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Creating a SHARED FOLDER in EXPLORER

By arowbothama ·
Kids stuff I thought at first, but I was wrong.....

The problem;
At work I have NT4 SP5 domain with 500+ users all mapping home directories etc, all of which I have no problems with. If I wish to add another NT user\account to the domain, I first create an account, and secondly, create their personal home directory. My problem occurs when I wish to share the new user's home directory. I can only do this by executing 'winfile' via the 'run' prompt which loads up 16-bit 'File Manager'. Is this the onlyway?

N.B If a particular network drive is shared ie drive e:\ as e$, then all directories winthin this drive can be shared in explorer via right-clicking. If the drive is not shared, you don't have this option.

Sorry for the long note,

Regards,

Andy

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by mkelley In reply to Creating a SHARED FOLDER ...

You can also create shared directories on your servers from your desk by using server manager. Just highlight your server, click computer>shared directories, and then hit the new share button. You can also assaign directory rights from here.

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by k0redump In reply to Creating a SHARED FOLDER ...

Another easy way is to do it on the server. Right click the folder and enable sharing, then assign rights to it. If you have a share that has a $ after it, it will be hidden

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by heckle In reply to Creating a SHARED FOLDER ...

If your using a NT workstation, you can do it with Windows Explorer (if you have Admin rights). If not, do it right from the server where the home directories are located. We use a "modified" home directory setup. All users (600+) Map to a share on a server and has a directory under their Department with access set accordingly. The user can create the directory and the Admin's set the permissions (taking out the Everyone group).

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by liorz In reply to Creating a SHARED FOLDER ...

if you have over 500 users(shares for that matter)and they placed under one directory,try to seperate them so they will not be under same directory ie: d:\users\dep1\user1, d:\users\dep2\user2 etc.
the point is that there are too many directories entries under one directory.

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by ewwallace In reply to Creating a SHARED FOLDER ...

Another very quick way to share the directory is from the command line, but you have to either be on the server or using RCMD or telnet. The command is NET SHARE ...; to see the options type NET SHARE /?. Here's an example of creating a share for a user:

NET SHARE JIMMY$=D:\USERS\JIMMY /UNLIMITED /REMARK:"Jimmy's Home Drive"

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