Giving a user rights to a drive

Posted on 2007-10-16
Last Modified: 2010-04-03
I have a user that need access to a shared drive. The user is on a different server and I only need to add the user to that one drive. Can you give me the steps to add this user to a shared drive. ex the user need access to g: drive how do I give the user rights to that drive and can I do this remotely.  
Question by:remcjr
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    I don't seem to understand fully what you are trying to do?

    Are there 2 networks? User on Network1 would like to connect to a share on Network2?
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    go to "My Computer" on your Server and right click the drive you want to share.
    Select "Sharing and Security"

    Click to "Share this folder" radio button and give permisions to the user you want to access in "Permissions" Button and "Security" Tab. Enter a shared name ("sharedG")

    On the user PC, open explorer and type "\\servername\SharedG"

    and he must see all disk
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    You want to give the user rights to the whole drive, not just a folder?
    Assuming your drive is formatted in NTFS, First switch off simple file sharing: Go to control Panel->Folder Options->View and untick "simple file sharing "recommended"

    Create an account for the user on the machine: Go to control panel->User Accounts create a limited (or resrticted) user with a password.

    Share the drive: Right click on the drive, select sharing and security, on the sharing tab select NEW Share, and give it a name. Select Permissions and give "Everyone" full control then OK

    Right click on the drive again select sharing and security, on the security tab select NEW and add the user. Select the user and allow full control then close all the dialogs

    The user can then connect to the shared drive using \\ComputerName\ShareName
    The will be asked to the username/password (that you entered on first use but can elect to remember password

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    Forced accept.

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