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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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 ...
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Windows 7 Professional Cannot Connect to Share - Wrong password

I know that this question has actually been asked a few times before, but every solution I found didn't yield any results on my end, I can't get my head around it: When I am trying to connect to a ...
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Which perfmon counter watches for incoming SMB connections on W2K3 server?

Which perfmon counter watches for incoming SMB connections on W2K3 server? I'm trying to see if the SMB command queue is full at times or not... Or are there even better ways to find this? On a w2k3 ...
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Prioritize One Network Share Over Another And/Or Cap Network Share Traffic? (Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise)

One of my fileservers is a hyper v VM running Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise. The NIC in the VM maps to a 1 GB NIC on the host that is dedicated just to this VM. I have two shares on the file ...
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sql server trusted connection with windows 8 microsoft account

We have a few developers that work, connecting in through a VPN for access to the development SQL Server 2012. Historically they've used Win7 machines and develop the website against this database in ...
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Determine whether OS X to Windows SMB traffic and password are encrypted

I connected to a Windows Server 2008 R2 shared folder from a Mac OS X Mountain Lion computer over the Internet using this command: mount -t smbfs //user@server/path/to/share local_folder Is traffic ...
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Mounting NAS drive with cifs using credentials file through fstab does not work

I can mount the drive in the following way, no problem there: mount -t cifs //nas/home /mnt/nas -o username=username,password=pass\!word,uid=1000,gid=100,rw,suid However if I try to mount it via ...
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Why does our Windows 7 Desktop keep continually making SMB requests to our SBS2003 server? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I deal with a compromised server? One of our desktop machines (Win 7 64 bit) has recently been complaining of slow down, particularly when accessing resources on ...
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dnsmasq and openvpn, server resolving different IPs based on client network

Long time lurker, first time poster - here it goes: We've got an office server running Debian 6. It's used as a smb file server, ssh server, openvpn server, dns and dhcp server (via dnsmasq). The smb ...
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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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Remote filesystem with files caching

Here is my current setup: I connect on a DSL line using SSH to a remote linux box with samba installed. I create a tunnel by forwarding port 139 on my local linux box. I then use smbmount to access ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 - Share via name not working, but IP does work [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to Configure Windows Machine to Allow File Sharing with DNS Alias I have a Windows 2008 R2 Server running AD and DNS. I modified the hosts file so that ...
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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 ...