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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Invalid argument when copying files with ? in filename on OS X

I'm trying to copy files from an AFP share to an SMB share. Several files on the AFP share have a ? in the name. If I try to copy them, I get invalid argument'. I don't know how the files got the ? ...
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PROPFIND requests from a Microsoft-WebDAV-MiniRedir/6.0.6002 user agent on Apache server where Samba is also running

Ok, here is the context. We've a server which is inside our network; on the server there is a Samba configured, providing access to a number of shares; there is also and Apache server providing other ...
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Are there any good intranet search engines?

I'm searching for a intranet search engine which is capable of spider our intranet websites and network shares like SMB, NFS and optionaly AFP. Ever better for us would be a search engine which is ...
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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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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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Slow SMB/CIFS to/from Win2008R2 Server

Dell R710 w/ Intel 82576 gigabit NIC (latest Intel drivers). I'm setting up a new Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 & so far I've installed updates & configured the File Services & Web Server ...
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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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Web-based SMB/CIFS file server

I am looking for a web-based file server which can be used to browser SMB/CIFS shares. I want something easy to deploy (can be Windows or Linux software) and which can be used to download/upload ...
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Pros/Cons of filesharing protocols for a Mac environment

In our school division, we have a OS X Server sharing files to up to 120 Mac clients [for things like home folders and group sharepoints]. The AFP protocol is the easiest to set up and use, but that ...
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File Sharing on Windows Server to Mac OS X clients

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3229 These permissions allow a drop box to work, however, large files being transferred from a Mac client show up while transferring, then disappear. Copying to other ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Unable to connect to second name of Windows 2008 Server R2 machine from XP

I used the command netdom computername /add:newname.domainname.com to add a second name to a server running Windows 2008 Server R2. After restarting the server, I had DNS "A" entries for both names. ...
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Is there a way to connect a remote folder with local cache on OSX or Windows workstation?

A company with 50 graphic designers are working on the same file server. They are using mainly Indesign. A typical project is a 60 pages indesign document with 1.5GB of linked files (something like ...
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Win7 loses connection to network shares after resume unless server specified using FQDN

My Win7 client has a connection to a Linux server and its shared folders. The problem occurs when the computer wakes up after a sleep and then one of the shared folders is not accessible. I receive ...
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Windows 7 extremely slow with samba 4

I'm experiencing extremely slow performance when trying to copy files from and to a samba 4 share. I'm using Debian and the Samba 4 SerNet packages and everything is up to date on the client as well ...
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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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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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Samba log in Guest always asked

I am trying to set samba up such that: there is one shared user account that can read-only browse one dir. I have: changed security = share to security = user I have commented out guest account = ...
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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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Port forwarding for samba

Alright, here's the setup: Internet -> Modem -> WRT54G -> hubs -> winxp workstations & linux smb server. Its basically a home-style distributed internet connection setup, except its at a school. ...
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Is IPSec the only way to encrypt Microsoft SMB (CIFS) traffic?

I'm looking for ways to encrypt Microsoft SMB data traffic between a client and Windows server or filer appliance. This is not about encrypting the authentication but the actual data transfer. Is ...
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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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NAS choices for SMB - around 8 to 12TB of raw space [closed]

We are looking to rip-and-replace our N3700 from IBM (NAS/SAN rebranded Netapp box). The problem: expensive annual maintenance around $7k FC only drives that have been discontinued only 4TB of raw ...
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How efficient is a file move on the same fileshare?

From a windows208r2 client connected to a SMB/CIFS share, I move a file from one directory to another directory on the same network share. Does windows send a "move" command to the share, or does ...
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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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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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How to configure Samba to allow root user for full control to the particular share?

$(subj), it appears to be what root user is denied by default for all of the shares. I'm trying to reproduce Windows administrative share.
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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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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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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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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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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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Using same drive for iSCSI and SMB share under FreeNAS

I'm setting up a new FreeNAS server this weekend with pretty good success, but I am stuck on one last issue. Right now I have 2x 1.5 TB drives that I want mirrored (I was planning Software RAID 1) ...
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what's the syntax for Accessing smb/windows shares via alternative ports?

when port forwarding on my router for port 139 to port 139 of my linux-smb based NAS is enabled running a simple \computername.dynamicipserviceX.com\sharename on windows works. However when set to any ...
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Re-label Windows Volumes to get round re-creating all shares

I am in the process of migrating all the data from one (1 TB) volume (not C:) on an AD server to a new 4 TB one. I have copied all the data including the FolderRedirection and Profile stuff as well as ...
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Write to windows share mounted in Ubuntu

I used to mount a windows share in Ubuntu server, with an entry in fstab: //data/SharedFolder /media/SharedFolder/ smbfs user,defaults,credentials=/root/.creds,uid=root,gid=root 0 0 /root/.creds is ...
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CIFS(Samba) + ACL = not working

I have two servers with Debian 5.0. server1: samba 2:3.2.5-4lenny9 smbfs 2:3.2.5-4lenny9 smb.conf: [test] comment = test path = /var/www/_test/ browseable = no only guest = yes ...
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Server Permissions conundrum

I'm trying to set permissions on particular folders within our domain (Windows 2003). NTFS permissions are set on the folder, to enable a certain group, call them Helpdesk, to change permissions. ...
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Apache serving incomplete responses from smb mounted directories

I'm running "Apache/2.2.9 (Debian) PHP/5.2.6-1+lenny3 with Suhosin-Patch" inside a virtual machine (debian lenny, up2date) with NAT and about 60% of any http response gets served "incomplete" when ...
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How do I make it impossible for a Windows machine to delete a directory (not its contents) on a Linux Samba server?

The title says it all. (One of the rare occasions where it actually fits. :P)
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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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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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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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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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TCP offloading/NetDMA & magic commands

Can someone explain to me why: netsh interface tcp set global autotuning=disabled netsh interface tcp set global chimney=disabled netsh interface tcp set global rss=disabled is a "magic fix" for ...
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What ports are needed for a Windows XP client to acces a folder on a SAMBA server?

Wikipedia mentions only TCP port 445 (while as far as I can remember ports 137-139 used to be used actively by Windows file sharing). If I map the 445th TCP port on gateway host "A" to a 445th TCP ...