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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Are there any alternative CIFS implementations for the Windows platform?

Out of curiosity, is using standard built-in Microsoft Windows file and folder sharing services the only way of running a CIFS/SMB server on a Windows machine or are there alternatives (like open ...
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How to logon to a non-domain computer from one in a domain

I've met a rather annoying problem that should be very simple, but I can't seem to figure it out. I have a work laptop that is part of a domain, so my username is foobar\bob. I also have my home ...
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How can I enable anonymous access to a Samba share under ADS security mode?

I'm trying to enable anonymous access to a single service in my Samba config. Authorized user access is working perfectly, but when I attempt a no-password connection, I get this message: Anonymous ...
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Some information about the mapping of networks drive operation

The server administrator of my company have created a directory structure on the web server as shown in this tutorial (but this is not very important for my question) So, on the web server I have a ...
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Windows Server 2012 network shares are uncessibile for some machines

I have a little problem with new installation of Windows Server 2012 and I can't figure aut any solution for it! I had have Windows domain with two DC running on Windows Server 2003. Recently I ...
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How to use an XML file from another computer?

I have a home management server (consisting of a Raspberry Pi with simple web server) on which I would like to have hard disk temperatures from computers in my home network. The other machines are ...
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How do I get the fully qualified path of a share in Windows?

I know that I can find out what a drive is mapped to with: net use X: But how do I resolve a share easily? Like \\JoshPC\SomeSharedFolder Is there a way to get the fully qualified path?
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Windows 7 - Samba Shares - multiple credentials

My home setup has a Linux server which serves several shares, each with a different user & password. I.e.: public, user1, user2 I can connect to my shares individually via \\server\public with ...
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Windows is asking for password to browse the available file shares on Samba

Server: Samba on Ubuntu 12.04, with security = user. A variety of file shares - some need to be accessible by guests, some are allowed users = user1. Client: Windows XP, on same workgroup as the ...
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Windows: List shared folder paths in my computer with associated share names

How do I get a list of network shares on my computer with the associated path names for each shared folder?
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How to copy file to Windows share (using command line) without asking for user's help, if possible at all?

I need to copy a file from my OS X machine to a remote Windows share. Currently, I first use open and then cp -f myFileName /Volumes/TheRemoteShareName/myFileDestinationName.txt". Is there a way ...
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Cannot access network server via hostname, can with IP

I search and browsed through the first 10 pages of SU but cannot find a solution. So I am reposting. Hope it is fine. I have a Win2k3 AD server which also shares some folders on the network at ...
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How to use Google Drive when a network drive is required?

I have used Google Drive for backups for a while now (yes...I do encrypt certain files locally). I was in the situation where I had plenty of local storage and just moved my Google Drive directory ...
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I have an unbootable Windows XP install. I can open the registry (offline). How do I figure out what folders were shared on the network?

I have an Acronis disk image of a PC that had Windows XP Pro on it. The hard drive is dying and the Acronis image is incomplete (some missing sectors, blah blah). I did my best to get the computer to ...
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View computer from which files where created

A file was created in my public folder from a computer within my network. Is there a way to see from which computer on my network the file created?
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Windows 7: Share folder over Internet

How would I share a folder over the Internet and also have the machine on a LAN? The internet connection has a fixed IP. The purpose would be to host an Access backend. I know Access doesn't work ...
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Autoconnect VPN when opening network location

I have a network location of my university which I can access when my computer is connected to the VPN (which I've setup in the network settings and it works when connecting manually). I also mapped ...
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Win 7 Can't access share from one computer on network

I have a simple p-to-p network, a desktop running 7SP1 32 bit and 2 Laptops 7SP1 64 bit The desktop has 3 public shares and 2 My Docs shares for its 2 users - no logon passwords. The laptops have ...
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Samba share not accessible from Win 7 - tried advice on superuser

I have an old Red Hat Linux box that I use, amongst other things, to run Samba. My Vista and remaining Win XP PC can access the p/w-protected Samba shares. I just set up a new Windows 7 64-bit Pro ...
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How to share internet from one computer to another via router?

I want to share USB-modem internet from one laptop to another by the following way: The main problem is how to configure the first (white) laptop as a gateway on the router. When I try to set the ...
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Sharing only a single folder on windows 7 starter

I want to share a single folder located on my desktop, and sync it via SyncToy to another pc on the network. However, when I make it a shared folder, the 'users' folder also becomes shared. Altough ...
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Share DVD drive over wifi (or lan)?

I have two laptops win 8 and win 7. Win 8 has no dvd drive. I want to backup the os and drivers of win 8 using the dvd writer of win 7. Both systems are connected to a wifi router over which I have no ...
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Windows 7 “Could not reconnect all network drives” on boot

Windows 7 won't reconnect to my network drives on startup. Once it is done booting opening Windows Explorer and clicking each share will mount them. Windows 7 Enterprise N Service Pack 1 I have ...
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Setting up Windows Server 2012 with a NAS

Looking to set up a Synology DS412+ NAS on a Windows 2012 Server for backups and extra storage. How do you make the NAS viewable on the network? I have been trying for 3 days with no luck. I can FTP ...
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Can I change backup location from USB to network share and continue incremental backups?

