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Combining shares or folders

Posted on 2003-11-19
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Hi,
Is there anyway in WIN2K or WIN2003 to combine shares/folders so that I can open one share/folder and display the content off all combined share/folders.

My problem: I have a filserver with 1.6Mio documents (1.1Mio Folders), and at times I want to email certain documents to clients. These documents are updated by the departments periodically - I now have to look for all the documents every time and it would be nice to have a share where the content of those selected folders are displayed!

Any help is appretiated
Thanks
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Question by:LotharGores
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by:adonis1976
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how about this way:

create a new share folder and have shortcuts to other shared folders in that folder? so in a way, you are looking at all the shares from a single location.
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JammyPak earned 250 total points
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Have you looked at DFS (distributed file system) in Win2K?

You could create a DFS root which contains the shares from the other file servers.
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by:JammyPak
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http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/techinfo/overview/dfs.mspx

Here's a link (it's a 2003 link, but dfs exists in 2K as well)
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by:adonis1976
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good point JammyPak.. thats a good option too
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by:LotharGores
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Was not able to it with DFS alone, but the topic did widen my Knoledge base - thanks for that! I also wrote an ASP application and in combination with DFS was able to solve my problem!
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