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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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1answer
27 views

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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134 views

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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Copying large files to Server 2008 compressed directory very slow with no obvious reason

I've observed a curious problem with our Windows Server 2008 x64 based file server when copying large (~3GB) files from a Windows 7 x64 workstation. The copy becomes extremely slow often proceeding at ...
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1answer
127 views

OS X SMB client created folders on windows server 2008 owned by departed users

Here is our setup. We have a domain and are running a windows 2008 file server. All of our macs are joined to the domain. When user A connects to the server and creates a new folder in his share, he ...
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1answer
846 views

Mac clients accessing a Windows NTFS share resetting permissions at deeper folder levels. Why?

Here's the setup: Windows 2008 server c:\share folder with the following permissions (read, read/write are not important at this point, I don't think): User1 User2 c:\share\add_user3 folder with ...
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1answer
73 views

Bizarre permission inheritance logic windows 2008

Could someone explain this bizarre behaviour? I manage a handful of servers connected to a much larger Active Directory network. All the Windows shares on our servers have a mixture of local account ...
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2answers
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Weird Issue on 2008/2008R2 Shares using SMB2

Having a very odd issue in which when connecting to shares from 2008 or 2008 R2 servers that are hosted by a 2008 or 2008 R2 server the files added to a folder will not always appear to update right ...
3
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1answer
138 views

Windows Fileserver Allow users to manage permissions on folders they create

I have a Windows 2008 R2 Fileserver serving Win and Mac (SMB) clients. I have say 5 folders: Happy Sad Lonely Stinky and Grumpy. All of the folders should be public to domain users except Happy and ...
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3answers
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Office 2011, Mac OS Lion, Excel creates temporary file on Windows server 2008, SMB share how to stop?

I have an issue with Macs and a windows SMB share, when using Excel 2011. If I open an excel document from the windows share it will create a "Ghost file" starting with ~$ then the full filename e.g ...
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1answer
3k views

How many concurrent connections can windows 2008 r2 make to a UNC fileshare?

We have an application that makes request to a UNC path for files and serves them via IIS. How many concurrent connections can a process on Windows 2008 r2 make to a UNC file share? Are there any ...
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1answer
248 views

Determine whether OS X to Windows SMB traffic and password are encrypted

I connected to a Windows Server 2008 R2 shared folder from a Mac OS X Mountain Lion computer over the Internet using this command: mount -t smbfs //user@server/path/to/share local_folder Is traffic ...
2
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1answer
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Windows Server 08 R2 file share File locking, OSX clients

I've spent the last two weeks banging my head against this wall. I think I'm starting to understand the problem though. I manage a design company and they have 5 macs (OSX 10.5/.6/.7) connected over ...
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1answer
482 views

Why is file sharing over internet still working, despite all firewall exceptions for filesharing being disabled?

Every exception in my windows server firewall that starts with "File and Printer Sharing" is disabled (ordered by name, so that includes domain, public (active), and private profiles). The Network ...
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0answers
229 views

How do I diagnose whether SMB access with Windows Server 2003 server and Windows Server 2008 R2 client is actually slow?

We have a file server in our web hosting environment that runs Windows Server 2003 SP2. The web servers all need to access this common file server to retrieve some files. The web servers that are also ...
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3answers
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Accessing CIFS shares from an OS X machine incredibly slow

This is a longshot, because this issue seems over-reported and unanswered on the internet (see references below), but it is about time this issue is permanently solved. The facts: Server: Windows ...
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1answer
203 views

What write and read size do srv.sys and srv2.sys flush to ntfs.sys in SMB 2.0 on Windows 2008?

Reading http://download.microsoft.com/download/9/c/5/9c5b2167-8017-4bae-9fde-d599bac8184a/Perf-tun-srv.docx on page 47 the interaction between the SMB drivers (srv.sys on SMB 1.1 and srv2.sys on SMB ...
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2answers
292 views

Windows Host File - SMB Network Share using host entry that points to local machine

I am doing something a little creative with our server. We are building a preloaded image of our server software. Sometimes our customers ask that we can store the data over a network share, and ...
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1answer
202 views

Stale directory contents and “net use”

I have two Windows Server 2008 SP2 machines. Occasionally I see that when I open a file share with net use, the contents are stale. The scenario is: net use Z: \\192.168.0.100\c$ Add a file to a ...
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1answer
246 views

Duplicating a file on a Windows fileshare

I have a client-side application which modifies a data file on a file share. Essentially every time the application runs I'd like to back up the data file to a backups folder on the share. ...
0
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1answer
3k views

windows server 2008 r2 how to limit access to smb by ip range?

Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit. Only role installed is File Server -> File Server Resource Manager. Box is member of AD. I have local admin access and can put in a ticket with domain admin if need ...
2
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2answers
880 views

Using DFS roots as shared folders

I am curious if I can use DFS roots as shared folders without using any DFS links. Some background: I like the idea of using DFS for name abstraction. By using domain-based namespaces, I can abstract ...
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1answer
862 views

Windows 2008 R2 NFS to ESXi 4.1 NFS Datastore

all. What I am asking is really complicated. So, I am not sure if it is even possible. It will be a two-parter. Part One: TLDR: MYWIN2K8HOSTWITHNFS+AD -------(NFS)------> ESXI41HOST+AD First, ...
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1answer
1k views

OS X suddenly unable to connect to Windows share

I have a network share to a Windows Server 2008 file server, that is used to view all media files on every computer at home. I've been able to access this share on OS X (10.6.2) for a year now, ...
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3answers
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Disabling SMB2 on Windows Server 2008

There are a couple of reasons you might do this, the first is an exploit. The second is potential locking and corruption issues with legacy flat-file databases. There is a performance penalty in ...