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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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 ...
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Use Apache as an HTTP proxy for SMB/CIFS links (Bonus points for Synology solution)

Am I doing this right? Situation: a file server (FILE_SERVER) containing a share with a bunch of documents. users can access files on the share either with afp://FILE_SERVER/SHARE/path/to/doc ...
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TCP/IP ports necessary for CIFS/SMB operation

If I want to allow Windows networked drives between two firewalled computers, do I need to open ports 137-139, or is port 445 sufficient? I have to submit a form and get approval to open firewall ...
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Windows XP cannot execute binary file on Network Share

I'm having a Network Share provided by a Mac OS X Lion Server on a recent Mac Mini Server (CIFS / SMB); mounting the share in Windows (XP) is no problem, reading and writing neither. But when ever I ...
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PHP-CLI cannot execute scripts on Samba Share (using cifs) inside a guest VM (Centos 6)

I have a centos 6 VM running as a guest within Virtualbox. I've set up a LAMP stack which I am able to access from the host (Windows) environment. I've mounted a SMB share using 'mount -t cifs' and ...
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Why can't I connect on port 445?

I need to collect baseline performance data on a SQL Server running on Windows Server 2008 R2. When I open perfmon on my computer running Windows 7 and try to add counters from the remote server, I ...
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Group Policy drive maps fail with Error Code: 0x80070043

I'm running a Server 2008 R2 domain with all Windows 7 x64 bit client machines. All drives are mapped using Group Policy. Which were previously on a NAS We just built a new, huge, fast server. So ...
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2008R2 DC owning PDC FSMO role does not become Domain Master Browser

last Saturday we promoted a new virtual 2008R2 server as dc and transferred all FSMO roles to it. Today we spend all day chasing down a problem with the domain browser function. First some ...
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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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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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Setup OpenVPN solution, how to configure it

I have a SMB client where I need to install a VPN solution. I have one CentOS server that has 3 network connections , one is an Internet connection that comes from a router. It has 10.x.x.x address ...
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Issue with mount.cifs in Ubuntu [while accessing Windows samba share using a localServerUser]

I am having a hard time figuring out an issue while trying to mount a windows share in Ubuntu 10.04. Issue: The problem is I am not able to mount a windows share using a serverLocalUser present in ...
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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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OS X 10.7, shell scripting to Windows Server 2003 shared folder

I have a remote WS2003 machine that I can remote into to manage an IIS server. For convenience I also have the app root directly as a shared folder which I can mount in Finder on my OS X laptop. ...
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Windows samba share: drop cache after DNS change

Suppose I have following entry in hosts.cfg file: 1.2.3.4 test # foo machine I start script that every second call ping test and cat \\test\share\machine-name.txt Script output: IP: 1.2.3.4; ...
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Reinstall smb / samba [closed]

Is there a way to reinstall smb & samba as if it was a clean install? I am having so much problems with accessing Windows Share directories on my Ubuntu 11.10 (with Gnome 3 Shell) that I want to ...
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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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mac osx lion samba3 installed, not visible in windows 7 network list

so here is the thing. i have installed samba3 on my macbook pro (osx lion) if i go to my windows pc and i put \\<ip of mac> into explorer bar this works i get the list of shared files. But now ...
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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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Use terminal to access dir/file that's been installed via SMB? [closed]

I'm using Ubuntu on my computer. On my desktop, I see a folder that says 'web on 10.100.10.28'. When I try to overwrite a file, I get a good warning 'The file already exists in ...
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Windows server has trouble connecting to file shares

Server is running Server 2008 R2 Enterprise, Rest are Server 2008 R2 Standard I think its an issue with the credentials that it's using? This is a backup server that connects to the admin shares of ...
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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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How can I set up temporary failover for a “write-only” smb share?

I am tasked to set up a storage server which will be used to "receive" data from an Illumina machine running very expensive DNA sequencing operations with limited interruptibility. The sequencer ...
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Windows Host File - SMB Network Share using host entry that points to local machine

I am doing something a little creative with our server. We are building a preloaded image of our server software. Sometimes our customers ask that we can store the data over a network share, and ...
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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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How much network overhead (and file locking issues) can I expect for 25-50 users on a Visual FoxPro 9 ERP DB via SMB/CIFS?

Alternate question title: How can I translate “This software gives me the creeps” to a business case to upper management for not buying it? I am the IT Department for a small company which has ...
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Solaris 11 SMB server sometimes becomes unreachable for some Windows XP clients

I've got a Solaris 11 box acting as a NAS/SAN for both a small virtualised environment (over iSCSI and NFS), as well as a central filestore for a global team (over SMB). It works fine for most people, ...
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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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How to make Hudson write to remote disk?

I have a problem writing to a remote disk using Hudson. When I write in it manually, it works. The two computers implied: one is on Windows XP and the other is a Mac mini server. The disk that needs ...
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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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Duplicating a file on a Windows fileshare

I have a client-side application which modifies a data file on a file share. Essentially every time the application runs I'd like to back up the data file to a backups folder on the share. ...
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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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Protect subfolders in a public share

CentOS box with smb and afp. There is a a share that everyone has read/write access to, I want to prevent a couple folders within that share from being able deleted, but still allowing full ...
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Getting Samba, DHCP and DNS to play nice

The scenario: a simple home network. At its core it consists of: an ADSL 4port wireless router. Acting as a DHCP server. (running dd-wrt) An Ubuntu server, running Samba, as a NAS. a mix of other ...
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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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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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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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Hidden mounted drive

Is there a way to mount a network drive and keep it hidden or non-browsable..? I want to mount a NAS drive to store our daily backups on, but I also want to limit access to this drive in some way so ...
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SMB Share Through the Web

I'm looking to setup an SMB/windows share that you can access through the internet on either a windows 2003 or windows 2008 server. This would be for a server behind a firewall, I have a handle on ...