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Mapping Drives from a Windows 2003 Server

Posted on 2004-10-21
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HELLO:

I gave myself acess to all the folders on a C & D drive of a windows 2003 server.  I was able to Map the First folder, but all of the other foldres do not show up when I go to map them.

What have I missed?


TIA,

Jess
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Question by:JessP
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    by:KerryG
    You can only map a drive letter to a share. So if you shared the root of C then you can only map a drive letter to C and not c:\data for example.

    You should never share the root of a server drive, you should instead share the individual folders that you want mapped as drive letters on the workstations.

    For example:
    c:\data mapped to i:\
    d:\users mapped to h:\
    d:\peachtree mapped to p:\

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    by:JessP
    Hi Kerry:

    I did not give myself Root acess, just access to the individual folders on the C & D Drive partitions.
    Can you thnk of anyting else that may be wrong.

    Thanks,

    Jess
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    In order to get to them, the "recommended way" is to create the share and have the permissions on the share be set to Everyone full control. Then, on the server, using NTFS permissions you control who has access to the actual folders. So, in essence, for a proper share to work, you have to grant permissions in two places, one on the share itself and another on the folder.
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    by:JessP
    Thanks Kerry---The Sharing did it.  Have a great day


    Jess
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    by:KerryG
    No problem, its easy to get messed up when remembering to do both NTFS permissions and Sharing permissions.
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    by:harleyjd
    You can map to subfolders of a share. Not sure why KG would say you cannot. How else does "net user u: \\server\users\username" work?

    But as you're out of trouble it seems academic.
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