I have an external hard drive which I use for backups of a Windows 7 Professional system. I already used Windows Backup to make an initial backup of approx 400 GB of data on that drive when it was ...
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Turn off sharing for Users directory

I have a homegroup here I need to be on to allow access to the network to my E: drive to DLNA devices and other computers. But the Users directory does not need to be shared at all. One would think ...
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Why is it bad to map network drives in Windows?

There has been some spirited discussion within our IT department about mapping network drives. In particular, it has been said that mapping network drives is A Bad Thing and that adding DFS paths or ...
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Windows 8.1 does not remember credentials of network location

I have a bunch of computers running Windows 8,1 connected by LAN to one central server that runs Server 2012 R2. I have all my scripts stored on the server, so to be able to run them from the other ...
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Cannot access to any Windows share including localhost

I can't access any share from my operating system, including \\localhost and \\127.0.0.1. I have Windows 7. NetBIOS over IP is enabled, other computers in the network can access my shares and other ...
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Shared folder contents all opening as read only

I have a shared folder in a network which we all theoretically have access to. I edited through command line using icacls to grant everyone read and write permissions (icacls "Folder Name" /grant ...
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Snow Leopard can see Windows shares in Finder but can't connect

I have an iMac with the latest version of Snow Leopard on it. I have a NAS drive and a Windows machine that both show up in the Finder's 'Shared' section. However, if I click on them, Finder says ...
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There is not enough space on the disk when there is?

Permissions are fine (inherited) and checking effective permissions everything is AOK. As you can see i can make a file in the docs folder but not the pdf_docs subfolder. The folder has a lot of ...
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I can't access files that are supposed to be shared and edited on the same home group (Windows 8.1)

I am trying to swap files between two pcs on the same local network but the laptop can't see the desktop's folder that I am sharing although the desktop can see the laptop's folder that I am sharing. ...
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Symbolic link or Junction to a Networked Samba Share

I have a samba share mounted as a network drive. However, I can't make any sort of symbolic link or junction point to it. Is this possible? When I try the following command: mklink /D X:\Samba\dir ...
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Why does my “hosts” file entry have no effect when accessing network shares?

I added the following line to a Windows7 hosts file: 127.0.0.1 mecserver Using ping mecserver works fine, but if I use this name to connect to the notebook (like localhost) to see the Windows ...
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What is the best way to open a file for editing from a web page

I'm looking for a way to create an index of files on a web page hosted on out intranet. The files are located on various network shares, eg \nas\documents\tender.doc When a user clicks on the file I ...
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HP Laserjet 1020 plus offline error on client

I have desktop i3 processor I haves connected a printer 1020 plus directly through USB with the desktop and shared the printer in the network. I have shared the printer with 7 clients it’s working. ...
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Windows 7 Mapped Network Drive Multiplying to Create Duplicates all the way to Z:

A strange issue came in today from some users. At least two Windows 7 x64 boxes that have duplicate mappings of a network drive. The drive is not mapped with a log in script, but done manual through ...
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How to mount a Windows share in OpenDreambox via Telnet?

I have created a new folder on root of C disk called recordings and I have shared it with everyone. I now want to mount this folder on my Dreambox so that I can record to it. But since this is an ...
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Auto mount domain shares based on domain user groups

We are currently working getting some Linux computers integrated into our Active Directory domain at work. I have pretty much gotten everything set up but I am trying to figure out how to get Linux to ...
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How to share an external USB drive over network in OS X?

I have an external USB drive mounted on my Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard" box. I want to share a folder on this volume to another OS X computer over LAN. How is it possbile? If I simply enable the ...
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RSync to WebDAV mounted volume very slow

I have a mounted WebDAV store, which I am playing around with to try and put together my own pseudo-DropBox set up. However, it seems very slow to upload larger files (my bandwidth graph goes ok for a ...
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Permission denied while mounting samba cifs share on linux

I have a samba server set up on a Linux computer that uses winbind on an AD domain. Everything seems to be working but I haven't been able to mount a samba share on another machine. Right now, I would ...
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Access network share in Debian?

I've just gained full root access through SSH to my readyNAS which runs Debian and I am looking into ways of making network shares available directly on the readyNAS. I guess my syntax is completely ...
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Mapping a SMB share in Windows

I have a SMB/AFP network share that needs to be accessed via Windows and Mac computers. The AFP side works fine for the Mac OS X clients. However, I can't get it to map on Windows. I've tried the ...
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OS X can connect to Windows machine, but can't access shared folders

I can create new folders on my Windows XP machine, set them to "shared". On my Mac, I pick Finder → Go → Connect to Server → smb://192.168.1.4 → Connect → Name / Password. ...
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Unable to share a child folder while sharing from the parent in windows

There are several child folders in parent folder on windows 8. Times ago I shared some child folders and accessed them from from other devices without problems. Then I removed all child folders ...
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Samba shared subdirectories report as files

I just upgraded my home server to Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials. My ancient living room media player makes a lot of assumptions about SMB shares that are incompatible with the new server. My ...
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Windows XP computer can't see Windows 7 shares

I am building a network containing notably a laptop running XP and a computer running Windows 7. Both computer have shared folders and the 7 has a shared printer, to which another laptop running 7 is ...
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How do you create a 'Folder Shortcut' in Windows Explorer?

I need to create a 'Folder Shortcut' in Windows Explorer in Windows 2000. I don't mean a mapped drive, just a Folder Shortcut to a shared network folder (it will end up as a first-level object under ...