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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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Create file on AD samba share: Permission denied

I am setting up a samba active directory server (inside fmstrat docker container) on ubuntu server 22.04. After some trial on error I achieved: hosting an AD server on my ubuntu server joining a ...
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Fast switch on a slow / older router possible?

I wanted to know if this will work as intended - being that I will get full 10G link between computers on the network. I have a router with 4 x 1G LAN ports, but I will have 10G SFP+ switches all ...
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Running Executables from Mapped Drive Shares

I have a directory which I’m sharing from my Macintosh. In it there are five executables. I mapped the directory to S: on my Windows virtual machine (on VirtualBox). Four out of these five executables ...
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Is it possible to temporarily disable or block a samba share without server restart?

I have Linux server hosting separate samba share for users on some windows clients (each user would have a linux client also accessing their share) (users have authenticator app on separate devices). ...
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Can not access share from one of 3 domain controlers

Setup: 3 DC's in the Samen VLAN network. DC1: Windows server 2016 DC2: Windows server 2019 DC3: Windows server 2019 Problem: All company data is op DC3 I have added myself with full control using ...
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Windows File/Folder Sharing - custom network path

I'm trying to simplify/shorten a windows shared network folder so that it's easier for my users to access. On the host computer where the path resides, I would like to share an entire drive to the ...
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How can I mount network drives consistently in macOS?

The issue is that I have a shared drive with 3 partitions on my router. The router insists on exporting a drive letter ("G", "H" and "I") instead of partition names. The ...
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Why did Samba shares stop working out of nowhere?

I'm hosting a home server using Ubuntu 22.04. I've been using Samba to share a drive with my Windows 10 system for a couple days now, today out of nowhere I can no longer access the drive through ...
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How do i share a second drive using samba on Ubuntu 22.04.3?

Im pretty new to linux and am setting up a home server using ubuntu. I set up samba in the terminal using a video guide then realized i had set it up to share the smaller drive ubuntu was on and not ...
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Cannot access other computers in a private Windows network

I have set up a private network in my home with 4 computers as follows: PC1 New desktop w/ Windows 11 Home PC2 Laptop w/ Windows 10 Home PC3 Desktop w/ Windows 10 Home PC4 Old All-in One w/ ...
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Can "File History" be backed up to an NFS-share?

My Windows 11 desktop mounts this particular filesystem using NFS -- it is not available as a Windows share -- as drive N:. When I specify N:\MyBackups as the destination in the "File History&...
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Can't see even own computer in the Network view of File Explorer in Windows 10

Preface One of my laptop is hooked up to the internet via ethernet cable. However, network sharing doesn't seem to work for it. When I go to the Network section of File Explorer, normally I should see ...
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symlinks on Samba share created by linux client (mfsymlink) not working on server

On my mounted Samba share I can create a symlink from a linux client by simple ln -s hello.txt hello.sl This works for the client (on linux) when 'mfsymlinks' option is enabled, but the symlink doesn'...
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How can I restrict a folder by password in samba?

I have a samba share setup. I want to allow anyone to access the public share on /mypool/shared without any authentication. I also want to restrict access to /mypool/restricted. I've also created a /...
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NT_STATUS_BAD_NETWORK_NAME when connecting to router samba share

I have a asus router that I am using to host a samba share networked hard drive. I've been able to connect to this shared disk from both my windows machine and my macbook, so I know the drive "...
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How to list which paths are succesfully shared by samba

I had some paths shared via samba from an Ubuntu host and they are no longer working for some reason. I want to figure out whether it is the server or client which is misconfigured. What command can I ...
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Windows server 2008 R2 workgroup computers have complete server access. How to restrict this?

I am not a network engineer, however I can see that in our current office setup, the organization server is connected to multiple desktops in a private network. The desktops are visible in the server ...
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Recent trouble connecting to SMB share from Windows client or Ubuntu client

I have an old PC that I use as a server. It mostly is used for serving up Plex and family photos/videos - just three SATA drives attached for storage. The machine runs Ubuntu Server 22.04.2 installed ...
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Idle windows shares not removing after Idle Session time

Afternoon guru's - I have a user that would like to be prompted every time they connect to a network share on a Linux computer (TrueNAS) from a Windows computer with SMB. The user logins and set up ...
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Network mapping for all users & Windows System error 86

I want to map a network drive for all users of a VM running windows server 2016. To do this I created a .bat file with the following code: net use T: \\IP adress\share /user:AccountName Password /...
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Local account trying to login to a NAS, without asking

I'm working in a factory where we have a bunch of Windows 10 machines with nearly identical configuration (just related to which machines they talk to). These machines do not have access to the ...
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QEMU VM guest with no network in bridge mode on Arch Linux

I try to create a network bridge mode with my QEMU VM guest in Arch Linux using systemd-networkd. First, I create bridge mode in Arch Linux: # nano /etc/systemd/network/br0.netdev [NetDev] Name=br0 ...
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Accessing samba shared files over internet

I am trying to access my samba share over internet. I can already access it via ssh and I have opened the 445 port but I cannot find the linux command line to access it. Let's say I have the following:...
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Can't access Samba drive from android devices as encryption is required

I am unable to access my samba drive from any android device. The connection fails even though the password is correct. Looking at the logs, I can see that the connection fails due to the lack of ...
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Sharing folders across the internet

I have a software project me and a couple friends are working on, and I have all the files hosted on an Ubuntu server. On the server, everyone has their own user and their own home folder, and there's ...
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PC can be Ping'd by IP and name, show in network list but windows 11 says Network Path Not Found

Firstly, we have added a new pc to the network and changed drive letters on the problem PC to point to the QNAP device where the data was being backed up. All our data was on D: which we changed to Z: ...
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Custom Shortcut Icons Not Showing (Blank Page), Using UNC Path for an SMB Share

On my Server have a custom Icon (ICO) that I created that is in the directory of a .NET / C# Application that I want to share, right along side the EXE for the Application, which has an Icon (ICO) ...
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Windows network share doesn't work as intended

On my main PC, when I try to connect to my other pc (I'll refer to it as "SERVER") through the network tab in file explorer I get the error "Windows cannot access \SERVER" with the ...
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How do I configure my Linux Samba server smb.conf file to allow for Windows guest-access without requiring credentials from the server?

