Generally used to share a resource over a network, including files and folders as well as printers or other physical devices

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Strange files on samba4 share drive created by Windows 7 (svchost.exe)

On our samba4 share drive Windows 7 seems to create some strange files. They have the following structure and varies between a few megabytes to over 100 MB: /path-to-share/t4vc /path-to-share/t4vc.1 /...
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Connecting network drives when there isn't a normal login

The basic problem is a background task being run as a service needs access to a network drive. Unfortunately the device only permits one login per user and apparently there's a separate login ...
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Weird folder with tilde appeared in and offline available shared folder

At my office we have a problem with a folder, where suddenly a folder with a tilde in its name (Ex: AC2619~1) appeared. Casually when you enter in it, it shows the content of a folder named "...
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How to force Windows XP to reconnect/rescan/remap a network computer

Here is the situation: PC1 has Win XP PC2 has Win Vista Both PCs are connected in a private network (router with fixed IP DHCP) and share some folders with each other. Everything works fine. But ...
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Can ICS compromise my shared folders?

I have the following configuration PC1 and PC2. Both PC1 and PC2 have an 1394 connection and are connected directly with it. PC1 though have also Ethernet connection which I have shared using ICS. I'...
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Can I connect to other computers using ICS?

The situation is like this: I have a router with internet connection and a pc connected to it running windows 10 (PC1). i want to connect a laptop via wifi and share it's connection with another pc ...
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Workstation can't connect to folder inside shared folder (Active Directory)

It's a weird situation: The user A in the Workstation 1 can see and browse all shared folders in Server 1. Only a subfolder (//server1/sharedfolder/subfolder1) it's not accessible. The first I did ...
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Mounting Network Drive

I have updated my fstab file to accomodate for the appropriate info - the IP address/folder name and the folder name to mount to in my Ubuntu. This is the commands I used //XXX.XXX.X.XXX/R: /...
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Change NTFS Share permissions on Samba 4 server via CLI

I have a new Samba 4 Domain Server running on my Linux server. I previously had Samba 3 setup, so I had my Home Folder (~/luke) already shared, with u+rwx style permissions on the folder. I upgraded ...
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Persistent network error on single file

I have a problem which started yesterday at two completly unrelated clients. Both are running an application on a terminal server 2012 from a network share. When starting the application they now ...
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Permission Issue on Share Folder (Windows 2008)

I'm trying to figure out where exactly the issue is but still couldn't figure out. To start of withh, I have simply created few groups (finance, corporate... etc) and added users (finance user, ...
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Is it possible to create a user-dependent link to a network folder?

This is, I guess, more of an academic question, but is it possible to create a link at common pointing to the user's network-home directory? So, when user A follows this link, it points to Homedrive/...
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How to enable Netextender client PC to view “Network” objects

I have a Sonicwall device in the office, and a PC at a house. The home PC logs in through SSL VPN. The access rules are set to Allow Any between the two zones. The LAN Subnet zone is added as a ...
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Access local VM from an external device

I have a local VM that hosts my website. The private IPv4 address of the VM is 192.168.10.120/24; I can access the website both locally to the VM and on the main machine by typing 192.168.10.120:80 in ...
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Windows 10 network share freeze frequently

I have two desktops on the same network. One with all my files on it (media) and one I use for gaming that I use to stream videos. Both are running Windows 10 Pro. Firewalls are off. They're on the ...
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Is there any meaning to the “Map Network Drive” option when you right click Network in Windows 10?

I spent two hours troubleshooting my network drive yesterday because I was right clicking "Network" to access the Map Network Drive wizard. Once I realized I needed to right click "This PC" it was ...
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Can access, but not browse, windows network behind Ubuntu router

My network setup is like this: Internet -> Ubuntu router and file server -> PCs. The Ubuntu server (which is a DHCP and DNS server for the network) is running Samba with a couple of shares, ...
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Transferring over network gradually slows down

I have a spare Windows 10 computer sitting around and I turned it into a file storage computer. My computer is running Windows 7. When I transfer a 1.5GB file from my pc to my server, it goes from ...
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mounting specific directory from zfs share mounted on other server

I have two servers in LAN. Server "A" contains one ZFS share mounted as /u01. Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on 172.8.1.1:/export/Server1/Store1 100G ...
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Allow users to create folders at netowrk share, but not open others folders

I have a ReadyNas Pro4. On it I have created a shares such as "Movies", "Music", "Backup" etc.. The first step For these shares I would like to set some (for me) advanced privileges, which brings me ...
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Win 7 Network shares becomes unavailable

Weird issue here. I have a few Win 7 clients on my network that sporadically and randomly lose access to a server share. Other shares on the network are still available, and I can ping the server so ...
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Windows File & Printer Sharing SMB Public Server - Cannot authenticate

Problem: I am sharing files through Windows File Sharing which uses SMB. I am able to access my files on my private network (192.168.1.x) However I am unable to access them publicly via public IP ...
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Dynamic network and system resource usage archiving

I am attempting to find a solution to the problem of file archiving from one network resource to another without affecting other users/processes that are trying to utilize those network resources but ...
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Why does turning on password protected sharing have no effect under Windows 7?

