Abbreviation for "Server Message Block"; an application-layer network protocol for sharing files and printers, popular in Windows environments

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Ping / SSH computer via SMB name

At work, I can ping and SSH computers by either their IP or their SMB name. If I try that at home (no, I am not trying to access the office internal network from home), then ping / SSH by IP address ...
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Connecting to a Folder on a Different Partition Using AFP or SMB

I'm in the process of setting up a DeployStudio system. Part of the requirement is that the server be able to connect to a Repository of files. On my server, that Repository is located on the ...
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Windows 8 is regularly checking in with a connected CIFS share, exactly every 5 minutes. How can I determine what is causing this?

I have a windows 8 client which makes use of a CIFS share on my LAN. Even when the client is completely idle, something is connecting to the CIFS share every 5 minutes. What sucks is that this ...
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Block network share access at client

Is there a way to block another computer's network share on my computer? For example I want to block \\server\share making it inaccessible from my local computer. I may still need to access ...
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How is the FID generated for a SMB “Create AndX Request?”

I see in the traces while accessing a network share, there are multiple CreateAndX requests (which opens the folders) with an FID associated with them. However, some of them don’t and they get a ...
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Connecting a Windows 8.1 (Home ed.) to a OSX Server 10.10 via SMB

I'm trying to get a Windows 8.1 (Home edition) laptop to connect to a shared folder on a Mac OSX 10.10 server. I'm fairly sure the problem isn't on the server side, since i've managed to connect ...
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Specific Windows 7 to Mac SMB share rejected,others OK, troubleshooting?

I have 4 machines, three Windows 7, one Mac Yosemite. All happily share folders except one. One Windows 7 machine can see all the others & connect to all PCs, but not the Mac. Mac can see & ...
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Does CIFS / SMB use multiple connections?

Does CIFS / SMB use multiple connections? I am wondering this because transferring multiple files on the same computer seems to be limited to one NIC link and not more. I have a 10G on the client ...
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Network shares not available, little Xes

Sometimes I get this error that all most of the shared folders I see are greyed-out with little Xes and not accessible. A reboot or logout usually fixes the issue, however this keeps happening. Some ...
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How can I keep copying after a “NT_STATUS_SHARING_VIOLATION” error with smbclient?

I have a directory of files that need to be copied every night as a backup. I am using 'smbclient' to backup the files to a Linux machine but I am seeing an issue where if a file is locked the entire ...
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net config server displays

The net config server command displays: server name \\DAN-LAPTOP Software version Windows 8.1 Server is active on NetbiosSmb <DAN-LAPTOP> Server hidden Yes Maximum Logged on Users: 20 ...
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SMB/CIFS Port Forwarding MyBook World Edition

I have a WD MyBook World Edition NAS that i try to use as a Shared Network Drive through the Internet. I set up DynDns and forwarded Ports 21 and 548 for FTP and AFP access, which both work like a ...
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Windows 8.1 laptop: How to assign to it 2 NETBIOS computer names?

As far as TCP/IP names are concerned, I can always assign more than one hostname to the same IP. It works great, if I use this trick at the client machine, i.e. not "the server with 2 hostnames". But ...
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NAS4Free and SMB not allows me to access shared folders

I have some troubles trying to create a chared folder on my server hosted with NAS4Free. I enabled the CIFS/SMB service: Create some shares: However if I try to access to these folders from my ...
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Configure Windows 2003 for psexec SMB exploit

How do I configure windows 2003 to be ready to be exploited with SMB exploit? Basically I need to figure out how to turn the SMB service on and create users that would use it “normal.” Here is the ...
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The account is not authorized to log in from this station

I'm using Samba Version-4.1.6-Ubuntu. I can connect to it fine from Mac OS 10.x and Win 8 & 8.1. As soon as installed the Win 10 technical preview i get the message The account is not authorized ...
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SMB response, STATUS_INSUFF_SERVER_RESOURCES

I have a Windows 7 vm running in VMWare workstation, it has 4 cores and 4 GBs of RAM assigned. Currently 3 clients connect to this windows 7 vm to access a shared folder. I noticed when the clients ...
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Encrypt SMB network share using BitLocker [closed]

I already found out that it is possible to create an encrypted container file with BitLocker[s] but is this the only solution? I'm afraid this might be not performing well. Will it perform (speed) ...
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Samba fails to connect to VMWare CentOS guest from Mac Mavericks host

Trying to connect through smb to my VMWare guest at 192.168.0.138:139 gives me the following message: There was a problem connecting to the server "192.168.0.138" This file server will not ...
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How to fix LanmanServer and srvnet error?

We have a PC running Windows7 Enterprise. The PC can access the Internet and communicates with other workstations (i.e: I can RDP connect to it), but it cannot access any file shares. I tracked down ...
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How can I make VLC stream continuously?

I'am trying to watch a movie in VLC. The movie is in a local SMB share via wireless and I'm using a Mac 10.10. When I start the movie, it starts downloading at 7MB/s for a few seconds (which is good) ...
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Difference between Windows Server and a regular Linux distribution

We need a server at work just to set up an SMB shared folder and to run just one application, what would be the difference between buying a server that runs Windows Server 2008 and building a custom ...
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How to protect an SMB shared directory with a password on WIndows Server 2008?

There is this directoy inside a shared resource that's accessible to everyone and I have to secure it so only one user can have access to it, so I proceeded to create their account and then set the ...
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Assessing Performance in Process Explorer: Varying Block Sizes

I am trying to assess the performance of my scientific software using Process Explorer, with the files both locally on our blade server (Dell VRTx, Windows Server 2012) and over the network from ...
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What happens when I copy or move a file between different directories of a SMB file server?