How do I configure my Linux Samba server smb.conf file to allow for Windows guest-access without requiring credentials from the server? I've tried the following smb.conf. It allows Windows clients to ...
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XigmaNAS: set different access rights to different SAMBA shares

Here is what XigmaNAS manual says regarding my question: Q: What do I need to do to setup different file / folder access for my Windows clients / users? A: If you carefully follow the basic steps ...
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Cat6 Cable Issue. Driving me Nuts - Help Please

I have a 180’ cat6 connecting main house and guest house. It’s been working for 6 months no issues. Two days ago it stopped. I checked one of the end point and it was loose to I Re-crimped T568B on ...
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How to list stored samba shares credentials in Windows10

I have a samba share on my NAS and mounted it in Windows-10 for a couple of days. Then I removed the share on Windows, however it is still trying to access it - but with incorrect credentials. I know ...
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Mount a 2nd SMB Share Drive from Local Windows PC to Ubuntu 22.04.03

Today is the first day of my 38 years on this planet that I am using Linux. So please be patient with me. I have successfully followed a series of steps to mount a share folder from my Windows Desktop,...
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Folder location / path issue

I am a learning junior sys admin and I read an article on how to give a shared drive over the network a recycling bin in a roundabout way...I was told if i change the file path of a random folder in ...
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Optimizing NFS share for many small files

I'm attempting to setup a file share system for a system where users are given access to ephemeral virtual machines to work on projects that read/write a large amount of small files. For example, a ...
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Image a drive to network share from Windows

I have used both dd and clonezilla to image drives, and that's great for us Linux folks; but I have clients that run Windows and I'd like to be able to be able to either clone to an external drive (I ...
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Network Error: 0x80070043 - The network name cannot be found. Trying to insert a new drive

I'm using a 3-year-old computer - HP laptop, so I wanted to insert a new Windows 10 network drive on File Explorer, but the map network drive won't let me insert because the network name cannot be ...
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How can I create SMB shares accessible from Windows/Mac/Linux clients which are hosted on a linux server (with login via LDAP)?

I currently replace old NAS systems with a fileserver. I am looking for a solution to create CIFS/SMB shares on the fileserver (Debian 12) which shall be protected by a login which works via LDAP ...
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Network-shared hard drive cannot be connected to with Samba

Description: Hello. I am running Fedora 38 with samba software installed. I successfully setup a local network share of a home folder and it's been working fine for months now. Lately, I've wanted to ...
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Finder does not show content of an SMB network share

Finder on my Mac sometimes gets caught in a limbo when it cannot show content of SMB network share. Instead of showing the content, it shows a clipart of a folder with two fields: "Created" ...
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Samba shares won't accept my credentials with Ubuntu 22 LTS/Windows 10

I have the following share set up on Ubuntu 22 LTS: [share] path = /home/user/trunk browsable = yes writeable = yes public = yes I ran sudo smbpasswd -a user and set the password to be the same as ...
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Linux Samba server: files moved into shared directory via 'mv' command are not visible on clients

I've setup a Samba server on Rockey Linux 8. The shared directory can be mounted on Windows / macOS clients and files can be read/write without any issue. The problem is, if I mv some file from other ...
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Cannot access specific shared file from specific machine

I have my Windows 11 workstation and another Win 7 workstation. And windows 2019 server standard. The server has “Data” folder and share it across the domain. I can access all the file and subfolders ...
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Windows Search service - Not searching within index in network drive

Users are not finding specific files with Windows Search on Windows 10. File is obviously there, but Search returns "no matches". First thing I've noticed is that some directories do not ...
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Chrome --user-data-dir over shared network, possible?

Is it possible to open Chrome with the user data directory on the shared network drive specified? The background why I'm trying this is: I have two computers. I use one mainly and the second one is ...
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How to mount a public windows share in linux

This is more a Windows configuration question I think. Goal: To access Windows 10 public shares from Linux. In this context: "server" is a single simple standalone Windows 10 machine, and &...
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List samba share when no one is connected?

How to list samba share when no one is connected (the smbstatus command only show actual samba connections) ? So far, I found this command : $ testparm -s 2>/dev/null | awk '/path/ && $3 !~ ...
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Trouble using mount.cifs to mount a share drive on a local network after updating packages

Currently I have a computer running Arch linux 6.3.3-arch1-1. After running a system update with pacman -Syu about a month ago I have been unable to mount my network share drive, which is in my /etc/...
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Troubleshooting SMB connection to file share

I have a bunch of servers and a file share set up on a remote HNAS. The file share is set up to use SMB 3.1.1 and the servers are all Windows Server 2019. 5 out of 6 servers connects just fine to ...
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Some windows shares not mounting using cifs, permission denied error

In /etc/fstab I have a bunch of network shares that mount fine, using a credentials file at /root/.smbcredentials with my username, domain name and password. But a couple refuse to mount, and I don't ...
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