How do I make a share on Server 2003?
Posted on 2009-07-04
I have a Windows 2003 Server with 2 XP Pro workstations connected to it. The server has 2 NIC's, one going to a DSL modem and one to a router. The server handles DHCP for the clients. I can remote desktop into the server from a workstation. Both workstations have internet access. What I CAN'T seem to do is set up a shared folder that is visible/accessible from the workstations. The Server's IP is 192.168.16.2 and I can ping it from workstation. On a workstation, under My Network Places, WorkGroup, I see "Server" and under it the folder "Scheduled Tasks". The folder I want to share is C:\Documents and Settings\All Users. Here is something strange: under My Network Places, Microsoft Windows Network, there are TWO sub-entries, companyname, which shows the the two workstations on the network, and "Workgroup", which shows the Server with the Scheduled Tasks folder under it. I have almost no experience with Server, and would GREATLY appreciate any "dumbed down" suggestions anyone could give. On the server if I click properties on My Computer, the server name is listed as: server.thecompanyname.local. I have right-clicked the folder I want to share and in the resulting window set the drive to be shared. But I cannot access this folder from either workstation. Thanks in advance for any ideas, specific \\server\sharename instructions would be great.