NT4 Disk Sharing
Access to the Sharing permissions is given
(like on Windows95) via the "Context"-menu
Although you did not give any permissions, all drives on the
system show already the "Sharing" icon: the "hand
holding the disk":
These are the "Administrator"
shares, they should NOT be removed.
But since the share-name includes the '$'-sign, this
"Share" is invisible on the network and will NOT show
up in the "Network Neighborhood"
of other systems.
To grant access, which is also visible in the "Network
Neighborhood", you need to define a "New
Give it a new "Share-name" and check the
"permissions": by default, "EVERYBODY"
When the last character of a sharename is '$':
then this share is invisible: It will NOT be shown in the
You can still connect to such a
hidden share by manually mapping a network drive
using the UNC-name.
a Share-name under Windows95/98, you are limited to
max. 12 Characters.
This limit does not exist under NT, you can define longer
You are getting a warning, that such a share is
"not accessible form some MS-DOS
And for this item, Windows95 and Windows98 are behaving
like DOS-systems !
While such a share is visible in the Network-Neighborhood
Sharenames with more than 12 characters are NOT
displayed in the Network
Neighborhood of Windows95/98 systems !
But you can still map manually to such shares:
right-click on the Network-Neighborhood and select "Map
Then select the Drive to be used and enter the UNC of the share:
to get your network drive mapping:
To give yourself "Full"-access permissions via the
Select "Add" to get the list of all Users/groups (press
"Show Users" to include individual users in the list),
select the Group/User-name, select "Full Control" as
"Type of Access", then press "Add" to add
your new definition to the Sharing.
This allows you to give different "Access type" for
Once the "Sharing" Permissions are defined, other
(Windows95,98, NT ) are ready to connect:
You can use the "Windows NT Server Tools" to manage Shares on NT-server from a