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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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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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 ...
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SMBD daemon spikes at 100% cpu usage when Windows 8 clients connect

I have a server running Ubuntu 12.04 running as a Samba server. The file system is an XFS formatted virtual drive on an LVM pool of physical drives. I recently upgraded our clients to Windows 8 and ...
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Is there an alternative to Samba when it comes to sharing folders between Linux and Windows systems? [closed]

Let's assume I have two workstations. Workstation A is a Debian GNU/Linux based system with a bandwidth of approximately 100 MBit/s (up). Workstation B is a Microsoft Windows 7 based system with a ...
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Linux samba server: cifs_mount failed w/return code = -12

Server: RHEL 5.9 / smbd 3.0.33 - Clients: various, though all were using current mount.cifs (5.2) I already solved this problem, but it was such a nightmare to hunt down these error codes I felt like ...
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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 ...
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batch script to copy files as within SMB\CIFS protocol

I'm trying to copy files from remote machine using construction like this copy smb://DOMAIN;USERLOGIN:Password@100.10.10.10/folder/ C:/tmp/ it shows next message - The filename, directory name, ...
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Is there a way to share via SMB a filesystem mounted via NFS without disabling SElinux?

I have two CentOS hosts. The first is NAS and the second one is a diskless SMB server. The NAS server share folder via NFS and secure Ethernet connection with SMB server. SMB server shares content to ...
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How can I fix this Samba setup on CentOS?

I'm trying to set a Samba share in /home/share on CentOS. I do not have great experience with setting up that kind of service. I've been following guides and recommendations here and there, but ...
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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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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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Hyper-V, SMB Shares, Live Migration & Configuration Nightmare with Kerberos?

Do I overlook something? For Live Migration to work in aScenario wher the VM's are stored on a SMB share I have to set up constraint delegation: http://www.aidanfinn.com/?p=13711 ...
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Does Bonding mode 0 works on Cisco SG100 and achieve 2GB speed for NFS?

I am planing to buy a switcher to link 2 servers each with 2 NICs (Intel Corporation I350 Gigabit Network Connection). I read that "balance-rr is the only mode were one single TCP connection can ...
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Samba is faster than NFS when accessing from Mac, any reason

Refer to this question (closed): Sharing folder from Linux to Mac, Samba or NFS?, most people suggested that NFS is faster and therefore I did a quick test: MacBook Pro / OSX Lion Ubuntu 12.04 ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 SMB share, deleted files and folders lock up

We work in a mixed Mac / PC environment. Desktop operators work on Mac only, whereas our backend services are Windows based. Also some manual operations are done on Windows 7. We call our problem ...
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How could I determine which SMB client/session has a specific file open on a Server 2008R2 Windows file server?

What I need is a way to associate a client name or IP address with an open file, so that I can cleanly close the file for maintenance. NET SESSION doesn't show the names of open files and NET FILE ...
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Delete files from command line using smb:// URL

I have a file with a list of smb:// URLs, like this one: smb://my_samba_host/data/need_to_be_removed.tgz smb://my_samba_another/data/need_to_be_removed2.tgz I need a command line (something using ...
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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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Is there any way to store the index of a network file system (SMB 2.0) on the server, so that my users don't have to manually set up the index?

I apologize if this is in the wrong place, but I believe it is sufficiently server related. Also, just as a disclaimer: I'm not the server guy! I'm just trying to find out information. I have several ...
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Solaris 11.1 smb share pam.conf

I would like to enable an SMB share on Solaris 11.1 x64 My steps: pkg install service/filesystem/smb svcadm enable -r smb/server echo "other password required pam_smb_passwd.so.1 nowarn" >> ...
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SMB2 traffic crashes network?

We've been having significant network slowdown issues over the past few weeks, primarily on a Friday morning. We run Windows 7 client machines, with Windows Server 2008 R2 servers. What generally ...
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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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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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How to get around OS X Lion Server SMB “safe save”?

First, there is this problem: http://support.apple.com/kb/TS4149 Which says that anything copied to os x server via smb will be "safe saved" and essentially chmod to 600. This is extremely annoying ...
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smb share takes forever to connect to from Mac OS X 10.7-8

Ive got a dozen users and half of them take forever to connect to the smb share coming from a windows server 2008 r 2 standard server. Some users instantly connect with no issue. These Mac OS X ...