There are several useful tools for managing 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.
This console includes snap-ins for Shared Folders, Disk Management, and Disk Defragmenter.
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.
This snap-in can be found
under System Tools in Computer
Management and can be started by Start → Run →
→ OK. The console tree has
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.
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. ...