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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SMB access from XP to Windows 2008 R2

Here's the thing... I have a very slow file copy performance from Windows XP clients to Windows 2008R2 servers. Here are the facts: Windows XP to Windows 2K3: Fast Windows XP to Windows 2K8: Very Slow ...
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Server 2012 - transparent SMB failover without shared discs, possible?

here is the scenario - there is a small set (200gb around) of data that I HAVE to keep available. Those are basically shared VHD images that serve as master images for a lot of our VM's - they then ...
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It is possible to put FreeNAS as Auth Server (SMB or LDAP), File server and Ubuntu as “Client” (Kerberos auth-pam)?

I want to configure my FreeNAS server as authentication server (user FreeNAS local user's to auth into ubuntu clients) and NAS server, of course. I have Ubuntu as clients and they are booting over ...
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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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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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smbget looses mtime

Unfortunately smbget looses the mtime of files: https://bugzilla.samba.org/show_bug.cgi?id=4199 Is there an other command line tool to get files which keeps the mtime?
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Why are hidden Windows shares not really hidden?

I've been taught that by appending a dollar sign to a share name, Windows would make it invisible to clients. And indeed, on Windows you can't see shares ending in a dollar sign; you have to type the ...
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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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FTP from mounted CIFS - Download never ends (continues after 100%)

I have the following situation: I have two servers, one sharing files over CIFS, the other shares files by FTP. The FTP-Server has the CIFS Share mounted, and FTP users can download from this mount. ...
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UNC mounting from web application

I've got a problem with long-term UNC mounts from my web application cluster (Arch Linux to various Windows versions) timing out so am looking into short-term (on demand) mount/unmount cycles via ...
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Disable CentOS users from everything but samba use.

I have a storage server running some samba shares. I need to create multiple users for each individual working at my company, but I only want them to be able to access samba from the client machines. ...
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Can access Windows 2008 share directly; write protected when using mapped drives

I have a non-domain network with a Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation here. All shares except one work flawlessly, with the users having the correct rights. This happens from BOTH clients, one a ...
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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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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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Samba server not visible from Win network

Samba 3.5 on Centos 6.3 Synopsis: I set up Samba on my linux host, but none of my Win machines on the subnet can see the host name. My host name (WOLTEST) does not show up in any of the Win ...
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smbd has to be restarted on boot

For some reason, smbd never seems to start correctly when the server starts. Simply calling /etc/init.d/smbd restart works great, but is there a way that I can either fix the underlying issue or add ...
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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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Connecting to Server 2008R2 SMB protocol issues creating unstable VPN

My question is in my answer to someone else's question. I am just trying to create a reliable secure connection between a Windows Server 2008 system and the clients who access it. What we had ...
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Is Samba good for anything in a pure Unix/Linux network?

I'm learning for the LPIC exam which includes a section about Samba. I'm asking myself, whether there is any meaningful or useful application for Samba in a pure Unix/Linux network without any Windows ...
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Deny Delete Windows SMB fileshare - Mac OS X client

I'm struggling with this one. We have a folder within a shared drive that a certain group (group1) of users that can read/write and delete their own files and folders. However there is one account in ...
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Why does windows (file) explorer try to connect to port 80 (http) instead just using smb?

Background: On an almost freshly installed pc I get a message along the lines of : "windows cannot find some-file-server-name. Check the spelling and try again"... when trying to access any ...
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Default file permissions when copying from Windows share to OS X

I have an issue that I haven't been able to find an answer for. I have a handful of Mac designers here that started using a program called Articulate to generate flash objects to embed on our ...
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Mac OSX Lion: Switch on SMB share depending on network connection

we have a Scanner that can save the scanned documents to an SMB share. So I need to switch on SMB sharing on the Mac - should be no problem. Issue: The Mac is a MacBook, which will also be used in ...
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Mount Mac OS X 10.7 share on CentOS?

I need to create a mount point/share on a Mac OS X 10.7.4 (non-server) machine that a CentOS 5.2 box can mount. I've searched a ton but most instances are for using a linux server and Mac client... ...
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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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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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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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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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How to speed up SMB connection between a Mac client and Isilon storage server?

So we have a Isilon Storage Cluster, and both Windows and Mac Clients connecting to it. Windows (for obvious reasons) connects and performs extremely well using SMB. OSX on the other hand, does not. ...
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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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Move samba and ldap config to new machine

I'm not advanced administrator so this may be n00b question but I'll be grateful for help. I have following problem: I have to move my server (ubuntu server) from old machine to new. I have samba ...
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Windows Server 2008 push and pull speeds different

We've run into a weird issue today when copying files from a Windows Server 2008 R2 (SP1) to a Windows 7 Prof. client. If I initiate the transfer from the Server 2008 box I'll get 80-100MB/sec which ...
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linux renames folders automatically

I have a file server with ubuntu installed It is accessed usually through smb either from pc (ubuntu) or laptop (windows 7) Sometimes it happens that folder names on the file server are changing to ...
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SMB over IPSec prompting for credentials

I am trying to connect our web server to customers SQL/file server through a VPN tunnel. Originally we had setup a PPTP VPN and I was able to access their file shares without issue. Since PPTP ...
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Sharing a symlinked (`mklink /d`) directory via SMB?

I have a Windows 7 amd64 box where one directory is shared: local path is d:\drop\ remote path is \\aloism\drop from SMB point of view, Everyone has Read and Write permission ACLs for the folder are ...
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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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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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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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Secure way to mount a password protected cifs share in mac

I'm maintaining a heterogeneous network of mac and linux so I decided to create a little perl script to unify mounting strategies across machines. Actually, I already have a working perl script, ...
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Are there any MFPs with Scan-To-Folder for less than $1000? [closed]

The title pretty much asks the question: Every MFP with the ability to scan to a SMB share with an editable file name I'm finding is more than $1000. Do cheaper ones exist?
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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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Cloud Storage/Remote Storage - Windows 7 Embedded

Currently I am running "Windows 7 Embedded" on a few Thin Clients (HP T5570E). I would like to store all user files running on the clients on a remote server (Not local). I have attempted using ...
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How are CIFS and SMB related to each other?

Are they synonyms, or components of a protocol stack? Answers with proof links are welcome.
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SMB SSH tunnel using putty client painfully slow

I've set up an SMB SSH tunnel using putty SSH client to edit my webpages directly from the server on my windows machine (also because my virtuazoo server doesn't allow NFS). Even setting blowfish as ...
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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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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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Debugging slow SMB packets from a specific desktop client

I'm having some serious problems locating a slowdown, and I hope you could assist me with this. We have an office network with ~50 clients and a main file server running Windows Server 2008 R2 ...
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SMB proxy: Connect to SMB server through SSH tunnel between two other hosts

I want localhost to access my company's SMB shares. These are located on a Win7 peer. This peer is running a virtual machine with Debian which itself is running an ssh daemon. I can easily create an ...
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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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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 ...