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Windows Server 2003 in a Nutshell by Mitch Tulloch

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Shared Folders—Tools

Synopsis

There are several useful tools for managing shared folders:

Shared Folders

This MMC snap-in can be used to create and manage shares on local and remote computers, stop and reconfigure shares, terminate user sessions, and close files.

File Server Management

This console includes snap-ins for Shared Folders, Disk Management, and Disk Defragmenter.

Synchronize

This utility is used to synchronize offline files.

Clients who need to connect to shared folders can use Windows Explorer, My Computer, My Network Places, and various other tools. We’ll focus here on My Network Places, which has some unique functionality to explore.

Shared Folders

This snap-in can be found under System Tools in Computer Management and can be started by Start Run fsmgmt.msc OK. The console tree has three nodes.

Shares

Displays information about shared resources (folders, volumes, printers, directories, or named pipes) on the computer, including the share name, the path to the shared resource, the type of network connection (Windows, Macintosh, or NetWare), and the current number of connected users.

Sessions

Displays information about network users currently connected to shared resources on the computer, including the username and computer name of each connected user, the type of network connection, the number of files the user has open on the computer, how much time has elapsed since the user first connected to the computer, and the amount of time since her last activity on the computer. ...

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