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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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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 ...
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bacula: how to back up a windows machine via smb?

How do you set up a job in bacula to back up a windows machine via SMB (machine does not have the bacula agent installed)? According to the feature set this is supported. I would imagine somewhere I ...
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How to force Windows to prompt for credentials while accessing share

By default when I access some computer's share ( typing \\hostname in Windows Explorer ) Windows passes credential of my current user. It prompts for credentials only when current user's credentials ...
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Prevent owner to change permissions on network share

we have a Sun Storage Appliance (7110) with a SMB/CIFS share configured. It is joined to our Active Directory. What I am trying to accomplish is: ordinary Domain Users (builtin AD-group) should have ...
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Access Windows file share over the internet

At home I have a fileserver which is running Windows XP Pro. There are various SMB shares set up on it which can be accessed fine from within the network. Recently there has been the need to access ...
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Is there a flag I can pass to either `df` or `mount` to make them display results for only locally-mounted filesystems?

I'm getting mighty tired of having to manually egrep out NFS- and SMB-mounted filesystems whenever I am checking on the condition of locally-mounted filesystems. So, my question is thus: is there some ...
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windows server 2008 r2 how to limit access to smb by ip range?

Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit. Only role installed is File Server -> File Server Resource Manager. Box is member of AD. I have local admin access and can put in a ticket with domain admin if need ...
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FreeNAS not allowing any hosts, even when specifying them

I just setup a new FreeNAS .7.2 box with two 1TB drives mirrored. Configuration seems solid and I can even browse the SMB shares I created from any computer on the network. However when I try to add ...
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How to fix OSX client to Windows share hangs?

I have 2 x MacBook Pro's (OSX 10.6.7) that access files stored on a 64-bit and a 32-bit Windows 7 PC. The MBP clients can connect to the Windows shares and transfer files with no problem. However, ...
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Mac os snow leopard (10.6) can't connect to any smb fileshare. Connection Fails permission to access denied

Mac os snow leopard (10.6) can't connect to ANY smb (windows/linux) fileshares. Other macs can connect just fine, so I know the problem is machine specific. Go->Connect to server... select the ...
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Cannot connect to remote SMB share from SBS 2003 server

I've got an SBS server with 2 NICs running ISA 2004. I can connect to remote shares via IP from workstations behind the ISA server just fine (e.g. \\xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx\c$ where xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx is an IP ...
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Mac OS X automount not mounting fstab entries correctly

I'm trying to automount a Windows SMB share on Mac OS X. The first thing I tried was to put entries only in /etc/fstab: $ dgrant$ cat /etc/fstab //darrengrant@d-grant/share /pc/share smbfs ...
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Connecting to Samba share over the internet

I have been trying to connect a Linux box to a remote Samba share, with no success. The Samba share is a NAS, mapped to be accessible from the Internet, and to be used as a secondary backup box. The ...
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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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Mac OS X Server 10.6.6 - Copying files to SMB share results in access denied

I've setup the server. Opendirectory LDAP is running. Created a group called ArchitectureOffice and i've got 4 accounts as members of that group. Created a folder on the Server HD under Shared Items, ...
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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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Load balancing a Windows File Share using HA-Proxy

After pulling my hair out over DFS I just had this weird and potentially dangerous idea come into my head whereby, just possibly, I might be able to use HA-Proxy to load balance a file share between ...
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Windows 2008 R2 NFS to ESXi 4.1 NFS Datastore

all. What I am asking is really complicated. So, I am not sure if it is even possible. It will be a two-parter. Part One: TLDR: MYWIN2K8HOSTWITHNFS+AD -------(NFS)------> ESXI41HOST+AD First, ...
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Windows file share: why sometimes newly created files aren't visible for some period of time?

Please note, I copied this question from SO, because understood that ServerFault is better place for such kind of questions (http://stackoverflow.com/questions/5159220) Hello We were faced with very ...
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Mount Google AppEngine as Windows Drive

The plan is to use Google AppEngine as closed cloud datastore, not for content delivery, for our cloud based Windows Server 2003 machines. How could Google AppEngine be mounted as a drive with a ...
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access denied searching mapped drive via windows explorer

when searching a mapped drive in a windows server 2008 environment i receive an access denied error message in windows explorer. this message happens with windows 7 professional 32-bit only. Can ...
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Native SMB/CIFS through ZFS or Samba Instead

I was totally unaware of native SMB/CIFS on ZFS. This wiki doc does not mention performance differences. What kind of performance differences exist between the two?
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permanent NAS-mount in Ubuntu - wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock

My network drive shows up in the file browser, just like my external usb-harddrive. Moving, running and editing files works. Hovering over it shows smb://lacie-2big/nasdisk . BUT, when I want to save ...
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How can I improve performance over SMB/CIFS for an application that has poor write speeds?

