Create shares remotely in Windows 2000 Server

Share, and share alike—share the contents of your folders throughout the Windows 2000 Server network. Here's how to create shares on a remote computer by configuring the Computer Management Console.

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:

  1. Open the Computer Management console from the Administrative Tools folder.
  2. Right-click Computer Management (Local), click Connect To Another Computer, and type the name of the remote computer. Click OK.
  3. Expand the Shared Folders node. Right-click the Shares node and select New File Share.
  4. Select the folder you want to share and then type the Share Name and the Share Description (if you like). Now click Next.
  5. In the next dialog box, select the permissions you want to assign to the share and click Finish.
  6. Close the Computer Management console.

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