Sharing Multiple Folders
I discovered that sharing folders to multiple users was not an easy task as just simply clicking on the folder and making it shareable. The steps that follow will aid you in creating shares for multiple folders:
- Access the CONTOL PANEL\USERS and PASSWORDS\LOCAL USERS and GROUPS.
- Select Users folder.
- Select Action\New User.
- Click on the CREATE tab and create each user who you want to give access to the list.
- Create user name the same as the network or LAN log on.
- Enter a formal name and description.
- Enter a Password, confirm Password, and select desired options (default is change password after first logon); however I would suggest a standard password that is permanent for shared access that can be changed upon administrator's requirement.
- Once all the authorized users have been created, then access Explorer and select the desired shared folder.
- Right click on the folder, select SHARING, then add each user object that you just created to the shared folder. You can use CTRL key and mouse click to select individual objects or use SHIFT and left mouse click to select a range.
- Then set you file permissions (Full Control, Change, or Read). Recommend READ only access so people will not change your PC, just copy files.
- You can also give the shared folder a name that makes sense to everyone.
- Once complete, if you have more than one shared folder you want to identify, simply create a permission for the group EVERYONE only. Automatically, every authorized user logging onto your PC running Windows 2000 will have access to all the folders identified as SHARED. In this way, you can avoid repeatedly adding in all those groups on each shared folder. So save your self some work, and just use Everyone. Give permission to READ only on the group EVERYONE to retain data integrity.
This tip comes from the webmaster. I just did not want to sit down and do all those shares separately.
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