Category: File Sharing

Windows XP Home cannot join domain, but can access shares

By changing the workgroup of Windows XP Home, then it is possible to get access to domain shares.

Configure caching of remote customized folders

Enable caching of desktop.ini can improve the speed of browsing custom folders on remote computers.

No more than 10 concurrent connections to a remote computer

Windows Professional / Home edition includes limitation for not handling more than 10 SMB connections.

Configure lookup caching of files placed on network shares

The lookup cache for network files makes it faster to reopen a file placed on a remote share.

Configure opportunistic locking for files on network shares

Opportunistic locking delivers good network performance but older implementations can lead to data loss.

Configure automatic handling of network file sharing violations

Sharing violations on files placed on network shares are retried while they block immediately with local files.

Configure the request of extended file details when opening a file

Windows Explorer will automatically request extended file information when trying to open a file on a network share.

Configure notification events received from mapped network shares

Windows Explorer sends a Change Notification request to the remote server when mapping a network share.

Configure password encryption level in Windows NT

How to configure the password encryption level for better security.

Description of password encryption in the Microsoft Network

The different password encryption algorithms available in the Microsoft Network.

Description of SMB signing in the Microsoft Network

How the security features in SMB signing can protect the network.

Configure the scanning for network shares and printers

The network crawler will automatically create shortcuts to the network shares and printers found on the netwok in My Network Places.

Description of Master Browser in the Microsoft Network

The use of the master browser in the microsoft network, and how it is elected.

Prevent the creation of the administrator shares

Windows creates by default a network shares for each drive letter, which is used for administrative tasks.

Configure master browser election in Windows NT

How to configure the way Microsoft Windows participates in the master browser election.

Hide computer from the other computers on the network

How to configure the computer not to announce itself on the Microsoft Network.

Optimizing the file sharing network to handle more traffic

Prepare the file servers to handle a higher loads and allow the clients to make more requests.

Configure the file server request buffer size

Increasing the request buffer size can improve file sharing performance on high latency networks.

Creating file shares that are hidden

Hiding a file-share by changing the name.