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

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How to setup an SMB service on Windows XP SP3

I am using a Windows XP SP3 virtual machine for testing purposes. I cannot seem to set up an SMB service on the XP. I am using Metasploit on my host to scan the XP virtual machine to identify it is ...
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Speedup SMB by changing NTFS to ext4

I'm using a RaspberryPi with SMB and an external USB HDD for storage. I have only 2MB/s upload on it (via Ethernet/WiFi). After investigating, I think NTFS on the storage drive is the bottleneck, ...
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Editing SMB-accessed Excel files with Mac

I'm having issues with Mac users being unable to edit and save an Excel file located on a server outside the network (SMB connection). Windows users accessing the same file initially see an Excel ...
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Windows 7 SMB / Port Forwarding

I'm trying to configure my home desktop to work with tunnelling, SSH Port Forwarding and Windows File Shares. It was working for me but with any change in the setup it suddenly stopped and I can't ...
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How can I share `c:\program files`?

actually, it is c:\Program Files (x86)\Vim. I want to store my vim configs into this folder and broadcast it on lan. I've given Everyone read access and Administrator read/write/delete(or whatever ...
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Why am I seeing such low SMB transfer throughput?

Ok, there's a bit more to the story than the title implies. Background and Environment: I'm copying several TB from an older Ubuntu server to a newer Windows 2012 server over SMB. (Technically, it's ...
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Cent OS 6.4 can connect to samba share using smb in nautilus but not with smbclient command

I can't connect to my public shared mapped drive when I execute the following commands: smbclient -L sambaserver -U student smbclient -U student //192.168.1.x/public I get following error: session ...
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Secure network mounts?

I have a large-capacity file storage server ('Storagebox') which other systems mount to to access certain files. One of these systems ('Securebox') is 100% managed by another person and I have no ...
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Can't connect to Windows (SMB)

I have a MacBook Pro (OS X 10.8.4) and a Windows 7 Ultimate machine. I can't connect to the latter because of incorrect password or login. I tried to create several users on Windows machine and even ...
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How to implement delay in serving network request in windows environment? [duplicate]

I have read this similar question but did not find an appropriate reply, hence I am posting this question. I have a scenario where my Windows client is an anti-virus server. To reproduce a bug, I ...
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Locking file on samba to prevent edit conflict?

I am trying to setup a samba server following these: Advanced Disk Shares Samba-HOWTO-Collection The idea is to only allow one account, one collection opening a file at once. If another ...
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How can I connect to my linux server with Mac using the credentials of one of the users on the linux box?

How can I connect to my linux server with Mac (Finder and/or Pathfinder apps) using the credentials of one of the users on the linux box?? I am using SMB. The linux box is running Centos 6, Mac is ...
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How do I set or remove a Windows SMB password?

I recently purchased a computer with the intention of using it as network-attached storage. It presently has no Windows password and only one account. Can I create two different shares (share two ...
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Automatic remount cifs/SMB after short network interruption

A Windowsserver provides a network directory called data via CIFS/SMB protocol. The data folder is mounted on a Linux client with password and user authentification. Sometimes the drive gets ...
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How to refresh windows share after connecting Ethernet cable to use better connection?

I use home NAS to serve shared files over home network. When I want to copy bigger files I connect ethernet cable to my notebook to use it's 1Gbps speed instead of wireless 54Mbps. The problem is ...
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How to include multiple folders in SMB share

I want to share multiple folders on SMB share (Windows Server 2012). Is it possible to and if yes, how to do it?
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Make SMB on OS X more reliable

I'm having trouble with the SMB/Samba functionality in OS X (Lion, Mountain Lion): It often takes forever to connect and mount It often freezes on this progress dialog and it can't be closed, (x) ...
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File access from client Windows Server 2012 works with procmon enabled, otherwise doesn't

Windows Server 2012, running Terminal Services has a client application installed. The server part is located on another Windows Server 2012. The client application is an old one, based on dBase. ...
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Mapped drives “stuck” on Windows 7 after disconnecting them..solutions?

Some digging around suggests that this is a common-ish problem, but instead of workarounds, I'd like to see if there is a way to fix this once and for all. Having to restart the shell to get basic ...
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Samba asking for password when it shouldn't

I just updated Samba on my Arch Linux machine to 4.0.5 and now it is asking for password even when it shouldn't, and didn't do before the update. This is my smb.conf: ...
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Multiple user accounts from same client on network share?

My Win7 professional client has a connected network drive to the server with cached login (user/pw) data. How can I connect to the same server as a different user simultaneously?
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samba library failed to download the shared files of Mac osx

I have tried to download the shared files of mac osx using smb from my ipad but it fails with error( unable to open the file). But it can download all windows and linux shared files.
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connect to Windows share from Ubuntu Server using reverse ssh tunnel

I'm missing a piece of this puzzle so I hope someone can help me. The SETUP: My computer with Windows O/S is behind a NAT/Firewall at work and I can not open any ports to forward. At home I have a ...
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Win7 share cannot access \\localhost and cannot share folder

My problem occurred literally over after my switch crashed. Resetting the switch brought everything back to normal except my Win 7 laptop lost connection to my network share. The Win 8 desktop can ...
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Opening file/application through smb/ftp

I know that if I open a file/application through ftp, the file gets downloaded on windows 7 and then I run it. My questions are as follows: 1.On ftp on windows, does it get downloaded to the ...
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Can I install a different Samba client on OSX Lion?

