Can only access shared files from My Documents not by path name
Posted on 2010-09-20
I shared out a users (user1) folder to another user (user2) and it shows up in user2's "My Documents" folder. However, if i try to access it by drilling down from My Network Places to the original user's (user1) shared folder logged in as user2, I get an access denied error although they have full access to that folder.
Normally, it wouldn't be an issue, but when you look at the shared folder in the "My Documents" folder on user2's PC, you can't tell where it came from unless you open it up, and then you can see the path.
How can I configure it so that I can "drill down" in user1's home folder to see the shared folder? If done right, once I access User1's home folder, I should be able to see only the shared folder, so there would be no security problems then.
What I would like to do is map user1's shared folder to the user2's desktop. I realize that i can just create a shortcut from user2's My Documents and place it on the desktop, but that's not what I'm trying to accomplish.
The server is MS Server Standard 2008R2 and the PC is XP Pro SP3.
Any ideas would be appreciated.