Folder sharing allows you to make the folder content available for use throughout the entire Windows 2000 Server network. To share a folder, you simply right-click it, select Sharing, and then specify the share name. Now users can connect to this share with \\servername\sharename. To share a folder, you also have to work on the computer that will hold the share.
In order to share a folder on a remote computer, you need to configure the Computer Management console. Follow these six steps to configure the console:
- Open the Computer Management console from the Administrative Tools folder.
- Right-click Computer Management (Local), click Connect To Another Computer, and type the name of the remote computer. Click OK.
- Expand the Shared Folders node. Right-click the Shares node and select New File Share.
- Select the folder you want to share and then type the Share Name and the Share Description (if you like). Now click Next.
- In the next dialog box, select the permissions you want to assign to the share and click Finish.
- Close the Computer Management console.
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