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Questions tagged [file-sharing]

A mechanism for allowing and mediating access to files for non-local users and programs. Such mechanisms are either built on top of local filesystems or seamlessly integrated into distributed filesystems. Common examples of file sharing mechanisms include CIFS (SMB, DFS), NFS, GlusterFS, Lustre.

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Server 2012 R2-DFS Replication not working one direction-Insufficient Disk Space error but it's not

I have seen several posts on this issue and possible solutions, so far nothing helped in my case. We have two servers S1 (Primary) and S2 connected in LAN. We have users folder in Replication Group. ...
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Large-ish shared file directory very slow to open files

I have network share that contains several folders. One of those folders contains somewhere around 70,000 files, most of which are fairly small (less than 10kb) files, though some are significantly ...
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How to require computer authentication when accessing windows domain network shares

I have a network containing a mixed collection of Windows domain and workgroup computers. Currently, the workgroup computers can access file/folder shares hosted on domain computers if the user ...
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How to transfer data to and from Azure File Share more efficiently

I'm wanting to use Azure File Share to share data files with several Virtual Machines, which then take said data and run tools/programs and jobs using the data. As of now when trying this it seems ...
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Windows File Server Rebuild

I'm rebuilding a Windows file server for our corporate share. Is there any reason to use Dynamic Disk over Basic Disk or is it better to just leave it as Basic?
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How can Windows file explorer delete a folder that RMDIR can delete?

Windows Server 2012 (not R2) shows folders in use with read in open files in computer management. Windows explorer does not allow us to delete those folders no matter what we try, however rmdir as ...
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Work folders as a replacement for large-ish scaling home share

We are considering replacing / complementing the home directories on our file server cluster's shares with the Work Folders functionality to suit offline use scenarios. This seems to be generally ...
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fileshare not working, windows 10

I can't share files from some windows 10 computers. Revision doesn't matter. port 445 is listening: TCP 0.0.0.0:445 0.0.0.0:0 LISTENING 4 TCP 192.168.0.27:54220 ...
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File Share files wont execute

I have a Windows Server 2016 which is hosting a small file share. I have full control of the fileshare (from the root drive to every file) and even the "everyone" group have permission to execute ...
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Sharing symbolic links on networked drive - is not accessible due permissions

We have several windows servers 2012 R2. And a file server provided by a third party, which provides a volume available thru CIFS/SMB. I want create symbolic folder on win server to "file server" and ...
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How to access NAS shares with Android file explorer over VPN

I've got a Qnap TS-251+ NAS with a static LAN IP (192.168.0.10 via router DHCP reservation, outside of DHCP range). I created a shared folder (Stuff) and a user (John) with RW permissions. Then I ...
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Files locked for on user on Windows Server 2016

I am running a file server on Windows Server 2016 with ~15 users. One user has a lot of difficulty accessing files on the shared drive. The following occurs: Many (sometimes all) files are locked and ...
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SCP hangs before File Transfer begins

I am trying to move a file from a virtual machine (Ubuntu 18.04) on my local system to a remote server using a very basic scp command. This issue is present only on one particular server, others work ...
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Share a folder on server with a workstation

Suppose we have a Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter (MS Virtual Machine), than we access remotely via RDP to edit some files in a folder (say, "D:\MyProject"). The problem is that we have a team of 3 ...
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Can connect to all but one file share; ping works

I'm running Windows 10 32 bit in a VirtualBox machine. I'm connected to our company's domain, and I can connect to the internet and most file shares. I can connect to our domain controller (also ...
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Refreshing remote server login credentials for Windows File Sharing

I have two servers on the same domain and network. I have a batch script that copies a file from one server to the other using a simple command: xcopy c:\temp \\192.168.1.12\d$\temp Obviously to get ...
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Sharing folders revokes user permission

I am currently trying to move files from server A to server B. Server A is currently hosting a website, and server is suppose to host it in the future. Server A has a severe firewall, connection ...
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Access shares from server Force Credentials

I'm using window server 2008 and have some shared files on it. I've given full permission to everyone to access the server drive but separated the permissions for folder specifically users to access. ...
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Windows File Share Through FQDN

My company is currently in the process of replacing any Alias or IP reference with FQDNs in our code. Anything that has an IP or Computer Name will be replaced with something like fileserver.example....
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Open folder in another IP Windows Server 2012

My scenario is the following, I have an application, FreeFileSync, which is able to move all the data from a directory and subdirectories to another location. I have created a Windows Server 2012 ...
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Migrating a Virtual Drive (File Share) from Windows Server 2008 to 2016

We have this legacy file server running on Windows Server 2008 Enterprise as a VM on VMWare esxi host. The storage drive is a separate VM disk attached to the OS VM. We want to migrate to Windows ...
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Migrate data from Windows Server to Samba Server preserving file ownership

We have 10TB of group drive data, currently on a Windows 2016 Server, which is shared using standard Windows File sharing. We would like to move this data to a Linux (probably Ubuntu) Samba Server ...
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how to prevent windows server 2016 share from holding file locks after a disconnects?

I have a Windows Server 2016 server with a file share that clients have write permissions to. Sometimes clients disconnect while the client has file locks that are not released. Here is a view using ...
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Audit deleted file by Linux client from Windows Server

I using a Windows Server 2012 for network file sharing (domain) and turn on audit policy for event file delete. When a client using Windows OS access network share folder then delete some file, the ...
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Cant access disk space on System Storage DS4700

Im running a Windows Server 2012 R2 and I use IBM's System Storage DS4700. I used to have access to the disks thorugh the File Explorer and recently for some reason im not able to see that disk ...
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Why is my network share access different across machines?

