Help me understand My Network Places
Posted on 2002-03-21
I'm a web developer working from my standalone Win2kpro box connected to my dedicated web/db server (win2kadvsrv) via a newly installed, 'always on' sattelite connection. To date I've been using Terminal Services and FTP to manage and tranfer files.
Now i'd like to find a way around the need to FTP each edit I make to local files. I'm envisioning (via WSH script or built-in capabilities) a way to mirror any changes (within a certian set of subdirectories) I make to my local files up the server. e.g., I update a file in c:\inetpub\wwwroot\mysite\www\index.htm and that file gets updated to the webserver without me having to invoke FTP.
I've toyed around a little bit with stuff in My Network Places and can create a connection (using FTP protocal) that lets me copy / paste files via explorer...that's better than my FTP client and i see the synch option on the Tools menu but I'm guessing that's just a one-time shot...i need something to 'keep-in-synch'.
Having never participated in a local area network enviroenment I don't have any idea of the sorts of things I can do now that I have a 'slightly better than modem connection' to my server. ...and I'd just as soon buy a clue from you guys before I muck things up.