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Tech Tip: Create a share on a remote computer


As an administrator, there are times when you'll need to create a shared directory on a remote computer. However, you must first create a directory on the remote machine.

If the server is named NTSERVER1 and you want the directory to be on the D: drive, you can bring up the administrative share by going to Start | Run and typing \\NTSERVER1\D$. Once the drive is open, choose File | New | Folder, and name the new folder PUBLIC.

Now you can share the new directory. Follow these steps:

  1. Go to Start | Programs | Administrative Tools | Server Manager.
  2. Select the target computer, and choose Computer | Shared Directories.
  3. Click New Share, and type the name of the share and the path (for example, D:\Public).
  4. Select Permissions, and adjust them accordingly because the default is Full Control for the group Everyone.

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