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Creating a Shared Folder \\servername

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We have a few servers here and they each look like the following:

\\\\server2003 - houses our active directory, drivers, and software
\\\\companymail - we use this as our primary mail server with Exchange as well as data storage (all of our files and folders are stored here)
\\\erm2003 - our server that we use for terminal services

I have administrator access to all of the servers.

My simple question is when I type \\\\servername in the command prompt (whether it be server2003 or companymail), how can I add folders specifically to that area. Adding folders to the desktop of server2003 clearly won't do it.

Can anyone help?
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You need to share those folders. Either with general sharing, or distributed file systems.

Simple sharing would be right click on folder, go to properties. Then go to sharing and click share below the folder icon. There you can set up sharing properties and work on security of which groups or users can do what to the directory. Then when you type \\\\server2003\\ from another computers start menu search you should see those shared directories.
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when you go to the UNC path (\\\\servername) that will only display the viewable/accessible shared items on that machine.

to add a new folder there all you would have to do is create one some where a drive on that server and then share it so that it will show up when you go to \\\\servername....

EDIT: Who gave you admin rights? j/k ^5
Edited by Deeeebs - 10/12/11 at 9:06am
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