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Inside Windows® Server 2003 by William Boswell

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Configuring File Sharing

A share point represents a network path to a local file system. Windows never provides default share points that ordinary users can access. You must create shares at a server before users can map to the server.

There are several ways to create a share. You can use the Explorer shell, the Computer Management console, the command line via the NET command, or Resource Kit tools. This section covers all these methods:

File Sharing and XP

The primary focus of this book is on Windows Server 2003 products, but you should be aware that file sharing for standalone XP Professional desktops (not domain members) and XP Home Edition desktops works significantly differently than Windows Server 2003 or previous versions of Windows 2000 ...

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