I'm trying to restrict access to a share in a workplace network using username/password credentials. For that I've added a new user via netplwiz that belongs to the Distributed COM-User group ...
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Weird network issues - Network drives not connecting, download folder taking a long time to load, Office timing out, etc

Within the last two weeks, some weird things have been happening and I cannot figure out why. System: Windows 10 Pro, OS Build:10586.0.amd64fre.th2_release.151029-1700, just updated to this within ...
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Unable to map a network drive over vpn to OSX server

I have a windows user, that is attempting to connect to a osx network drive. They connect using VPN, which they are able to connect and authenticate against. In addition they are able to ping the ...
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Efficiently managing multiple credentials with differing refresh cycles

I'm looking for a way to cope with different windows credentials and their refresh cycles. Currently I keep the credentials in KeePass, RDP through VisionApp and use Windows Explorer to access shares. ...
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Can see internal drive on other workgroup PC, but not external

I have 2 Windows 10 PCs and want to use one as a file server. I have activated network discovery on both, with no passwords required. I have 3 drives on the server which I want to share. All have ...
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Error: “You do not have permission to access \\pcname”

I've just installed Windows 10 on my machine (not updated from Windows 8) and now I'm getting an error when try to access a specific computer on my network. The error says: You do not have ...
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How do I create a Windows 10 account for network shares, but not local login?

I need to share a folder on my network for my new scanner to save documents to. I don't want to give the scanner my personal account's password, and it looks like anonymous shares, even very limited ...
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Can't access network path of localhost specified with a host

I use Windows. Using Run window, I type \\127.0.0.1 and enter. Viola, a window appears that shows my shared folder, a network view of my PC. Now I add a simple DNS entry to the C:\Windows\System32\...
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Can I swap 2 folder names in Windows when files are in use

I am a user with write access to a Windows network share. Every few months I update the files on this share but often they are locked or in use, especially exe or dll files. The workaround is to ...
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Appropiate configuration for network structure

I need a configuration for sniffing data packets and accessing the internet from the sniffer machine. The system schema is something like this: Linksys X1000 modem ...
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Hide Windows servers in OS X Finder Shared menu?

Strangely can't seem to find an answer to this online anywhere, maybe my search skills have degenerated. But is there anyway to hide the Windows systems OS X finds the Finder side bar named things ...
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Unable to access shared folders on a domain using a workgroup PC (W7 home premium)

I do know that a Windows 7 Home premium does not have the "join to a domain" feature. But shouldn't they be able to access a shared drive on a domain?, as I've seen some can access. However, I've ...
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Cannot authenticate from win 7 to win 8.1 system for shares access

I have a Win 7 client on the same workgroup and a Win 8.1 computer The win 7 computer cannot access any shares on the 8.1 box but can access shares on other computers (all Win 7) in the workgroup just ...
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dns probe finished nxdomain?

I'm using my mobile as a wireless hotspot for my laptop but the internet doesn't work I tried everything on the internet to flush dns and set it but it won't work also I tried to my mobile with ...
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How to use a Windows 7 Pro network share as a user's home in Windows 10?

I have a Windows 7 Professional "server" that is always running at my house. I have a Windows 10 Home laptop. I want to make it so on the laptop the user's home directory is on the network share with ...
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Windows file sharing not applying to permission to new files in a folder that is shared

I have a shared folder on my windows 10 pc that I'm trying to access on my openelec raspberry pi machine. When I apply sharing it works as intended however when I copy a new file into the folder I ...
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Slow transfer rate on local network drive

I have a VM running Windows Server 2012RC. I've created a local folder C:\Users\cs\testdrive and shared it via the corresponding explorer menu. On the same machine I've then created a new network ...
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File operations slow in shared Excel document located on network shared path

The Scenario: I have a number of PCs on the network, all have wired connection. All PCs are Windows 8. I have a shared Excel document which works correctly as far as Excel is concerned. I am using MS ...
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What are credentials for a share created by user with Microsoft Account login?

New PC with Windows 8.1 User chose to set it up using a Microsoft Account for the ease of using OneDrive and Office 2013. He then shares a folder without adding any other users, figuring others can ...
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Sharing NAS with local permissions amongst domain users

I have a NAS which can't deal with the size of my location's AD (limited to 800 users). I'm looking for a workaround which still allows me to use current AD accounts for R/W permission. I'm currently ...
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Unable to select data source for mail merge from a network location

I am having some difficulty with an error where when a user selects a CSV data source for a mail merge which is on a network location, the error comes back with "Word could not parse your query ...
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One user on remote desktop server loses mapped network drive access while all others can still see it

We use a Windows Server 2012 R2 server to provide remote desktop access to around 25 users who work with a Client Management program. All of them interact with a network drive (L:) which exists on a ...
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Problems with shared files via Samba from Windows and Ubuntu

This is my intended result: have a linux machine (let's call it UbuntuServer) share two sorts of file shares: home folders one common folder with shared documents Then I have a number of Ubuntu ...
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Issues sharing external HDDs using Win7pro

I have searched everywhere, read dozens and dozens of Q&As, and none cover my specific problem. In fact, when I follow the suggestions found in most posts, the option they show simply does not ...
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Allow clients to run a server-installed program without being prompted by UAC

I'm trying to allow clients to run a program that's installed on our server. I've made a share of the complete installation folder and shared this with all users in our domain. However, when a user ...
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File share and their size - Powershell script

So I have gotten a little further, I can now scan a folder if I type it in but scripts aren't for manual labor. I want to be able to use the command below to pull the share automatically for me. Get-...
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Samba share on ubuntu server slow after Windows 10 upgrade

After my computer at work updated to windows 10 accessing the samba share on a local ubuntu server is really slow. I installed windows 10 as update and didn't format or anything. From my Nexus 6 using ...