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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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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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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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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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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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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Mac OS X Server 10.6.6 - Copying files to SMB share results in access denied

I've setup the server. Opendirectory LDAP is running. Created a group called ArchitectureOffice and i've got 4 accounts as members of that group. Created a folder on the Server HD under Shared Items, ...
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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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Symantec backupexec for laptops & desktops

I'm considering buying this product to pull backups from our laptop users to a SMB share. Are there other products out there that can do the same but are not so pricey? Let me know Thanks
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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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Scanning to network share

In our environment we have several printers with the scan to folder functionality set up. It worked pretty well. Long story short- I needed to reboot our file server one evening (the server whose ...
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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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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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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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Mac clients intermittently wait minutes to connect to SMB shares

My Mac OS X (10.6 & 10.7) clients all intermittently but frequently experience extremely slow connection times to my Windows 2008R2 shares. From the Go To Server menu, they can enter an smb:// ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Poor WAMP performance when using SMB/UNC Paths

I've configured a WAMP (Windows Apache MySQL and PHP) stack when when configured to use local storage takes 3-4 seconds to load. When I use an SMB/UNC share it takes 12-15 seconds to load. Here are ...
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rsync fails with error: Cannot stat destination… cannot allocate memory (12)

I am trying to rsync some directories on my linux server to a Windows 7 share mounted locally on the Linux server at /mnt/backups. My rsync command looks like this: rsync -avz --progress --partial ...
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SMB returns the entire file instead of header info

Starting a section of code checks for access to many data files (flat files so each table is a file) and when I do a packet capture, in our capture only the header info is sent by the server to the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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SMB Alias Lookup on Windows XP

Should Windows XP be able to do a SMB lookup on an Alias. I have an XP machine that cannot find the files on \Alias but can find them on \host. If I do a ping or nslookup it can resolve the Alias.
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Windows 7 + OSX 10.7 Server: all files created by Windows users have permissions -rwx------

Here's my setup: I have one Mac Mini Server running OSX 10.7 Server set up as my network's primary file server. (I just finished installing it yesterday afternoon.) It shares files to 10 or so ...
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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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SMB/CIFS connection, attempting to change the permissionswithin rhel5 to comply with the clients needs

I can get the mount to work and as written in /etc/fstab: //pcsprdvhost.prod.tsh.mis.mckesson.com/sftphome /sftphome2 cifs ...
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Windows share mounted on Linux fails after some time

I have a Windows share mounted on a Linux server (RHEL4) using a mount command like this: mount -t smbfs //server_ip/foldername /servername/foldername -o username=USERNAME,password=PASSWORD -o ...
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Windows Vista/7 dropping Mac Server share points

My Windows Vista and Windows 7 clients are having problems maintaining access to SMB shares on a Mac server. The initial connection to the server appears to be OK, as the Windows clients can see all ...
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Red Hat Linux - Publicly available CIFS mount

I have mounted a Windows file system on a Dell server running RHEL 2.6.18-164.11.1.el5 using a software called Sharity. The filesystem is accessible just fine to the userid that ran the mount command ...
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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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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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Samba passwd program not working

I am trying to use the smb.conf option "passwd program" to change our internal passwords (they are in a different database) when using the Windows "change password" function. Here is a brief overview ...
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SMB/CIFS shares and file-creation latency

I have web application that accepts an uploaded file, writes it to a share, and then sends a message to the middle tier with the name of the file for processing. There have been sporadic errors in ...
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Samba Network Drive + Mac OS X Lion?

I've configured a Samba server and Shared Folder on a remote server running Ubuntu. It works perfectly as a remote network drive on Windows and Mac OS X Snow Leopard clients, but won't connect on Mac ...
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OS X SMB Connection to Windows Server 2008 R2

I support many Macs that connect to an SMB share on a Windows Server 2008 R2 box. Occasionally I find that the Mac will try to connect and fail. The connection process will skip asking for ...
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IIS is pointed to a UNC path on a Linux Samba (SMB, CIFS) share, but is hit-or-miss on loading ASP.NET assemblies

Here's my situation, in short. I've got a very popular web application, with about 35M page views per month. The relevant stack to this question is that I currently run a Win2K8R2 central file ...
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Windows 7 client can't access certain share on (SBS) 2003 server

Old SBS 2003 (32) server/DC, new Win7Pro (64) client joined to domain. Server has been happily talking to old XP clients. New Win7 client happily talks to server, for the most part... but for some ...