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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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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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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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 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 ...