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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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 ...
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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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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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Shares Not working

I'm running a ms server 2012 box acting as a file server, I've set up 4 shares (IT SECURITY PUBLIC HR) to start out with each share has its corresponding group as full permissions to the folder ...
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veto files on a Windows Share

On Linux you can just edit the smb.conf file and add a veto files setting to ignore and delete certain files, this came in really handy as both OS X and Windows love to create extra files. However, ...
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Create a share on iscsi drive in Windows Server 2012

I am brand new to server administration but I don't belive im trying to do anything to exotic I have a windows server 2012 (standard) and a drobo 800i My goal is to setup company shares on the ...
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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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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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Corrupt file copy Windows 2012 -> VPN -> Windows 2012

I've getting problems copying files from one Windows 2012 server to another via Cisco ASA5505 VPN. I've had a similar setup with Win2008 servers & never saw the problem (same ASA5505 this end) ...
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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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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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Synology cifs mount wont allow execution

I have a synology NAS. I am able to mount a cifs directory fine on linux (tried both centos 6 and Ubuntu 12). I can do everything fine except I can't execute anything on it. If I try tab to complete, ...
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Network File Transfer Failures using Windows 7 Client and Windows CE “server”

Our company has 3 printers from Solidscape, each of which are controlled by a directly attached Windows CE device. This device exposes a file share via SMB which can be used to drop print jobs to be ...
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FOG Server NFS Issue

I am having an issue with the Free Open Ghost server. I set it up on Ubuntu server, and have Ubuntu mounting an SMB share to it's /images directory (my server has a small internal boot disk). Fog's ...
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Fixing permissions issues with SMB service

A vulnerability scan of our network has turned up this response: "On this site, there is a problem with IIS. The SMB service has insecure permissions for Everyone: IIS Admin Service (IISADMIN) : DC, ...
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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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Connecting Windows 7 client to NT4 server share in AD domain

I'm attempting to get Windows (XP+) clients to talk to an NT4 server. All machines are joined to an active directory domain. Domain logins work everywhere and authentication works between all machines ...
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samba login fail, smbpasswd / tdbsam / pdbedit missconfiguration?

I cannot get to login, running a samba server on debian7, I can't get a win 8 client to browse non-guest folder. smbpasswd is not doing anything on using it with -a username. my backend is tdbsam and ...
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LockFile succeeds but ReadFile fails

I know it sounds like a programming question but it's actually not. Bear with me please: I have a customer who is experiencing a strange issue that I cannot explain: a program uses a file on a shared ...
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Unkillable process after connection loss to samba share

Using this manual I've mounted samba share. I'm copying files to it using python script. Everything is working fine until some problem with network occurs. After that I get unkillable process in "D" ...
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How can I use mount a NetApp NFS drive on Windows so I can create symlinks on it?

I tried two ways of mounting a NetApp NFS drive on a Windows server: Mounting using SMB/CIFS from NetApp Mounting as a NFS drive using Windows NFS Sevices With none of them, Windows did not let me ...
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Slow data transfer between Server 2012 and Windows XP/7 Clients

I've installed a new Dell PowerEdge R720 server at a small company which eight workstations. It is running Windows Server 2012 Standard. I've then installed Hyper-V (role) onto the server and created ...
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System Error 1240 mounting network share on Server 2008

I want to share a folder from a standalone Server 2012 system on a private LAN that other servers can access without authentication. There is no domain/AD in my environment. This is usually a simple ...
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Windows 8 Client unable to open specific folder of SMB share from OSX Mountain Lion Server - every other share from same server is fine

After spending almost 3 days on this issue without any idea how to solve it or finding similar problems on serverfault and other communities, I guess I have to open a question. Here's the problem: We ...
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Setting a custom timeout to nmblookup

As part of a batch script, I have the following command: hostname=$(nmblookup -A $ip_address | awk '$2 == "<20>" {print $1}') Which works fine from a functinality perspective, even for ...
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Samba does not reload user group members

I am running a simple samba server setup where users connect to a share which contains folders for specific user groups. The folders are chmod 2770, so only users which are in the correct group can ...
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What's the best way to mount a file share for a CentOS-based webserver?

I use CentOS with Apache and PHP5 to make web development servers. Files (html, php, js, etc...) are located on a network file share (SMB) : So, basically, developpers work on Windows workstations ...
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Company VPN on same subnet as home network

My company has a PPTP VPN (I know it's not very secure) on a 192.168.1.0 /24 subnet. For people connecting from their home networks, file sharing doesn't work if their subnet is 192.168.1.0 /24. Some ...
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Hyper-V and using SMB3 shares to store data

I'm using Hyper-V remote management from a management/file server to control 3 Hyper-V core servers. Now I want to store all the virtual disks and virtual machines on a SMB share on the management ...
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File access from client Windows Server 2012 works with procmon enabled, otherwise doesn't

Windows Server 2012, running Terminal Services has a client application installed. The server part is located on another Windows Server 2012. The client application is an old one, based on dBase. ...
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Samba Displaying Folders as Files

I have a Windows share (shared from a Windows Server 2003 box) that is mounted on our Ubuntu server using cifs. That mount is then shared out through Samba. The issue is that all of the folders in the ...
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How to troubleshoot Linux in-kernel dns_resolver

Linux provides a facility that lets kernel and its modules to resolve DNS names by relying on user-space tools. This, for example, is used by CIFS to support referrals in the DFS. The problem I'm ...
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saving issues osx 10.8 adobe photoshop on server smb

we get several saving issues while saving files in Adobe applications CS 6 (especially in Photoshop) on a Windows Server 2003 Share connected via SMB. Unfortunately the problems aren't able to be ...
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Is there any way to change the SMB2 port from default 445 to another in windows 7?

I know that ports can be changed by adding follow key to regsitry in windows XP. [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\NetBT\Parameters\Smb] "SessionPort"=dword:0000022b ...
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SMB share client side connection (Win7 with net use) is very slow

I have a SMB share on a CentOS server. Windows 7 based clients connect to the server via OpenVPN. Then net use is used to init the share. On some clients (not all) I am experiencing very long ...
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MFP Scan-To-Folder Feature Not Communicating with Windows 2008 Server

I have a Gestetner Dsm730 that has been working quite well using the Scan-To-Folder feature with Windows 2008 server. Suddenly, it stopped working. All other network functions of the MFP work -- it ...
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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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CHMOD permission denied on SMB share

I'm mounting an SMB/CIFS share on my CentOS 6.4 server using /etc/fstab as follows: Mount windows share to /mnt/mywebsite //10.1.1.4/mywebsite /mnt/mywebsite cifs ...
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Mac OS X Server (10.8) - SMB sharing permissions don't update (when a user is removed from a group)

We're running a Mac OS 10.8.3 server using the File Sharing feature. We have both AFP and SMB sharing enabled. When we change a user's permissions, their permissions are set properly when accessing ...
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Alternative to Samba with XAMP stack

I am currently setting up a server on my network for web development work and was wondering if there is any better way of doing what I intend to do. My work machine is a Windows 7 desktop and I am ...
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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 ...