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Windows Vista Security: Praxisorientierte Sicherheit für Profis by Marcus Nasarek

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Sharing Your Data
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6. If your current logon doesn’t have appropriate access permissions for the share,
click the “Different user name” link. In the Connect As dialog box, enter the
username and password of the account with which you want to connect to the
shared folder, and then click OK.
7. Click Finish.
You can stop mapping a network drive to a shared file or folder by completing the
following steps:
1. Click Start and then click Computer.
2. In Windows Explorer, under Network Location, right-click the network drive
icon and choose Disconnect.
Accessing Shared Folders Offline
An offline folder is a shared folder designated for use offline. Offline folders provide
an easy way for you to use files on shared folders regardless of where you are. You
use offline folders as follows:
1. When you are using a laptop computer to access a shared folder over the net-
work, you might want to make the shared folder available for offline use.
2. You then designate the files that your computer should store so that you can use
them while disconnected from the network.
3. When you later connect to the network, your computer automatically synchro-
nizes any changes you make back to the shared folder.
As with just about every feature discussed in this book, it is important
to remember that your office administrators can enable and disable
offline folders. If they have disabled this or another feature, they prob-
ably did so for a good reason. Offline folders are sometimes disabled
to prevent problems with multiple users changing the same docu-
ments, or to protect potentially sensitive documents.
You can configure a shared folder so that it is available for offline use by completing
the following steps:
1. In Windows Explorer, right-click the folder you want to use offline and then
select Properties.
2. In the Properties dialog box, select the Sharing tab. The details on this tab indi-
cate whether the folder is shared already. The folder must be shared to config-
ure it for offline use.
3. Click Advanced Sharing.
4. In the Advanced Sharing dialog box, click Caching.
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5. In the Offline Settings dialog box, shown in Figure 11-21, select one of the fol-
lowing options:
Only the files and programs that users specify will be available offline
With this option, only files you specifically designated will be available for
offline use.
All files and programs that users open from the share will be automatically avail-
able offline
With this option, all files in the selected folder will be available for offline use.
6. Click OK twice.
Once you’ve ensured that a folder is available for offline use, you can specify the files
and folders to use offline. To copy the entire contents of a shared folder to your com-
puter and make it available for offline use, complete the following steps:
1. Click Start and then click Computer. This opens the Computer console.
2. Under Network Location, right-click the shared location and then select Always
Available Offline.
To copy only certain files to your computer and make them available offline, com-
plete the following steps:
1. Click Start and then click Computer. This opens the Computer console.
2. Under Network Location, double-click the shared location to open it.
3. Right-click a file you want to make available offline and then select Always
Available Offline.
Figure 11-21. Configuring offline file settings

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