Network Share name

Posted on 2006-04-28
Last Modified: 2011-04-14
Is there a way to make the network share \\server\share available from the computer browser by just typing SHARE or any other name I want to give it? I guess like a share redirection.
Question by:jsuttor
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    by:Lee W, MVP
    I have never seen any way to connect to a share without telling Windows WHAT was managing that share - a domain/dfs, a server, something.  You always have to use \\device\share.
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    1. You can use computer management to create shares, even remotely.

    2. You can connect to the hidden shares, c$, d$, etc... unless you are trying to connect to a windows XP Home computer. When using hidden shares, you will need to have the appropriate credentials, and may even need to provide them when you connect.

    Good Luck,

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    Not sure why you would want to do what you are asking.

    I assume you are running a windows server with IIS installed.
    Setup a website which points to your folder.
    enable directory browsing.
    use the host header as the name ie myshare
    create a dns record called myshare.mydomain.local in your dns
    in your browser if you type in myshare it will then open up the folder.
    Also assumes you have your pc setup with mydomain.local as your default dns suffix.
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    Author Comment

    micahsdad1402 not an easy thing to do but looks effective. I tried it an it works just fine. Just not sure I want to setup 250 websites just so people can type in their names to get to their home directories.
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    Expert Comment


    Just setup the website to the folder above the home directories. When they go to the website they will see the list of all the others, and just click on their own. Permissions will prevent them accessing ones they shouldnt

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    Author Comment

    Yeah I did that as a test.... just to see what people do. Not sure if it will work but I am going to see.


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