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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Can Perfmon be used to monitor free space on a (mounted) SMB share?

Is there a way to use Windows Perfmon to monitor available space on a (mounted) SMB share? For example: on server ABC, I'd have a share \\DEF\SharedFiles mounted. As I can't set up any monitoring on ...
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Mac clients accessing a Windows NTFS share resetting permissions at deeper folder levels. Why?

Here's the setup: Windows 2008 server c:\share folder with the following permissions (read, read/write are not important at this point, I don't think): User1 User2 c:\share\add_user3 folder with ...
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Toshiba eStudio350 scan to SMB file in Windows 8 Homegroup causing file storage error

The network consists of 3 Windows 8.1 PCs in a Homegroup with no windows servers, no active directory, etc. Toshiba eStudio350 printer scanner copier fax IP: 192.168.1.6 (static outside DHCP ...
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Unable to create Hyper-V VM on SMB share

I'm trying to create a VM on Hyper-V 2012 R2 server and I'm getting this error: The server encountered an error while creating VMNAME The Operation failed Failed to create external configuration ...
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Is IPSec the only way to encrypt Microsoft SMB (CIFS) traffic?

I'm looking for ways to encrypt Microsoft SMB data traffic between a client and Windows server or filer appliance. This is not about encrypting the authentication but the actual data transfer. Is ...
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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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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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Windows Server 2012 R2 performance for Mac OS X Clients (File Services)

I am inheriting a Windows 2012 R2 Server that is experiencing abysmal SMB/CIFS performance for Mac OS X Clients in particular. The server is doing file services and is an Active Directory Domain ...
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Mounting Windows Share from Ubuntu

I've a windows shared folder which I can access by typing \share\files\ in "run" or address tab of windows file explorer. I need to use that in Ubuntu. So I added \\share\files\ /mnt/share/ cifs ...
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CIFS shares disconnection

On a SOLARIS system I have a CIFS share on which clients access via AD. The problem is that it desconnects (once a day maybe) when it should remain persistent. I have every time to rejoin again to the ...
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System Error 1240 mounting network share on Server 2008

I want to share a folder from a standalone Server 2012 system on a private LAN that other servers can access without authentication. There is no domain/AD in my environment. This is usually a simple ...
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Samba authenticates users, but does not reply

Sometimes the samba 4.1.11 stops serving the clients. Every day, I have to restart the smbd just to get this fixed. The windows clients say, that the shared device is unreachable or the authentication ...
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Which file sharing protocol (SMB/AFS/NFS/SMB2/SMB3) is best for an mixed client environment within an ad?

I'm just setting up freenas with ZFS and was wondering which file sharing protocol / data transfer protocol is the best to use? Has anyone experiences? I guess i have a very typical business setup. I ...
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How can I block the SMB (445/tcp) port on Windows 2012R2 Data Center?

I've got an interesting software configuration (Alfresco CIFS) that requires me to block access to the Windows SMB port for proper operation. I tried adding a new inbound firewall rule at the top ...
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Listing available smb shares on a network through the command line in linux

I was wondering if there is a way of listing all the smb servers on a local network (like looking at a network neighborhood in windows) via the command line in fedora.
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SMB Latency Issue with Multiple Users

We have a program that works by being shared over the network as a normal Windows Mapped Drive. You run the program from the mapped drive and it stores its files in flat file databases in that mapped ...
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premitted user cannot access file through UNC path

I was created a document and would like to share files through email, the file was located at windows 2012 file server, so I attached UNC hyperlink in email and distribute it to teammates. But my ...
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Connecting with SMB from Mac to Windows server

I'm trying to connect from my Mac to a directory on a Windows server. Here is what I'm doing from the finder : menu Go->connect to server->smb://srv-fichiers1/Personnel/conujer I get an error ...
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What exactly is insecure about Samba access over the Internet?

I have a folder on a Linux server that I need to share with a number of different clients all over the country. Some requirements: The folder needs to be mountable as an ordinary network drive in ...
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Win7 loses connection to network shares after resume unless server specified using FQDN

My Win7 client has a connection to a Linux server and its shared folders. The problem occurs when the computer wakes up after a sleep and then one of the shared folders is not accessible. I receive ...
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Windows 8.1 keeps prompting for Network Share Credentials after every log on or restart

I have a Network drive Shared in a Workgroup with 3 clients. Two clients with Windows 7 have persistent connections to the Share. No issues with those two. My windows 8.1 client keeps prompting for ...
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Can't access SMB shares on Windows but can on Linux