The Issue I recently moved a few file shares to a new server. The file shares kept the same name, permissions, and contents. I then changed the group policy mappings in active directory to point to ...
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Complex structure with a “shared image folder” in multiple regions and or datacenters

Allow me to give you some details and background to understand the reasons and the whole issue here. Of course, any suggestion/feedback on the below structure is very appreciated. Also, I am not ...
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Appplication not able to detect files on container

I have a tomee docker container on which I deployed an app, which runs on port 8080 , have exposed it using "docker run -p ". It can be accessed fine through the browser. However, this app requires ...
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Sync files between centOS (ec2) & a NAS

I have made a cronjob, that takes backup locally - of some diffrent files. But i would like to have them copied to a remote server aswell. The problem is the "remote" server is a NAS server, and im ...
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Not Accessing Samba Share As Domain Member

I'm trying to set up a new Domain structure with a Windows Server 2012 as DC and a Samba 4 server as file server. I alredy have both servers up and running and the Samba server already joined the ...
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Azure File Share over VPN

I currently have a folder inside a VM in Azure that is shared among several users using SMB and connecting using a VPN to this VM and them mounting the virtual folder on Windows (like \10.0.0.1\folder)...
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How to allow “append only” (push) access from a remote server to a central server?

How to allow a remote server to push data onto a central server without having any other access. That is, how to allow the remote server to only append but not overwrite or read files on the central ...
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Hyper-V Server 2016 and File Share

company's corporative rules prohibit us to implement something new without successfully passing all the tests in the test lab. Right now we have two nodes with Hyper-V Server 2016 on top. The only ...
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What is the fastest way to transfer files to multiple clients at different times on the same network?

Im looking for the fastest method for transferring files to multiple client computers on the same network. Here is some background of the situation for clarification We have multiple client machines ...
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After disabling SMB v1 on server and workstations, files from mapped drive get “Invalid Signature” error when opened

For a newly installed Domain Controller I uninstalled SMB v1 and created a GPO that would disable SMB v1 on the domain-joined PC's in an attempt to reduce the effects of a ransomware infection. I've ...
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Windows 10 Pro workstation can no longer access Synology File Share

Note that I have also cross posted this to Synology forums. I'm posting here because I'm not sure if the problem is with Windows or with the Synology server: Background Dozens of workstations with ...
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In which direction the port has to be opened?

I've two systems and I want to transmit some XML files from one to the other. My systems: - MGMT Server - Client Server If my PowerShell Script runs on the MGMT Server and should be able to connect ...
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Disable file locks on a read-only Windows File Share

Case On a Windows Server (2012R2 or 2016), I want to configure a file share offering a following functionality some users, publishers group, have a write access to the share; these users are ...
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Simple network resource share inhibited by catch 22 password issue

This is a very basic network I'm dealing with in which one machine in an office is running Windows Server 2016 and currently acting as nothing more than a data server with plans to leverage it for ...
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What is the simplest way to move an entire drive-worth of data from one server to another?

I'm tasked with moving an entire 930GB drive full of data from an old file server to a new one, and it needs to be done in a single weekend. The old server runs 2008 R2 Standard and acts as a file ...
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What are my options in terms of controlling document management

In REF to Shared network drive with Office and delete permissions disabled leads to not being able to save We have several businesses that are now pushing over 30+ employees and many of these ...
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Can I use DFS or a namespace to redirect the top level share e.g. \\server\redirect -> \\otherserver\share\some\path\

Let's say I have a share with a really long path. e.g. \\targetserver\share\folder1\folder2\folderIWant. I can use DFS to get a shorter path, e.g. \\server\shareFolder\folderIWant However, I was ...
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Is it possible to host a Windows share that can be accessed solely by server name? (e.g. \\server\file.txt)

DISCLAIMER: I'm simply looking for convenience here. I know that this isn't a big improvement but it's a nice to have. There are a number of really useful tools that we host on a file share that ...
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Files saved to Samba share are randomly differing from originals?

I manage a small network of windows clients and a BSD file server running Samba 4.6.x. We had some odd issues which led to the discovery that when users save files to the server, about 12% of the ...
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Sync samba users with debian users

I've a machine running Debian 9 in which I've installed samba. I'm trying to sync the debian users credential with the samba users credential. My smb.conf is this: [global] workgroup = WORKGROUP ...
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Is it possible to use Windows FSRM or alternatives on multiple servers with multiple partitions?

At my company we have multiple servers with multiple partitions that are shared for different users. Some users have rights to multiple partitions on different servers. In order to limit the space ...
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Windows 10 connecting to external SMB share

I currently have a Synology NAS at my office that I wish to connect to remotely with SMB. This works perfectly fine on my MacBook, I use finder to connect with smb:\\<domainname>\<share>, ...
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How to give “Network Service” permissions on another non-domain computer?

I have PostgreSQL running on a Win10 Pro box (called DBServer) on my local network. I need to allow it to read files on my Dev computer (also Win10 Pro) on the same network so it can import files. ...
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No userfolder in the user folder and in in the public network

after I create a new user ( it deosn`t matter wich kind of user) on a Windows 2008 R2 server, there is no folder for the user in the library and no folder in the public network. Should not the server ...
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How can I create a file screen for each path in this variable?

I have a script that scans a server for drives that contains shares. After that I need it to create a file screen from a template that is already created with the same script, that part works fine. ...