Configuring Standard File Sharing

You use shares to control access for remote users. Permissions on shared folders have no effect on users who log on locally to a server or to a workstation that has shared folders.

Viewing Existing Shares

You can use both Computer Management and Share And Storage Management to work with shares. You can also view current shares on a computer by typing net share at a command prompt.

In Computer Management you can view the shared folders on a local or remote computer by following these steps:

  1. You’re connected to the local computer by default. If you want to connect to a remote computer, right-click the Computer Management node and select Connect To Another Computer. Choose Another Computer, type the name or Internet ...

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