Right now I am using the standard OSX Lion Samba Client to connect to my Windows 2008 Samba Shares. Is there an alternative client to the one that ships with OSX Lion? I am experiencing software ...
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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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Testing every SMB command

I want to modify samba to add some security features. After doing the modification, I want to verify that the responses of all the SMB requests are valid. However, I don't know how to the SMB clients ...
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Raspbmc loses connection to windows shared folder after sleep

I have a Raspberry Pi with Raspbmc installed onto it (I have recently updated to the latest nightly build), and, after a bit of playing around, I have managed to get it to connect to a shared folder ...
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Windows 8 to Windows 2012 slow upload network transfer

I'm have a quite peculiar and highly frustrating problem. I have recently set up a Windows Server 2012 file host, sitting on top of kvm, using virtio drivers and a PCI-E passthrough HBA (debian ...
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After disconnecting mapped network drive, cant reconnect

After I right click on a mapped network drive and click disconnect, I cannot reconnect. It tells me that the location is unavailable.
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On login, how do I get Windows to mount/connect a mapped network drive automatically?

How do you automount an SMB share in Windows 7? When I first login, the drive appears but is not "mounted". It is a mapped network drive, but iTunes will not find the music located on the server until ...
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Mount SMB share without 2GB filesize limit in OSX Lion

I want to mount a network attached drive onto OSX Lion with Samba. Usually I do this in Finder with "Go>Connect to Server" and type "smb://192.xxx.xx.xxx" in the Server Adress field, however doing ...
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Accessing shared folder asks me credentials

I have a shared folder on a Win 2003 server: user Guest can access in read-only mode. On the network I have many different pc with different OS (Win8, Seven, XP) and almost all can access that folder ...
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unable to ping google or smb personal server

I am unable to ping google or my personal server. I suspect this is also why I have issues connecting to my server using smb. Here is the output: [~]$ ping http://google.com ping: cannot ...
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Windows, wired and wireless at once, force SMB to use Ethernet to get faster transfer

I'd like the access to remote files by My Network Places (SMB or Samba) was done by wired connection always when it's available. It makes big difference - WiFi G (about 2-3 MB/s) vs Gigabit Ethernet ...
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Samba not connectable “Go away, we're not home”

I'm having an issue connecting to my dedicated server using samba. The server is a debian (squeeze) box running a samba server, only small modifications have been made to the default config and the ...
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How to make edits in Windows to files on a linux server?

I have an SMB connection to an Ubuntu Server 12.10 host that has shell scripts and config files I want to edit with a Windows 7 client using Notepad++. I am able to open the files and make changes, ...
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Windows 8 Pro NAS not recognized?

Some time ago I upgraded from Windows 7 Ultimate to Windows 8 Pro x64. Everything works fine, but my Netgear ReadNAS Duo won't show up anywhere besides in the router control panel. There I can see ...
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How can I connect OS X 10.8.2 to Windows Server 2008?

I'm trying to connect from my Mac OS X 10.8.2 to Windows Server 2008. I've tried smb://ServerName/ShareName smb://DOMAIN;User@ServerName/ShareName mentioned on the Apple docs, but it keeps ...
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OSX AppleScript mount SMB Share using the Guest user

How do I mount a SMB share using the guest user? I know how to do it with an AFP share: mount volume "afp://;AUTH=NO%20USER%20AUTHENT@NAS_AB01(AFP)._afpovertcp._tcp.local/Images" How do you do it ...
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Office 2011, Mac OS Lion, Excel creates temporary file on Windows server 2008, SMB share how to stop?

I have an issue with Mac's and a windows SMB share, when using Excel 2011. If I open an excel document from the windows share it will create a "Ghost file" starting with ~$ then the full filename e.g ...
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How To Fix Samba File Permission Issues in Mac OSX

I've had this problem for a long time, here is the basics of it... I use a mixed environment of Windows 7/8 computers with Mac OSX Lion/Mountain Lion. Whenever a Windows computer creates a file on a ...
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Is there any chance that my data will get silently corrupted with a robocopy SMB network transfer?

I'm setting up a NAS box for the first time. At the moment, I have most of my data backed up to a few local hard drives, and I intend to transfer all the data to my NAS over ethernet once the RAID ...
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Play video from SAMBA share on Android--Any shared volum from Linux or Winodows

I use Ubuntu12.10 with Gnomeshell Installed latest version of samba share, configured to share my Video folder ,access restricted via login(uid n password needed) SMB share accessed via Solid ...
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Create read-only files on SMB share

I have a home server set up with SMB shares. Those shares are actually external HDD's with NTFS connected to the server. My question is, how do i make it so that users can create or delete files on ...
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Moving files in Windows smb share

I got two folders mounted via smb. One is G drive and the other is H drive. Both share is from the same nas box. When I move a folder from H drive to G drive, some folders moves instantly and some ...
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Move files between two windows file shares on the same server

Using Windows 7 I have a server with shared folders set up. If I open one of them and take a file and move it to a subfolder it's instant - the file is obviously only being moved on the server. The ...
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Can’t Browse SMB Share After Temporary Outage

This is a strange issue that I’ve not seen before, but maybe somebody here could help? I have a Mac (running Snow Leopard) that is a SMB client accessing a Windows 7 share. The Windows 7 server has ...
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How to cd into smb://user@100.100.100.100 from terminal?

I am using ubuntu and gnome on my computer. When I open up File Browser, on the left hand rail, I see conveniently a folder called "Work Server". When I mouse over it, the following caption appears ...