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Windows Server 2012 R2 Inside Out: Configuration, Storage, & Essentials by William R. Stanek

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Chapter 18. Managing file sharing

File-sharing essentials

Creating and publishing shared folders

Managing share permissions

Configuring synced sharing

Sharing files means that you allow users to access files from across the network. The most basic way to share files is to create a shared folder and make it accessible to users through a mapped network drive. In most cases, you don’t want everyone with access to the network to be able to read, modify, or delete the shared files. Therefore, when you share files, the permissions on the shared folder and the local access permissions are very important in granting appropriate access and restricting access to files when necessary. File sharing and file security go hand in hand. You don’t want to share files ...

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