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Share C drive folder over Internet  - I have a static IP and I want to share one of my folder on C drive to 5 users (staff) over internet

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I have a folder on my c drive and I want my staff to access this folder over the internet using login and passowrd. On the sametime I want it to be very secure and safe.
I have a static IP and running Windows 2003 server. I am also running webserver and SQL server on it.

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As you know you are going to be told by countless people here that this is a very bad idea. May I ask why you want to share your entire C drive? Can you not make a directory under the C drive and then put everything under that directory? That is a little more secure than allowing your entire C drive to the world. Now, If you would like to share the contents of the drive I would recomend setting up Routing and remote access on your computer, this way the users can establish a VPN connection to the Server and access the shares that you allow them to, if you like you can share drive C. Most of the time it will tell you that there is an administrative share already assigned, server 2003 does this. You will need to click on new share and assign it here.
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You are running a webserver, why not allow your users access to the files by means of the web server?  I.e. have a web page that would prompt those users to authenticate.  Once authenticated, they will be able to access a set of files.  Most of the time because of the various worms/viruses, file sharing functionality might be disabled by the ISP i.e. ports that are needed to complete a file sharing connection are blocked to prevent virus infection of unmaintained systems.


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