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Configuring file transfers to or from a network server

Network servers are Windows file-sharing compliant servers in your network operating on the SMB (Server Message Block) protocol. This means that you can easily use this protocol to transfer files to and from Windows servers as well as Mac OS servers with Windows file sharing enabled or Unix or Linux servers running SAMBA.

Configuring a Network Server connection

  1. In the Connect Settings app, go to Servers > Default.  
  2. Select the group to which you want to add the server and select Add server. You must specify some general settings for the server before you can define the folders that you want to use for file transfers.

Name: Type a short, descriptive name for the server.

Description: The description field lets you type in additional information about the server, for instance, its location or information pertaining to the folders it serves.

Protocol: Choose Network Server for file transfer operations to or from a Windows network volume (CIFS/SMB).

Host name: Type in the name or IP address of the host. (Typically the server name, omitting the double backslash.)

Authentication: By default, the user account set as the Background Service account on the Global tab is used to access the volume. However, if this server requires other user credentials for access to the shares, select the Override Account checkbox and type in the required user name and password. If the user account is on a domain you can enter in the separate domain field.

Test connection: Click on this button to verify that the server can be accessed with the provided user credentials.

  1. Select Save.
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