linux via SMB

I'm currently trying to mount a windows shared drive under linux. The machine is using windows 7 and by default it shares all windows drives if you login as an administrator. I've been able to login ...
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How do I find out what version of SMB is enabled on a remote host?

My local machine is running Windows 7, which supports the latest released version of the SMB protocol (SMB 2.1). I also have a remote host, and I don't know what operating system or SMB-support ...
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1answer
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Sharing a symlinked (`mklink /d`) directory via SMB?

I have a Windows 7 amd64 box where one directory is shared: local path is d:\drop\ remote path is \\aloism\drop from SMB point of view, Everyone has Read and Write permission ACLs for the folder are ...
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1answer
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Windows 8 and SMB2 Issues

We're playing with the consumer preview of Windows 8 and having issues accessing some network shares in our environment. Basically, when I attempt to access a share directly ...
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1answer
718 views

Debugging slow SMB packets from a specific desktop client

I'm having some serious problems locating a slowdown, and I hope you could assist me with this. We have an office network with ~50 clients and a main file server running Windows Server 2008 R2 ...
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1answer
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TCP/IP ports necessary for CIFS/SMB operation

If I want to allow Windows networked drives between two firewalled computers, do I need to open ports 137-139, or is port 445 sufficient? I have to submit a form and get approval to open firewall ...
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571 views

Windows XP cannot execute binary file on Network Share

I'm having a Network Share provided by a Mac OS X Lion Server on a recent Mac Mini Server (CIFS / SMB); mounting the share in Windows (XP) is no problem, reading and writing neither. But when ever I ...
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350 views

Windows samba share: drop cache after DNS change

Suppose I have following entry in hosts.cfg file: 1.2.3.4 test # foo machine I start script that every second call ping test and cat \\test\share\machine-name.txt Script output: IP: 1.2.3.4; ...
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Authing other users on fileshares

I have a file share (Windows, SMB, AD) that requires authentication to access. Accessing it manually in Windows Explorer (\\ip\share) will query me for user/pass. That is fine. The client computer ...
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How can I set up temporary failover for a “write-only” smb share?

I am tasked to set up a storage server which will be used to "receive" data from an Illumina machine running very expensive DNA sequencing operations with limited interruptibility. The sequencer ...
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Samba - permission issue

I am trying to get samba to work properly... I have a "Movies" share (//server/Movies), I want only root account to be able to upload and delete. Guest can view "Movies" share without password/login ...
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1answer
287 views

Windows 2003 File Server Statistics

I have a Windows 2003 file server that is massively busy. Tens of millions of files come and go on the server every day. I'm looking for statistics to gather to help me size and configure the Windows ...
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2answers
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Hidden mounted drive

Is there a way to mount a network drive and keep it hidden or non-browsable..? I want to mount a NAS drive to store our daily backups on, but I also want to limit access to this drive in some way so ...
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How to force Windows to prompt for credentials while accessing share

By default when I access some computer's share ( typing \\hostname in Windows Explorer ) Windows passes credential of my current user. It prompts for credentials only when current user's credentials ...
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Access Windows file share over the internet

At home I have a fileserver which is running Windows XP Pro. There are various SMB shares set up on it which can be accessed fine from within the network. Recently there has been the need to access ...
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How to fix OSX client to Windows share hangs?

I have 2 x MacBook Pro's (OSX 10.6.7) that access files stored on a 64-bit and a 32-bit Windows 7 PC. The MBP clients can connect to the Windows shares and transfer files with no problem. However, ...
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Windows file share: why sometimes newly created files aren't visible for some period of time?

Please note, I copied this question from SO, because understood that ServerFault is better place for such kind of questions (http://stackoverflow.com/questions/5159220) Hello We were faced with very ...
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access denied searching mapped drive via windows explorer

when searching a mapped drive in a windows server 2008 environment i receive an access denied error message in windows explorer. this message happens with windows 7 professional 32-bit only. Can ...
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745 views

Unable to open a Linux SMB share from the domain controller

I am trying to access the SMB share which resides on one of my linux development servers, whether I type \\servername or \\192.168.0.100 (it's ip), I get asked for the username/password and then it ...
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2answers
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How to count file change notification system objects?

Microsoft KB 911272 describes a condition we ran into where we managed to exhaust SMB file change notification system objects via ASP.NET. We implemented the hotfix, but does anyone know of a system ...
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Connecting with SMB from Mac to Windows server

I'm trying to connect from my Mac to a directory on a Windows server. Here is what I'm doing from the finder : menu Go->connect to server->smb://srv-fichiers1/Personnel/conujer I get an error ...
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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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1answer
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How can I connect to a CIFS/SMB share on a non-default port?

I'm trying to get a contractor connected to a CIFS share (port 445). He's not a big shop (so no go on using VPN). His ISP blocks outgoing connections on port 445. I've been doing some rsync to ftp ...
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Windows shared printers: Process job on server machine, not the client

While working with Linux clients to Windows SMB/CIFS filesharing servers, from time to time I find myself having to print to a printer with no drivers available under Linux. For some reason, the ...
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Automatically mounting a network share as Shared Resource

we're running an ActiveDirectory environment (Windows 2008 Server, XP Clients) and want to have some shares listed as Shared Resources under the Network Neighbourhood. I do not want to map it to a ...
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2answers
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Why does the Mac OS X (10.6) Finder stop being able to connect to Windows computers?

We have one Mac (a MacBook Pro Unibody) amongst our Windows machines which connects to the "server" (actually a Dell running Windows XP Pro) to access documents. This works just fine most of the time, ...
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2answers
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Slow file copy to Windows 2008 R1 file share

Looking for some help with a problem that has me at my wit's end - I've troubleshot this for days and cannot figure it out. All of a sudden, a few days ago, copying files from some of our Windows XP ...
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SMB File Transfer Manager application for Windows?

I'm in the process of transferring very large files over an unreliable network connection using normal SMB (windows share folder). Of course, using Windows Explorer means that any time that connection ...
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Does Samba work well with Windows when case-sensitive names are enabled?

I want to have a *nix Samba share accessible by Windows clients. Samba has an option to enable or disable filename case-sensitivity. Normally for windows access, this is disabled, so that ...
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Can “fast fail” of SMB/CIFS hosts be tuned?

We have a Windows 2008 file server that's going off-line intermittently. When it's down, the Windows 2003 web servers pile up requests with pending file operations. I ran some tests using ColdFusion, ...
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How to access shared folders on custom ports? (windows) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: what’s the syntax for Accessing smb/windows shares via alternative ports? Imagine I have this samba serving on a port different from the default (445). How do ...