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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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Clients can't create symlinks on Samba share

As recommended in many answers to questions about samba shares and symlinks, I have tried explicitly enabling "follow symlinks" (although documentation says it is on by default) as well as enabling "...
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How to share a folder on a computer behind a router to nodes outside the router?

I want to share a folder on a computer X to several other nodes, say A, B, C, which are on the same LAN. X is behind a router, and the router's IP address might change over the time (it's DHCP-...
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Windows 10 Pro Cannot UNC to network shares

I have a new surface book pro with Windows 10 Pro. On this machine alone I am unable to access my network shares. I have several other machines on my network that can access these shares without ...
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Linux to Windows, can list smb shares but cannot mount

This is a really weird one and all the research I've done so far isn't panning out. I'm trying to connect to a Windows share from CentOS 7.5.1804 to Windows Server 2008 R2 (no snickering and let's ...
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How to tell if a scanner can be used over the network with WIA (or another network protocol)

I have been searching for an ADF scanner/multifunction device that is visible as a scanning device in "Devices and printers" and/or to Windows's "Scan and fax" (since it's WIA-based) software while ...
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File sharing via USB NIC not possible

Environment Win 10 (1709) 64 bit Dell Latitude 7390 Dell Dock WD15 providing networking (Realtek USB GbE Family Controller) Description of issue The notebook behaves as expected network-wise, ...
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Access networkshare from 2 different domains

I have the following situation: A stand-alone server which has a folder shared (win 2k8 r2). A domain controller with terminal server (2x win 2016). Another domain controller with terminal server (2x ...
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Static UNC “shortcut” to network folder?

Is there a way to create a path like \\this_never_changes\static that maps to some arbitrary network location, in the same fashion as mapping a drive letter? I can't just map a drive letter, since I ...
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Know when a mapped network drive has been connected and disconnected

Scenario: A NAS which sometimes has its LAN cable unplug and plugged back again. Is there a way to know exactly when a mapped network drive has been phisicaly connected and disconnected? Like an entry ...
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How to configure sharing on a small Windows 10 network since HomeGroup is gone?

This is apparently a common problem but I have not found a solution. With the deprecation of HomeGroup after the release of Windows 10 version 1803, I cannot get two computers to maintain network ...
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Windows shares: Different folders for different users?

What is working right now is: On the server I have the folders \some\folder\share\alices-folder \some\folder\share\bobs-folder and the users alice and bob. The folder \some\folder\share is shared. ...
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Port 445 still open but i cannot connect (Use shared drive) to windows server 2003

Two days ago my windows server 2003 shared folders no longer accessible from other computers in the network. No Active Directory Domain, simple workgroup sharing. Turn on File and Printer Sharing on ...
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IPC$ Share - Can it be deleted?

Sometimes I cant access shared folders using an admin account because my computer has already established an anonymous connection to the IPC$ share. I use net use * /delete in cmd to clear current ...
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disable thumb.db on windows 10 network folder

I know this question has been asked million times on the net, but no registry approach or group policies approach I found works in Windows 10 for network drives with Windows Version from Mai 2018. I ...
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Safe sharing home network, single user Microsoft account without Homegroup

I have a home office with a workstation, and I just added another workstation and a laptop. All use windows10 professional and I use the same Microsoft account to login on all machines. I'm trying to ...
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Losing internet while connecting second Ethernet cable to access network share

I have a machine that runs CentOS 7, right now I am struggling with a network issue that I think is fairly easy to solve. I have an network share (NFS) that I can connect to and mount - this involves ...
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How does the virualbox manage network connections of the hosted OS

[I'm new to Linux and virtualbox so this one is probably pretty simple] I've installed virtualbox on my Win10, created a VM and installed Ubuntu (18) on it. Afterwards, I've created a shared folder ...
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Saving multiple E-Mails with identical name locally too slow

I have a user who wants to backup E-Mails on our network shares. She does this by draging the mails and dropping them to the share that she wishes to backup her mails on. This creates an eml-file ...
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Experimenting with Windows Credentials settings broke some network access

Windows 7 / Fedora dual-boot Dell Precision M4800 laptop Under Windows and Linux, I had several network shared folders set up that worked for weeks, but it was annoying that in Windows I had to log ...
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How do i renable connecting a network drive using SMB1 since Windows 1709

I find today that I can no longer mount my Netgear ReadyNas drive because apparently it is using SMB1 and Windows 10 have disabled since release 1709. This is very problemaic because I need to access ...
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Windows 10 Pro client can't hit a Samba server (usual fixes failing)

I'm on a Windows 10 Pro (b16299) client (workgroup, not domain) can't access a Samba (v4.7.7 on Ubuntu 16.04) file server with a single share. Attempting to hit \FILESERVER from Explorer generates ...
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Report disk usage through SMB server

I have an SMB server (4.5.12-Debian) with several hard drives (all NTFS) attached as my local network backup storage. I would like to be able to see the current disk usage (free space / total space) ...
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WIndows 10 cant connect to/from network shares

Problem: I am unable to connect to/from Windows 7, Mac PCs and Raspberry PIs (Samba Shares on Raspbian) connected via LAN (via 2 dumb Netgear switches). I can ping in both directions without problems....
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How to correctly find out what IP address to use for network sharing directories in WSL and Windows 10?