I have a third party application that reads several large files and generates a third large file. Its performance is quite good when the generated file is stored on "local storage", i.e. either a ...
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SMB/CIFS connection, attempting to change the permissionswithin rhel5 to comply with the clients needs

I can get the mount to work and as written in /etc/fstab: //pcsprdvhost.prod.tsh.mis.mckesson.com/sftphome /sftphome2 cifs ...
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Mount samba filesystem into RHEL 5.5

How can I mount windows share file system into RHEL? I'm not a sysadmin, but I got this task assigned :( I've tried this solution mount -t smbfs -o username=samba,password=samba ...
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Unable to open a Linux SMB share from the domain controller

I am trying to access the SMB share which resides on one of my linux development servers, whether I type \\servername or \\192.168.0.100 (it's ip), I get asked for the username/password and then it ...
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Measuring network throughput with netcat vs. CIFS/SMB transfer rates

I have been attempting to measure and benchmark our LAN's throughput as part of a larger project. Our LAN is constructed using cat5e and HP ProCurve 1800-24G switches which support 10/100/1000 Mbps ...
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How do you disable SMB printing support?

I'm running CentOS on a storage server that has to do file sharing for with Windows machines. SMB version is smbd version 3.5.5-68.fc13 I'm getting a lot of error messages in /var/log/messages ...
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sharemgr with smb hates file system mount points?

I've migrated my zfs pool back into Solaris 11. I'd been happily sharing files on linux with ZFS-fuse and samba before, and FreeBSD 8.1 using samba before that. I have some data sets within data sets ...
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Samba35 configuration on FreeBSD 8.1 RELEASE

I'm currently trying to create a Samba share on a lightweight home network, and I'm having a bit of trouble configuring Samba 3.5.6 compiled from the ports tree. What I'm looking for is pretty basic. ...
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How can I stop SMB on Windows 7 null authenticating?

This is a nasty question to be asking but we're really desperate. By which I mean we have about four hours to fix this or dire consequences will follow. We have a PC for card processing in our office ...
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How to prevent samba from holding a file lock after a client disconnects?

Here I have a Samba server (Debian 5.0) thats is configured to host Windows XP profiles. Clients connects to this server and work on their profiles directly on the samba share (the profile is not ...
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IRPStackSize and Accessing Windows 7 Shares from Windows XP clients

I received a new Windows 7 workstation (replacing an older Windows 7 workstation) and started running into errors accessing my file shares from Windows XP machines. I get various errors that seem to ...
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SMB claimed to be “slow”

Our company network (which I believe is a windows domain run on server 2008) is painfully slow. A prime example of this is copying files over SMB - listings take minutes, and copying even modestly ...
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SMB shares on migrated VM no longer accessible from windows 7

I have a Centos VM that has a Samba server with a couple of network volumes that are normally accessed from my Win 7 workstation. I temporarily moved the VM from its normal ESXi host to another Vmware ...
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How to write to Samba folder?

I created a Samba share on my CentOS machine and I can connect to the share and read the contents but I cannot write files to it or delete them. In Samba I have set readable to yes and writeable to ...
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How to configure smb.conf file for samba share in centos 5?

Iam new to the samba, so can anyone please give basic information to configure smb.conf. And also how it provides permissions and authentication?
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VSS Copies from Network SMB/CIFS File Share on Mac OS X Client

We have a file share we want to roll out at work, and someone asked if there is a way OS X clients can see VSS copies on the network share they mount (to restate: a SMB/CIFS share on a server on the ...
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Have a Linux files server authenticating against Active Directory. Is it possible to auto-create a user's home directory?

I have a Debian box authenticating against our Active Directory and it's working well. Currently, only users who've logged into the server via SSH (against AD) have an directory they can access ...