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

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Windows 7 offline files - work temporarily offline even if network connection works

Sometimes I am connected via VPN to a network containing the server where files are stored which are cached by Windows offline files feature. Sometimes the connection works good and working this way ...
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Looking for definitive answer to accessing a network drive/NAS/SMB drive via Windows 7 HOME and Windows 7 Professional. Is it possible and how?

I want to be able to access my Lacie 2Big network drive in Windows 7 Explorer. I have a machine with Windows 7 Home and one with Windows 7 Professional. Neither Windows 7, home or pro, can access the ...
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Getting SMB file shares working over a PPTP VPN

I'm having issues getting SMB file shares working over a PPTP VPN. The server setup consists of a security device (DrayTek V3300) which passes the PPTP authentication to a SBS2003 server running ...
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Windows Share Permissions VS NTFS Permissions

Say I have a folder on Server1 called folder1 and I share folder1 and the Share permissions for that folder allow all users to read only, and then i create a subfolder in folder1 lets call it ...
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how to move existing time machine backup to smb

I have a 2 TB external usb hard drive. I have partitioned it as 1TB with NTFS and 1Tb with Mac OS Extended (Journaled). I have Time machine backups in my mac partition. I am planning to make the ...
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Specify Samba account when connecting from Windows to OS X

I am trying to connect to a shared directory on my Macbook which is shared using SMB. This directory is only shared on 1 account, so it is not publicly available. When I try to connect to this share ...
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How to list all files in a Windows SMB network share

Given a single SMB network share (for example, \\server\\SHARED_FOLDER), I want to recursively list all the files, including those in the subdirectories (like find(1)). I would prefer to do it in ...
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Force Finder to log in as Guest to a SMB share

I have a QNAP NAS that offers a few SMB shares. As I'm in a trusted environment, my shares are accessible as guest rather than with a combination of username and password. Problem Now, when I click ...
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OSX / Samba - How do I automatically remount / reconnect to drives that have been disconnected?

Is there a simple method to automatically reconnect a network drive that has been disconnected due to network failure or some other issue. I have a batch job setup that periodically copies files to a ...
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OS X smbfs Mount Shows Incorrect Permission, Won't Take chmod

I'm doing development on OS X while my actual code lives on a remote CentOS box that I have mounted as a local share (smbfs). Some of my files are not marked as writable and need to be toggled when I ...
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Adding network share as the system account breaks Win7 backup to network

(On Win7 Ultimate x64 SP1) So I've been using Win7 backup to \\192.168.0.100\Backup\main-desktop\ for a while without issue. Yesterday I tried to setup crashplan to synchronize my dropbox folder and ...
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Windows XP “Run Command” not connecting to network drives

This is a recent problem; I have 5 PC's on a home network and two PC's (desktop and laptop) that now have the following problem. To connect to an unmapped network drive, I would typically click Start ...
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Connect two devices with ethernet

I have a MacBook Pro and I'm going to buy a Boxee Box. I have access to wireless internet, but it's slow and out of my control. So my question is, what is the best way for both devices to get ...
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Server - Can't access home directory over SMB!

Quick question – I have a server running Ubuntu server edition with SMB server all set up and running. I've set up the main root of the drive to be shared and I've set up a user in /etc/samba/smbusers ...
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Is it OK to disable the administrative shares on Windows 7?

I'm curious as to what would stop working if I disable all the administrative shares on a Windows 7 machine that is not joined to a domain. Some of the KBs at Microsoft outline a host of problems that ...
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Win XP needs reboot to access protected samba share

I tried to find an answer to this question, but couldnt. Im new at configuring my samba shares, so there's a lot of things I dont know about them. Anyway, what I want to do is have a couple of public ...
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SMB Share Will Not Unmount (OS X)

I use to have a Linux server that I had shares on, and I had them mounted on my OS X machine, but I no longer have this server and the shares are still there and they will not unmount (and even force ...
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Windows XP File Sharing Technical Details

Can anyone point me to a good technical article on how files and printer sharing works in Windows XP. Googling hasn't been very successful.Thanks
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Why is a network share only accessible via IP address?

PCH is the Popcorn Hour A-110 SMB share. I am in a domain and I am running a DNS server. I am using a M1n1wall running Pfsense with DNS forwarding to the domain server. DNS resolution does not seem to ...
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List windows shares/computers

On Ubuntu, how can I get a list of all windows machines/shares on the network? I tried smbclient, but it only seems to list the shares of a known machine.
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Ipv6 routers for home and smb

Keep reading stories about how ipv4 is just about out of addresses and how we need to start moving to ipv6 What kind of hardware is out there and what features desirable for SMB and or home use?
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Mounting smb share on Ubuntu 10.10 fails

Trying to mount a smb share in Ubuntu 10.10 just fails :(. I have used the following command: sudo mount -t cifs //share /mnt/smb/ Looking inside kernel error messages I can see this: ...
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iTunes on iMac, media on Linux server via SMB - slow imports, changes and stalls

I have an unRAID server (If you're unfamiliar with unRAID, you can check it out at lime-technology.com) which is a Linux based server. I'm getting terrible performance with iTunes on my iMac. The ...
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Two-way syncing folders between PCs and smb share

I have a file server running OpenSolaris and couple of laptops plus a desktop all running Windows 7. I'd like to sync folders between the laptops and desktop via the server. What would be a good ...
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Mount ftp as removeable drive

I am trying to achieve wireless Sync to my android device using doubleTwist. With SwiFTP I can connect to my phone wirelessly and using programs like NetDrive, I can mount it to windows 7. One issue, ...
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Make SMB look like USB pendrive

I have a satellite decoder that lets me connect a USB device to it, allowing me to copy recordings off it. Is there any way that I can somehow network this? What I suppose I am looking for is a USB ...
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Map a SMB-drive outside of the LAN

Is it possible to map a network drive in Windows 7 connecting to a NAS on a another local network (behind a firewall)? Here's my setup (so far): - Linksys wireless router connected to the internet - ...
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Can't a chm file be opened on network-drive?

