Creating and Publishing Shared Folders

To create shares on a server running Windows Server 2003, you must be a member of the Administrators or Server Operators group. You can create shares using Windows Explorer, Computer Management, or NET SHARE from the command line.

  • Windows Explorer works well when you want to share folders on the computer to which you are logged on.

  • Using Computer Management, you can share the folders on the local computer and on any computer to which you can connect.

  • Using NET SHARE, you can create shares from the command line or in scripts. Type net share /? at the command prompt for details on using this command.

As an administrator, Computer Management is the tool you'll use the most for creating and managing shares. After ...

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