I'm wondering if moving or copying files between directories that belong to the same SMB server involves the files moving over the network from the original directory to my pc, and then again from my ...
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Is it possible to mount VHD image over smb with ftp backend?

Let's say I mount remote ftp server folder to a local folder using fuse. Then I setup samba and create a share pointing to local ftp folder. Can I place a VHD image on that share and then mount it in ...
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Deny acess to file-shares (SMB)?

There are security policies like: Deny logon locally Deny logon on through Remote Desktop Services Deny access this computer from network Is there any policy to deny specific users/groups to ...
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Every time I login to windows I get the "Could not reconnect all network drives” message

I've tried both of the suggestions mentioned in this thread, but neither of them worked. I have 4 file shares hosted on a file server running on my local network. These shares are set to ...
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Ricoh Aficio MP171SPF: Scan to Folder not working

The scanning functionality on my MP171 is not working over my network. All the necessary configurations have been made using the web interface, but it cannot authenticate. It throws several different ...
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PC connects to Samba Server automatically

This is a situation where the PC connects to Samba Server (SMB) automatically. I first realized this was happening on a Windows 8.1 laptop, which is a refurbished HP Pavilion g7 from HP. When booting ...
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Automount SMB using keychain password

Is there a way to use the automount service to mount my NAS share but without specifying my password in my SMB path? Currently, I have the following: /etc/auto_master # # Automounter master map # +...
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Is it possible to share files over multiple protocols?

If you have a (linux) server, is it possible to share certain files and folders using more than one protocol? For example, sharing a file over SMB and NFS. If it is possible, is this recommended? Or ...
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Can access public shares for ANONYMOUS user from Android device but not from windows 8

At our office we have multiple PCs (Win 8.1) and after enabling windows publics share and disabling password protected sharing we've noticed that the feature was enabled on some PCs but on some other ...
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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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Effective bandwidth for SMB/SSH file transfers over a wireless/ethernet network

I have a Windows (7) machine A connected by 802.11n to a router, and from there via Ethernet 100Mbps to a Linux machine B running SMB and SSH services. I'm copying a large file from B to A, using the ...
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Configuring a samba share

Ubuntu server 14.04 My head is full of networking stuff right now and I just can't get my head around samba. I need a share that allows read and write access to authenticated users only, with no home ...
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What does “local mode” mean for Samba user?

smbpasswd has an -L flag available, which is described in the manual as “Run in local mode”. What does this really mean?
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How to display currently connected users/workstations to a Windows SMB Share?

I'am just looking for a way to view the currently connected peers to a Windows SMB share? For example: I want now to see who is connected to the Windows server and is he doing any file transfers?
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Automount SMB share when NAS becomes available

I have a NAS server at home which shares content through SMB. The NAS server isn't always on, only really use it when I need to, so I use WOL (WAKE ON LAN) etc... Is it possible to automatically ...
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Can't upload file > 4MiB on SMB share

for a few weeks now, I no longer can upload files to my Samba server. I didn't changed the configuration nor update Samba for it to happens. I had Samba 4.1.5 when it happened, so I tried to update to ...
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How to map network drives with multiple credentials per file server?

How can I map multiple network drives on a single Windows host using more than one set of credentials? File server jeeves has two shares, \\jeeves\alice and \\jeeves\bob, requiring different ...
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how it is different to use an iSCSI-connected disk than for example an SMB file share?

How it is different to use an iSCSI-connected disk than for example an SMB file share? Also what kind of use an iSCSI-connected disk is good for and what are the examples in which situations an SMB ...
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When I try to access a SMB mounted folder from inside a Vagrant CentOS Virtual box on a Windows 8.1 system, my shell locks up

I'm running Oracle VirtualBox 4.3.10 on Windows 8.1 and inside I'm running CentOS 6.5. I have a /windows mounted on my Windows machine through SMB. Normally I use the /vagrant vboxfs file system, but ...
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Sharing FUSE filesystem with Samba; Mac OS X cannot access it properly

I created a simple FUSE filesystem -- read-only, and the only thing it really does to files (a bunch of audio files) is changing their names. The filesystem is hosted on a Linux server, where it works ...
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Windows 8 won't resolve local network shares while offline

Recently replaced an old computer running XP with one running Windows 8.1. This computer is connected to an unmanaged switch (local only, no internet), as is an old (~'95)Hyundai machining centre ...
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Mac OS X Quick Look locking Office 2011 files on SMB for too long

When opening Microsoft Office files on one of our SMB servers, occasionally Office will show the following error: This file is locked for editing. Locked by: another user Filename: File.docx ...
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Very high delays when browsing samba share, how to speed up?

I'm accessing a samba share from a windows 8.1 computer, and I have the problem that the latency is really high. Opening a file can take seconds. Opening windows file dialogs on a net path or net ...
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Accessing a Windows share with a different username

Is it possible to manually specify the username Windows uses when it connects to a networked share? perhaps \\username@host\... Both the server and clients run Windows 7. Thank you!
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Can't see or browse SMB file shares depending on the router

TL;DR Version I can't browse the SMB shares on my fileserver from some of my devices; if I use a new router it works. FIX IT FIX IT FIX IT! The setup I have two routers, a D-Link DSL 2370R and a ...
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Where is the right OS X 10.9 source using “kloglevel”

MacOS X 10.9 and 10.9.1 contain a Finder bug which is revealed upon using SMB v2 servers. (This bug is signaled to Apple, and shortly described here: smb v2 Finder bug / Mavericks). I found with man ...