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Share mapped drive on server 2008

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Hi Experts

is it possible to share mapped drive on server 2008 SBS or any utility to share it?
My MAC users are able to see all folder availabe inside shared folder over NAS, (windows fine)

Thanks and Regards
Gagandeep Singh Rawat
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by:Farhan Kazi
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Not sure if you can re-share existing mapped drive. But you can create symbolic folder from remote UNC path and share with users/everyone.

To create symbolic folder:
MKLink /D C:\RemoteData \\MyNAS\Share

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Above statement will create folder symbolic link on C: drive with name RemoteData which actually points to your existing network share \\MyNAS\Share.

To re-share local link:
NET SHARE ReShare=C:\RemoteData /GRANT:Everyone,READ

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Above statement will create share on Windows box with name ReShare and will assign Everyone Read-only permissions.

This way you can re-share remote share on your Windows box.

Hope this helps!
Farhan
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by:GaganRawat
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Dear Farhan

MKLink /D C:\RemoteData \\MyNAS\Share

What is  (/D) here? rest i have understood.

Thanks and Regards
Gagandeep Singh Rawat
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Farhan Kazi earned 2000 total points
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/D switch creates a directory symbolic link. By default, MKLink creates a file symbolic link.

Syntax:
MKLink /D <Link Name> <Remote UNC / Local Directory Path>
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Thanks Experts Exchange
Truely solved out my problem and saved out my lots of time.
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