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Microsoft® Windows® Internals: Microsoft Windows Server™ 2003, Windows XP, and Windows 2000, 4th Edition by David A. Solomon, Mark E. Russinovich

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Multiple Redirector Support

Applications can examine or access resources on remote systems in two ways. One way is by using the UNC standard with Windows functions to directly address a remote resource; a second way is by using the Windows Networking (WNet) API to enumerate computers and resources that those computers export for sharing. Both these approaches use the capabilities of a redirector to find their way to the network. (CIFS is described in Chapter 12.) As we stated earlier, to access CIFS servers from a client, Microsoft supplies a CIFS redirector, which has a kernel-mode component called the redirector FSD and a user-mode component called the Workstation service. Microsoft also makes available a redirector that can access resources ...

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