A shared resource is a resource that is made available to network users, such as folders, files, printers, and named pipes. It can also refer to a resource on a server that is available to network users. When you share a resource, you use share permissions instead of NTFS permissions.
Share permissions apply only to users who gain access to the resource over the network. They do not apply to users who log on locally, such as on a terminal server. To restrict access to objects for users who log on locally, set NTFS permissions on the Security tab of the object's Properties page.
There are two methods to set permissions on a shared resource, depending on the resource type.
|To use the File Sharing wizard to set permissions on a file or folder|
Right-click the file or folder, and then click Share.
Complete the File Sharing wizard to select the user and group to share the file or folder with and to set permissions on the file or folder for each user or group.
|To use Windows Explorer to set permissions on a resource|
Open Windows Explorer.
Right-click the object, and click Share or Properties.
Click the Sharing tab, and then click Advanced Sharing to set permissions.
- To open Windows Explorer, click Start,
point to All Programs, click Accessories, and then
click Windows Explorer.
- You can use the File Sharing wizard to manage
shared resources on both local and remote computers. With Windows
Explorer and the command line, you can manage shared resources on
your local computer only.
- When permissions have been assigned both to
the shared resource and at the file system level, the more
restrictive permission always applies.
- It is usually easier to assign permissions to
groups and then add users to groups, rather than assigning
identical permissions to individual users.
- If you change permissions on special shared
resources, such as ADMIN$, the default settings may be restored
when the Server service is stopped and restarted or when the
computer is restarted. Note that this does not apply to
user-created shared resources whose share name ends in $.