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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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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Linux samba server: cifs_mount failed w/return code = -12

Server: RHEL 5.9 / smbd 3.0.33 - Clients: various, though all were using current mount.cifs (5.2) I already solved this problem, but it was such a nightmare to hunt down these error codes I felt like ...
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Windows 7 Professional Cannot Connect to Share - Wrong password

I know that this question has actually been asked a few times before, but every solution I found didn't yield any results on my end, I can't get my head around it: When I am trying to connect to a ...
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Deny Delete Windows SMB fileshare - Mac OS X client

I'm struggling with this one. We have a folder within a shared drive that a certain group (group1) of users that can read/write and delete their own files and folders. However there is one account in ...
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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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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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Why do I have to remount an smb share if I want to recreate a directory?

Suppose I have an SMB share mounted somewhere in a Linux filesystem. If I do this (from within the mounted share): rm -rf some-directory mkdir some-directory ls -a some-directory some-directory is ...
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Why is my OSX client having so much trouble connecting to our SMB server?

I'm asking this here because I think I'm more likely to find SMB/kerberos experts here than in Ask Different, which seems to be mostly related to OSX client issues. When I first connect to our SMB ...
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Very strange NFS speed

I've been looking into this behaviour for quite a bit, I'm not sure if it's normal but strange or an issue, I'm hoping someone can provide some info: I have a small linux server, but am using windows ...
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alternative to smb.conf / normal samba configuration

I have a Ubuntu-based server that provides SMB access for many users. Is there any way I could manage the shares and user permissions WITHOUT having to update smb.conf everytime? I'm not using LDAP in ...
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SMB Share (samba) Centos 6 Mounted hard drive Permission Denied

I have set up a SMB share on Centos for all users. This share is available and working correctly. Guide followed -> CentOS 6.4 Samba Standalone Server With tdbsam Backend Procedure: For diagnostic ...
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Intermittent, successful reads between .Net application on Windows 2008 to an Isilon over SMB2 taking 30 seconds

We have a .Net 2.0 application that reads files off an Isilon share using SMB2. Normally, we have sub-second performance. Between 0 and 2% of the requests, take 30 seconds. The problem appears to ...
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Deleting a file over SAMBA, server is seeing 1MB/s upload

Server: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64 bit. Client: Win7 professional 64 bit. Creds: account on server. no domain, no kerberos. Samba config: stock. shares have very simple access retrictions like writeable on, ...
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Synology cifs mount wont allow execution

I have a synology NAS. I am able to mount a cifs directory fine on linux (tried both centos 6 and Ubuntu 12). I can do everything fine except I can't execute anything on it. If I try tab to complete, ...
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Network File Transfer Failures using Windows 7 Client and Windows CE “server”

Our company has 3 printers from Solidscape, each of which are controlled by a directly attached Windows CE device. This device exposes a file share via SMB which can be used to drop print jobs to be ...
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Connecting Windows 7 client to NT4 server share in AD domain

I'm attempting to get Windows (XP+) clients to talk to an NT4 server. All machines are joined to an active directory domain. Domain logins work everywhere and authentication works between all machines ...
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Unkillable process after connection loss to samba share

Using this manual I've mounted samba share. I'm copying files to it using python script. Everything is working fine until some problem with network occurs. After that I get unkillable process in "D" ...
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saving issues osx 10.8 adobe photoshop on server smb

we get several saving issues while saving files in Adobe applications CS 6 (especially in Photoshop) on a Windows Server 2003 Share connected via SMB. Unfortunately the problems aren't able to be ...
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CHMOD permission denied on SMB share

I'm mounting an SMB/CIFS share on my CentOS 6.4 server using /etc/fstab as follows: Mount windows share to /mnt/mywebsite //10.1.1.4/mywebsite /mnt/mywebsite cifs ...
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Samba is faster than NFS when accessing from Mac, any reason

Refer to this question (closed): Sharing folder from Linux to Mac, Samba or NFS?, most people suggested that NFS is faster and therefore I did a quick test: MacBook Pro / OSX Lion Ubuntu 12.04 ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 SMB share, deleted files and folders lock up

We work in a mixed Mac / PC environment. Desktop operators work on Mac only, whereas our backend services are Windows based. Also some manual operations are done on Windows 7. We call our problem ...
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Prioritize One Network Share Over Another And/Or Cap Network Share Traffic? (Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise)

One of my fileservers is a hyper v VM running Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise. The NIC in the VM maps to a 1 GB NIC on the host that is dedicated just to this VM. I have two shares on the file ...
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dnsmasq and openvpn, server resolving different IPs based on client network

Long time lurker, first time poster - here it goes: We've got an office server running Debian 6. It's used as a smb file server, ssh server, openvpn server, dns and dhcp server (via dnsmasq). The smb ...
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smbget looses mtime

Unfortunately smbget looses the mtime of files: https://bugzilla.samba.org/show_bug.cgi?id=4199 Is there an other command line tool to get files which keeps the mtime?
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FTP from mounted CIFS - Download never ends (continues after 100%)

I have the following situation: I have two servers, one sharing files over CIFS, the other shares files by FTP. The FTP-Server has the CIFS Share mounted, and FTP users can download from this mount. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Using Bazaar (BZR) on AFP or SMB mounted server not wroking

Has anyone been able to get BZR working on a mounted AFT or SMB mounted share? I've tried both (The AFP volume is actually coming off an Xserver.) and neither work. I have BZR 2.0.0 and am running ...
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Network Transfer Rate on SMB/FTP

We're trying to optimise our network transfer rate from the client PCs to the file server, but having no luck. If I run an iperf test between a client PC (Windows XP) and our server (Linux) with a ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 Shared folders are very slow when uploading files

I have a little problem, I have a server with Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise edition with the File Service installed, and a client with Windows 7 Pro. Everything works fine but the file transfert ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Mount a shared windows folder in debian

I am trying to mount a shared windows folder on my debian machine. I have installed smbclient and cifs-utils and then to mount it I enter /etc/fstab and apply the following line ...
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Copying large files to Server 2008 compressed directory very slow with no obvious reason

I've observed a curious problem with our Windows Server 2008 x64 based file server when copying large (~3GB) files from a Windows 7 x64 workstation. The copy becomes extremely slow often proceeding at ...
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Network Scanner/Fax not sending correctly to SMB Share

I have a Canon LaserClass 830i Network Printer/Scanner/Fax. It has a static IP, is configured correctly to our File Server, but when it scans a file/receives a fax and tries to send it to the ...
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Is there any way to change the SMB2 port from default 445 to another in windows 7?

I know that ports can be changed by adding follow key to regsitry in windows XP. [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\NetBT\Parameters\Smb] "SessionPort"=dword:0000022b ...
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SMB share client side connection (Win7 with net use) is very slow

I have a SMB share on a CentOS server. Windows 7 based clients connect to the server via OpenVPN. Then net use is used to init the share. On some clients (not all) I am experiencing very long ...
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MFP Scan-To-Folder Feature Not Communicating with Windows 2008 Server

I have a Gestetner Dsm730 that has been working quite well using the Scan-To-Folder feature with Windows 2008 server. Suddenly, it stopped working. All other network functions of the MFP work -- it ...