Windows 2000 Network Sharing
Defining a Network Share under
Windows 2000 is very much the same as under Windows NT4:
||Right-click on the Disk-icon
in "My Computer" to
complete disk or on any
folder-icon to partially share
a disk, and select "Sharing"
||All NT4 and Windows2000 disks
have already an invisible share
for each disk, called C$, D$,....
This is the "Administrative Share",
allowing a Domain Administrator
to connect via the network to your
systems and to configure it.
Please, do NOT delete this share.
(and since the Sharename uses
as last character the '$'-sign,
such administrative shares are
never shown in the
"Network Neighborhood" or
"Computers Near Me".
To create a Share-definition
usable for regular users, click on
the button "New Share".
Define the Share-name:
This name is displayed in the
"Computers Near Me"
this disk or folder.
Check the "Permissions":
By default, Everyone has
Everyone is not each person
managing to connect via the
network to this system, but
the User-group EVERYONE,
which automatically contains
all users defined on THIS system
in the User-Manager.
word of warning:
If you have Windows95/98/ME systems,
which need to access this share, limit the
name to max. 12 characters,
the share will NOT be listed in the
Network Neighborhood of Win9x/ME..
You can still access such a share via the
NET USE-command (details
||This disk has now 2
- the Administrative Share
- The User-defined Share.
Just make sure, that you select
the right one, when making a
disk (or the Folder) is ready to be accessed via the Network.