I have a chm file. The file opens well on my local machine. But on network-drive connected SMB or SAMBA, it doesn't work. Why? It just shows "Navigation to the webpage was canceled" in right pane.
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Files on SMB-Share are locked and some apps can't touch them

Why do all files from a SMB share mounted on OSX are locked, generating Opearation not permiteted on some commands? I have a Windows 7 x64 machine is providing a share. The OS X 10.6 machine has ...
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How can I connect to an SMB share from a Mac using a specific port?

I'm trying to connect to an SMB share on a Windows machine from a Mac. The SMB is running on port 445. Apparently the Mac is trying to connect on ports 137 through 139. How can I configure my Mac ...
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Why isn't this smbmount attempt working?

I can successfully access one of our local samba shares, which is on a windows pc (called marina) as follows: $ sudo /usr/bin/smbclient \\\\marina\\resource_library <my password> ...
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anoymous access and automatic mounting of a samba share from a windows system to a linux system

I have most of my audio files on a system shared by most of the people in my family, and i'd like to be able to get them accessable to a headless linux box i control over smb. The share(s) in question ...
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Windows 7 can't reconnect network drives on startup

I have this annoying problem that Windows 7 won't reconnect to my network drives on startup. The shares are on an Ubuntu machine. I've tried every possible solution I've found: Enable password on ...
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Snow Leopard takes a long time to connect to Windows/Samba server

We run a very heterogeneous network here: There is some XP, Vista, 7, Leopard, Snow Leopard clients, and Windows 2003 (one remaining legacy app), 2008, and Linux servers. The main file server runs ...
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Bonjour for Windows vs. SMB for printer sharing

My landlord would like to print to her printer connected to her Mac from Windows machines in her house. (I'm unsure of what versions of windows, but I assume Vista or 7.) Looking at these docs ...
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Vantec NexStar NAS Enclosures - Writing large files

I have one of these 'Vantec NexStar LX - NST-475LX-BK' drive enclosures. It is a NAS device. When I write a file to the device using eSata, or a SMB share I cannot write files over 4GB. I think this ...
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How do I access admin shares on windows 2008 r2?

I am not able to access admin file shares on a Windows 2008 R2 box, if I'm logged in as a user who is part of the Administrators group. The only way I can access those shares is if I use the built in ...
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What is the advantage of iSCSI over SMB?

At my house I'm running a Hyper-V server with a Windows Server 2008 R2 VM acting as a file server. Files are shared across my network using SMB. (Also, the machine is using a PERC 6/i RAID card but ...
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Entering 'domain' information when connecting to SAMBA share in Dolphin

openSUSE 11.2. KDE 4.3.5 Dolphin 1.3 The following works on CL mount -v -o username=abcdefg,domain=DOM -t cifs //server.tld/share/path /mnt Authentication fails when trying to connect to this ...
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Mac OS can't connect to SMB shares after sleep

I used to access my local Windows 2008 file server's SMB shares on my recent (3 weeks old) MacBook Pro without problems. However, for a few days now, it fails to (re-)connect to the server after it ...
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Diagnosing extremely slow network operations

The network: * A windows 7 PC with 2 NICs - one connected to an old style ethernet hub - the other to the internet - with internet sharing enabled * An Apple iMac connected to the hub, successfully ...
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Are folders and filenames starting with “icon” illegal in SMB?

Are five letter filenames starting with "icon" illegal in SMB? I just got a Drobo FS, in part to back up the computers in my house, and it does not accept folders named 'icons', 'iconv', or indeed I ...
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Mac sees mangled filenames from Linux SAMBA share

Certain filenames in my SAMBA shares from Linux are not getting transmitted properly. It's certain files in certain folders and it doesn't affect all folders or all files within a single folder. I can ...
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How do I have a network share mount in Mac OS X persist between reboots

I currently connect to a Windows (smb) share via the Finder -> Go -> Connect To Server. I have to type in the IP (although I have saved the credentials in my keychain). If I reboot or logout, I have ...
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How-To define an Alias-Name for a given Fileserver?

I'm building a testsystem and want to use the servernames like in the productive environment. For tcp-traffic i made an entry in the hosts-file but that seems not to work for fileservers (smb). How ...
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Samba + Centos (Share not working)

I've done this a few times already, but for some reason this time it's not working. I have a folder called ruby (root:root - 0777) on /home/placona I'm trying to see this folder from my WindowsXP ...
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No symlinks allowed in smb share

I have the following share setup on my Ubuntu machine # From /etc/fstab //192.168.1.13/media /home/USER/SHARE/media cifs username=USERNAME,password=PASSWORD,_netdev,uid=USER,gid=users 0 0 However ...
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How to export a VirtualBox appliance to a NAS?

I'm using VirtualBox 3.1.2 (r56127) on Linux (Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit). I'm trying to use Export Appliance utility to clone my virtual machines over local network using SMB protocol to NAS. I decided to ...
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how to add a SMB (samba) password for a user in Debian, when there is no smbpasswd binary?

I have samba installed on a Debian server of mine, and I use libpam-smbpass to keep UNIX and SMB passwords in sync. Passwords are only changed from unix logins via shell at the moment. However, just ...
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Is it possible to stop Windows from changing permissions on a Linux SMB share?

On Ubuntu I've made my user's Public folder an SMB share (using the same user as the smbuser) - I've then mapped it as a network drive on Windows XP. I can edit, from Windows, any file on the share, ...