Seeing Shares in Win2K Pro

Posted on 2001-06-07
Last Modified: 2010-04-13
Is there a way to be able to manage network shares in Windows 2000 Professional?  With NT4 I used File Manager to manage shares, but it doesn't work for Windows 2000 Server shares.

Question by:clisi
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Expert Comment

ID: 6164170
Did you try

net view \\<server>


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ID: 6164218
Sorry, JKR.  I edited my question to say "manage" network shares instead of "see" network shares.  Net View will let you see them but not manage them.  Thanks.
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ID: 6164269
Right click on My Computer, Choose Manage, Then choose to connect to other computer, select the other box and then you can manage the shares.
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ID: 6164307
Geoffryn:  Thanks for that tip!  That's great to change shares, etc., but I want to share folders that aren't already shared and I can't see them in the Manage Screen.  How can I do that?
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geoffryn earned 50 total points
ID: 6164342
You should be able to right click on the Shares in the MMC and choose to create a new share.  It will then let you browse the admin shares in that machine and create a new share.  Obviously this only works with NT/2000

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Geoffry - thanks so much!  You deserve the gold star!
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ID: 6164878
net share <sharename>=<path>

would have done it - funny enought, I don't receive any notifications on this so far, otherwise I could have pointed that out...

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