2-5: Determine Which Folders Should Be Shared

Solution overview

Type of solution

Guidance

Features and tools

Shared folders

Solution summary

Understand the design criteria that determine whether a folder should be shared and how many shares are required.

Benefits

Optimize the number of shared folders in your environment.

Introduction

There are best practices for determining whether and how to share a folder. The best practices, which will be laid out later in this solution, require consideration of the following settings:

  • NTFS permissions. A folder should be configured with the correct permissions with NTFS ACLs prior to being made available as a shared folder.

  • Share protocols. Windows Server 2008 enables you to share folders using SMB, the standard share ...

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