Join Timothy Pintello for an in-depth discussion in this video Sharing a folder, part of Windows Server 2012: Configure Basic Microsoft Services.
Now we have turned on network discovery and file and print sharing, let's go ahead and do a basic folder share. The first step to doing a folder share is of course to create a folder. We do that by going down here to the file explorer. Once the file explorer is open, we need to navigate to the C drive, and open that up, and we need to create a folder that we want to share. In this case, since the folder we are going to create is a public share folder, we'll just call it PublicShare.
Now we've created the public share folder, go ahead and right click it and then click Properties. Under the Properties dialogue box, you'll notice a Share tab. Go to the Sharing tab, and click the share button. In this case, we now have to choose a user or group we wish to share it with. As you'll notice, the Administrator user and the Administrators group already have access to this folder, and that's because administrators and administrators groups have access to all folders automatically.
We'll go ahead and share this with the guest group, which is a default group that is built into all Windows. Once we've typed "Guest" into the dialogue box here, we need to go ahead and click add, so that the guest user group can be added here to the folder; you'll notice that the guest has read permissions. We'll discuss permissions later, in more detail. Now, click the share button, and then click done. And then you can go ahead and close this folder.
Now we've shared the folder, we want to be able to go and see if we can see it on other computers. So in this case, we want to go down to our virtual box, and we're going to pick the domain controller, and log on to it. Now we've logged on to it, again let's go down to the file explorer, click that, and this time, we're going to click network. You'll notice, as it searches the network, it can find all the servers that have been attached to this network.
We have our domain controller, our stand alone server, and our file server along with the virtual box server which is controlling everything. The file server is where we create our folder, so let's double-click the file server and open it up. Once we open up the file server, we'll notice that the public share has been shared to the entire network.
- Enabling network discovery and file and print sharing
- Sharing a folder
- Adding filer server roles
- Using the Server Manager wizard
- Setting up share and NTFS permissions
- Understanding effective rights and inheritance
- Applying shadow volume copies and NTFS quotas
- Installing and sharing printers
- Configuring remote server management