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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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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HP Printer Unable to connect to SMB on Mac [migrated]

I've got an HP Officejet 8600 which can scan to an SMB Network Folder. I've got an iMac running Mavericks that I would like to use as the SMB destination for Scans from the Officejet. SMB has been ...
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User permissions/feature limitations of the native zfs smbshare service on linux

I'm using zfs on linux, using the sharesmb=on option to try out the native smb share feature instead of adding the zfs tank path to my smb.conf file. The share has shown up on my windows machines, ...
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How to use SSH to access file shares: Win2012->2012 from service

This relates to Win2012-R2 on both sides of the equation. Bitvise and others have shown how to do SMB over SSH, for example here: http://www.bitvise.com/file-sharing However, this has the downside ...
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Why do “net use” and windows “map network drive” share have a drastic speed difference?

Why, when I copy a file (windows explorer copy, paste), am I getting ~100KB/s transfer rate from a drive mapped using the "net use" command in the command prompt and between 25-50MB/s transfer rate ...
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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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server 2008, SMB issues after changing to virtual network

I have a windows 2008 server that I use as AD, DNS, and mostly for file sharing. I wanted to use hyper-V to add a virtual Linux box for some network monitoring software. So I added the external ...
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Samba only works when firewall is disabled

I can not seem to get samba to work correctly without disabling iptables. As soon as I disable iptables everything works perfectly although I am not fond of not having a firewall in place. I am hoping ...
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samba login fail, smbpasswd / tdbsam / pdbedit missconfiguration?

I cannot get to login, running a samba server on debian7, I can't get a win 8 client to browse non-guest folder. smbpasswd is not doing anything on using it with -a username. my backend is tdbsam and ...
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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 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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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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Forcing SMB Over 445 Instead of 80

A similar question had been asked here (Windows file explorer using port 80 (webdav) instead of 445 (samba smb cifs) for UNC path), however the solution did not work for my purposes. I've recently ...
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Debian Squeeze Slow SMB/Samba Write Speeds [closed]

Arch: x86_64 OS: Debian Sub-Version: Squeeze Prev Speed: 3-5MB Current Speed: 1MB Connection: WIFI WIFI Speed: 150Mbps I have been Google'in and testing for hours using the same file. I was ...
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~50tb of storage in Azure presented as a single Windows File Share

I have googled, the closest thing I have found so far is another SF question here: Azure Storage limitations The Goal: Move approx 50TB of storage to the cloud, present that storage as a standard ...
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Weird Issue on 2008R2 while access Shares using linuxe SMB share

I have Linux share in my network.While using windows 2008 r2 user open any file from the share in user profile recent document it show only open document multiple time. When it open form windows share ...
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Mapping a drive from Windows on a remote Mac via SMB [closed]

I have a Mac Mini in one of our offices that is used as a file server locally. I would like for it to serve the files to remote clients as well. I have File Sharing enabled and Windows Sharing on in ...
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smb running but not appearing in network [migrated]

So i'm trying to setup a few shares on my home network and after 2 days of googleing i can't get it to work. i've added it to firewalld, but all i see is it being unhappy about printers. Both the PC ...
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Premature SMB/CIFS Session Close (System error 1312)

In attempting to issue a "net use" to a NetApp share, I'm experiencing a very unique situation. A particular user is required to issue scans across a CIFS, however that user (which has full ...
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Can't access share sometimes and some strange performance issues

I'm getting error 0x80070043 "The network name cannot be found" when accessing \\dc01 (the root), but can access shares via \\dc01\share. When I get that error I also didn't get the network drive on ...
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Is there a way to connect a remote folder with local cache on OSX or Windows workstation?

A company with 50 graphic designers are working on the same file server. They are using mainly Indesign. A typical project is a 60 pages indesign document with 1.5GB of linked files (something like ...
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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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Cannot connect via SMB to Synology bound to OpenDirectory using local or domain credentials

We have a OpenDirectory Domain on a Mac OS X 10.9 Server. Our Synology is bound to the domain. Users are able to successfully authenticate using their OpenDirectory credentials to connect to the ...
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Port forwarding for samba

Alright, here's the setup: Internet -> Modem -> WRT54G -> hubs -> winxp workstations & linux smb server. Its basically a home-style distributed internet connection setup, except its at a school. ...
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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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Samba Shares Without Using Winbind

I am curious if it is possible to use samba shares without using winbind. In our current environment we are using SSSD, Kerberos, and Samba to complete the required tasks such as joining the windows ...
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Toshiba eStudio350 scan to SMB file in Windows 8 Homegroup causing file storage error

My question concerns a large format, stand alone copy machine. I am trying to scan from the copy machine to users' folders on the network. I have done this with various copiers in the past and it ...
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samba permisions when copying files to file share

Maintainign a ubuntu server for a client where they use several file shares through smb. Fileshares have permisions to user groups and are set to 0770 Lately I get a lot of complaints from users ...
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Cannot connect via RDP/SMB via DNS?

We have a SBS (Windows Small Business Server) running DHCP and DNS. One of our VMs is a test VM. Due to security reasons, this VM is not inside the Domain and has no access to network drives etc. ...
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How do I tell a headless Ubuntu 14.04 server how to access a shared drive that is on Windows domain and renew password for a Windows user?

Inside a corporate situation, the machines are largely controlled using Microsoft technology. I have another server on the same network that is running Ubuntu 14.04 headless. No GUI. I want to write ...
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Windows 2012 R2 disables SMB1

We have a Windows 2012 R2 server that acts as a file server. Initially our copy machine worked with scanning to the file share. After an update, the scan to file share stopped working and eventually ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...