Is there any way for shared drives connected to all access to ALL subfolders and files?

Posted: 02-17-2009, 04:39 PM

I can share a drive, no problem. No one can actually touch any of th
data on that drive unless I specifically share each item one by one. I
there a way to share a drive and automatically have EVERYTHING on tha
drive be accessible to network users

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Is there any way for shared drives connected to all access to ALL subfolders and files?


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Posted: 02-17-2009, 05:26 PM
Jahfre wrote:
>
> I can share a drive, no problem. No one can actually touch any of the
> data on that drive unless I specifically share each item one by one. Is
> there a way to share a drive and automatically have EVERYTHING on that
> drive be accessible to network users?
See if this information from Michael Bell of MS helps:

When you share out the root of a drive in Vista, the UI only allows this
through the advanced sharing option. When the advanced sharing option is
used it only sets the share permissions. The actual permissions on a file
share are a combination of Folder and Share permissions. In Vista the
everyone group doesn not have permissions so when you connect without a
password the system you can see the folders but not access them or possibly
connect to the share but fail to open it.

1. Open Computer
2. Right click on the shared drive and select properties from the context
menu
3. Select the Security Tab in the displayed properties sheet.

If you are connecting to the computer with no password then you are
connecting with the guest account. In order to access the files on the
drive, the everyone group needs to have access set here.

Malke
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Jack \(MVP-Networking\).
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Re: Is there any way for shared drives connected to all access to ALL subfolders and files?
Posted: 02-17-2009, 08:34 PM
Hi
Some folders (mainly system related) in vista can not be freely shared No
matter what you do.
If you are the only user and do not care about security.
Make a Folder under C:\
Build sub Folders (directories) system under this Folder (like My Photos, My
Shares, My Docs, whatever).
Switch On Vista's Guest Account. Make in the security settings of the
Guest's Account Co-Owners with Full Permission.
Set the new main folder that you made to Full Share, and viola, every thing
under this folder and its sub folders would be available on the Network
without any name and any need for password.

Jahfre
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Re: Is there any way for shared drives connected to all access to ALL subfolders and files?
Posted: 02-18-2009, 12:31 AM

Thanks for the quick replies. I see the goal makes a ton of difference.
I'm talking about sharing multiple external hard drives with terabytes
of information. I am the only user and I have three machines, one XP,
one W2K and one Vista ... The Vista machine turned me from a
plug-n-play networker to a full time network administrator trying to
keep all my external storage available to every machine...when I need
it. I'm not bashing Vista here, there have been all kinds of issues from
firewalls to routers that Vista wasn't responsible for. With Vista it
is mainly that common things are gone and familiar things don't work the
way they used to. So I do a lot of wrong stuff because I think I should
know what I'm doing...when I don't.

Your tip worked, Malke. I had some drives with the right permissions
and some that did not. It takes a LONG time to set security settings
that way on the volumes of data I'm dealing with but it did the trick.

Thanks again,
Jahfre


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Malke
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Re: Is there any way for shared drives connected to all access to ALL subfolders and files?
Posted: 02-18-2009, 01:29 AM
Jahfre wrote:
>
> Thanks for the quick replies. I see the goal makes a ton of difference.
> I'm talking about sharing multiple external hard drives with terabytes
> of information. I am the only user and I have three machines, one XP,
> one W2K and one Vista ... The Vista machine turned me from a
> plug-n-play networker to a full time network administrator trying to
> keep all my external storage available to every machine...when I need
> it. I'm not bashing Vista here, there have been all kinds of issues from
> firewalls to routers that Vista wasn't responsible for. With Vista it
> is mainly that common things are gone and familiar things don't work the
> way they used to. So I do a lot of wrong stuff because I think I should
> know what I'm doing...when I don't.
>
> Your tip worked, Malke. I had some drives with the right permissions
> and some that did not. It takes a LONG time to set security settings
> that way on the volumes of data I'm dealing with but it did the trick.
I'm glad that sorted it for you. Thanks for taking the time to let us know.

Malke
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