I came across this question here: Mounting network drive in Windows 10 bash? Where mounting network share directories between Windows 10 and WSL is supported in Windows 10 Creator's Update (1703). ...
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How law enforcement agencies catch culprit who uses shared network? [closed]

We have shared WiFi router, all my roommates use it. I want know if my any of roommate do some illegal activity (such as downloaded pirated stuff), how law enforcement agencies will catch the culprit ?...
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Cannot see computers on network

I have three Windows 10 machines on a network, on the same default network: WORKGROUP. One of them can see all three, call it Media-PC. The other two can only see each other but not Media-PC, call ...
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Stop Finder from buffering (network) videos in macOS (Sierra)

I'm using a VPN connection to my movie database at home. Unfortunately when I open it in Finder and click on a movie (mkv), before I can even open it or drag it somewhere, the bouncy ball comes into ...
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Not able to stream content over gigabit switch over WiFI

Hello anyone having networking knowledge please assist :) I have a gigabit tp link switch, tp link wifi 100 MBps router and a PC. Cable internet wire. All 3 need to be connected so that PC gets ...
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Windows control pannel sharing protected by password radio button

How i can manage 'Sharing protected by password' option (radio button) in Windows control panel with powershell ? I can modify the network profile type with : Set-NetConnectionProfile -...
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Block ANY access to ALL servers in our network (Shares, RDP, Web, etc.)

I am creating an AD account for a specific user, we only want that user to be able to access two applications (OWA and another web based) on our network, and not access ANY other machines (RDP, shares,...
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Create a RAID file server on Linux

Originally asked on Server Fault here, but I was told to move it here. I have an old PC which I want to use as a file server in my office. I connected two 500GB HDDs and one 300GB HDD to it. Now I ...
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Windows7 not share with Windows 10

I have two machines Machine(1): Windows 10 192.168.20.11 File and printer sharing : Enable Machine(2): Windows 7 192.168.20.12 File and printer sharing : Enable Share printer ...
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A way to spread user credentials without manually adding them to each computer

Say you have a shared network drive, it requires user and password authentication to access its contents. User and password can be added to a single PC, via net use command or Windows Credentials ...
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Completely hiding a dir, but leaving its descendants accessible via symlinks, in Samba

Due to the way Samba handles symlinks and wide links (it can only distinguish "within the share root" or "outside the share root") I want to create fixed symlinks in the share root to the "actual" ...
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How to create anonymous share on Windows 10?

I'm trying to create an anonymous share on my Windows 10 computer. Now if I right-click on the folder I shared, switch to the sharing tab, I can see at the bottom of the property window People without ...
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Error when running executables from mapped network drives

We have an active directory environment with some shares on a file server running windows server 2008 r2, the clients run windows 7 and map the file shares to drives on their machine, this is ...
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Net use - error 53 encountered when using c$ but not c$\subfolder

When I run this piece of code in Powershell: net use \\$computerName\c$\ $adminPW /user:$adminUN /Persistent:No I get: System error 53 has occurred. The network path was not found. However, if I ...
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Is there a way to display live data using an excel file as the data source (without using any cloud service)

I'm trying to figure out a way that an Excel file (which resides on a network share) can be edited by users while a separate "display" computer simply displays that data and updates it in real-time or ...
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How to setup a local network drive to be accessible from both Windows and Mac

My router (Archer C2) has a USB port which allows me to connect an external hard drive, which can be made accessible as a network drive. I have a computer running Windows 10 and a Macbook, and I want ...
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Cache specific network storage directories locally

I need a solution that would allow me to pick certain directories on network storage (NAS) to be cached locally on my SSD. How I imagine that would work is similar to Google Drive Filestream, I could ...
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Virtualbox - folder does not automatically mount, Windows 7 host Ubuntu 17.10 guest

I'm trying to use Virtualbox's shared folder functionality, and I can't get the automount folder feature to work. I've followed directions in various SO/AskUbuntu questions, and it seems like I set ...
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What is the difference between a Network Short cut and a mounted share drive in Windows 10?

I've run into an oddity that I worked around, but can't explain. I'm hoping someone can. Situation: I have used the "Add network location" option to connect to an Ubuntu samba shared directory that ...
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MAC OS Cannot access Windows 7 shared Folders/Files

I have a shared drive I: in Windows 7, I want to access that drive from my Mac, but I am not able to connect to my windows. From Finder > Go > Connect to server smb://server It asks me for a Name ...
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hardlink/symlink with mapped drives in Server 2003

I'm trying to create a hardlink on a Windows Server 2003 system using fsutil hardlink create M:\docs L:\docs but am receiving a message stating "The FSUTIL utility requires a local NTFS volume. I ...
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Linux file permission issue for AD Domain users

I have a Linux mint box used as DB server Domain users are access the shared folder from Linux mint but Linux machine is not joined to AD we are having file folder permission issue i have tried ...
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Windows 10, can ping other PC but cannot access shared folders! What gives?

I have a computer running Windows 7 that shares a Git repo on drive D. Let's call this PC "win7". This repo is the origin of a project that we push to and pull from. The network is a wireless network....
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Issue with my roaming profile powershell producing - Attempting to perform the InitializeDefaultDrives operation on the 'FileSystem' provider failed

This is really annoying error - Attempting to perform the InitializeDefaultDrives operation on the 'FileSystem' provider failed., which I get every time I start powershell when outside company's ...
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Exe file corrupted in client and not able to shutdown server

Case1: I am creating my application exe using Visual studio 2010 in Windows 10 OS. The coding files are in my server PC (Windows Server 2012 R2). I am accessing the coding files from network. During ...
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Get details on a Network Location configuration

I have Kodi running on a Raspberry Pi 3 (LibreELEC OS). On my Windows 10 PC, in This PC, I can access Kodi's library under Network Locations: But the thing is, I don't know the protocol nor the ...
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How to open default share C$ in Windows 10 home?

I would like to be able to connect remotely to \\myw10pc\c$\ (Windows 10 Home x64, v 1709) from another PC on the LAN, but I am not having success - any username I try (e.g. .\conrad, myw10pc\conrad, ...