I've been having some problems with a Samba share that I recently set up. The share's configuration is as follows: [data] path = /media/data available = yes valid users = admin read only = no ...
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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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Possible SMB issue after server migration

im troubleshooting a performance issue with one of our applications after a server upgrade. We have moved from server 2003 SP2 to 2008 R2 for our file/print. The application is installed locally on ...
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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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Long pause when accessing DFS namespace

We've recently migrated our Windows network to use DFS for shared files. DFS is working well, except for one annoying problem: users experience a significant delay when they try to access a DFS ...
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Windows 2K8 R2 in AD environment not allowing SMB connections

I've got 2 Windows2k8R2 VMs. One is the domain controller, the other one is a TS server. Both have network discovery and file sharing enabled. Currently the TS server is not allowing any SMB ...
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Mounting an NFS or SMB share onto OSX only while connected to VPN

I'm setting up my machine to connect to network share resources at the place I work (there are NFS shares and SMB shares). This access is only possible through VPN. So my question is, Is there a way ...
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Leveraging rsync for a local copy between two slow drives, benefits without a daemon

I am confused by the benefits of rsync (3.1.1) if there is no daemon running remotely, e.g. copying from a drive mounted via SMB2 (via a VPN) to an external HDD (USB 2.0, sadly). Both connections are ...
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How can I probe an SMB share for unencrypted access?

I am enabling SMB encryption with: Set-SmbServerConfiguration -EncryptData $true -Force From a monitoring service, I want to verify that only encrypted connections are accepted. How can I attempt ...
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veto files on a Windows Share

On Linux you can just edit the smb.conf file and add a veto files setting to ignore and delete certain files, this came in really handy as both OS X and Windows love to create extra files. However, ...
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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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Windows 7 extremely slow with samba 4

I'm experiencing extremely slow performance when trying to copy files from and to a samba 4 share. I'm using Debian and the Samba 4 SerNet packages and everything is up to date on the client as well ...
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SMB reverse port forward fails to connect

I have a rather complex server setup consisting of a reverse SSH tunnel through a Linux VPS. Namely, server A is a Mac Mini and runs a script which reverse tunnels to the VPS, which we'll call B. ...
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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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Allow overwriting of open files on a smb share

We have a smb share on a linux box which is used as network share for windows machines. We put an executable on it for everyone to use. The issue is that if anyone has the application running, we ...
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Folder sizes at 0 bytes with Samba shares on Windows 7

Background info: Running Samba version 3.6.9 Successfully authenticating shares with Active Directory (user/file permissions) Able to successfully connect to shares - no issues at all. So, ...
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Ubuntu Client, connect to windows SMB share on domain joined server using local credentials

I'm having some trouble connecting to the C$ share on one of my servers. I can do so using an account from the domain administrators group, however can't access most files on the server. I instead get ...
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SMB2 over 1GB PTP Link - 10ms latency

Maybe I'm expecting way more from SMB2 than what's realistic. Here is the scenario. Windows 7 Client (Local) A) Win2008R2 Server (LAN -- 1GB, <1ms) B) Win2008R2 Server (WAN -- 1GB, 10ms) ...
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Can I give an application pool access to a remote share without an active directory domain?

I have an IIS application running on Server A. It needs the ability to write to a folder on a UNC share, currently on Server B. I would like to keep the share on Server B, but this environment does ...
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Permission denied on Samba share

I am trying to setup a simple samba share, but all I can get is "permission denied" (both in Windows and Linux). This is my share section: [pdf] comment = PDFs browseable = yes ...
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Slow directory listing on remote ExtremeZ-IP/SMB windows file servers

I have Win2k8R2 file servers set up around the globe to distribute files using JAMF's Casper Suite to Mac OS X systems. However I've been noticing some very slow server responses lately. For example. ...
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Server unable to browse shares on itself

Having a rather weird issue with our 2008 Domain Controller When on the server itself and attempting to browse via explorer to \\server or \\192.168.1.1 we get an error message saying : "\\SERVER is ...
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Windows file server denying openfile for the first few seconds a process is running

I'm trying to figure out the cause of a problem that happen at two of our customer's. They are running our application with the executable located on a SMB share on a Windows 2008 R2 servers (the one ...
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SMB vs NFS authentication

Can anyone briefly describe me what is the biggest difference between SMB authentication and NFS v.3 authentication? I think that in SMB it is based on user's login and password whereas in NFS it is ...
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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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Multiple W2K8 CNames with the same file share name to one server [closed]

I'm the sole DBA at a "juvenile-tier" SAAS company, which means that I came up through the dev track and knew how to feel out small and large queries and network transfers, and interface with a ...
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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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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.