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Shares view

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The DameWare Remote Support Shares view allows you to view, create, delete, and modify shares on a remote system. Use the tree view on the left to browse files and folders on the remote system.

Use the mini toolbar on the Shares view to perform any of the following tasks on the remote system:

  • Add Share: Opens the Add Share dialog. Use the Browse option to dynamically establish a mapping to the drive on the remote system and specify the drive/path to share.

    The Share path must be a drive based path in reference to the system on which you are creating the share.

  • Delete Share: Deletes the selected share. If a user is connected to the share, Remote Support displays a warning that deleting the share might result in data loss.

  • Share Sessions: Opens the Share Sessions dialog. This dialog displays the share information along with a line entry for each user that has a session to this share. The dialog displays the User, Computer, Connected Since, Idle Time, Open Files and Guest fields related to each user session. Use this dialog to disconnect a user's session to the share or retrieve file details related to a specific user session.

  • Share Properties: Opens the Share Properties dialog. Use this dialog to enable or disable the share, modify the share comment, modify the user limit, and modify the permissions associated with the share.

  • Set Default Shares: Creates the default administrative shares on the remote system. These include the Administrator Share (ADMIN$), Drive Shares (such as C$, D$) and Print Share (print$).

Additional Information

The following is a brief overview of shared resources.

Shared Resource

Any device, data or program that is used by more than one other device or program. For Windows operating systems, shared resources refer to any resource that is made available to network users, such as directories, files, printers and named pipes. Also refers to a resource on a server that is available to network users.

Controlling Access to Files and Folders

On NTFS volumes, you can set permissions on files and folders that specify which groups and users have access to them and what level of access is permitted. NTFS file and folder permissions apply both to users working at the computer where the file is stored and to users accessing the file over the network when the file is in a shared folder. With NTFS, you can also set share permissions, which operate on shared folders in combination with file and folder permissions.

With FAT volumes, you cannot set permissions on the individual files and folders. The only security you can set on FAT volumes is share permissions. Once a folder is shared, you can protect the shared folder by specifying one set of share permissions that applies to users for all files and subfolders of the shared folder. Share permissions are set in very much the same way as file and folder permissions are set in NTFS. But because share permissions apply globally to all files and folders in the share, they are significantly less versatile than the file and folder permissions used for NTFS volumes.

Share permissions apply equally to NTFS and FAT volumes. The Windows operating system, not the individual file system, enforces them.

Special Shares

A computer's shared resources include those resources (such as directories) that have been shared by a user or an administrator plus any special shares that may have been created by the system.

Depending on the configuration of the computer being administered, some or all of the following special shares may appear when the Windows operating system presents a list of the computer's shared resources. These shares are created by the system. In most cases, these special shares should not be deleted or modified.

The following table describes some common special shares.

Driveletter$

Represents a share which allows administrative personnel to connect to the root directory of a storage device. Shown as A$, B$, C$, D$ and so on. For example, D$ is a share name by which drive D might be accessed by an administrator over the network. For a Windows Workstation computer, only members of the Administrators and Backup Operators can connect to these shares. For a Windows Server computer, members of the Server Operators group can also connect to these shares.

ADMIN$

Represents a resource used by the system during remote administration of a computer. The path of this resource is always the path to the Windows operating system root (That is, the directory in which the operating system is installed. For example: C:\Winnt). For a Windows Workstation computer, only members of the Administrators and Backup Operators can connect to this share. For a Windows Server computer, members of the Server Operators group can also connect to this share.

IPC$

Represents a resource sharing the named pipes that are essential for communication between programs. Used during remote administration of a computer and when viewing a computer's shared resources.

PRINT$

Represents a resource used during remote administration of printers.

REPL$

A resource created by the system when a Windows Server computer is configured as a replication export server. It is required for export replication. This resource is only provided for Windows Server computers, which are configured as replication export servers. It is not provided for Windows Workstation computers.

NETLOGON

A resource used by the Net Logon service of a Windows Server computer while processing domain logon requests. This resource is only provided for Windows Server computers. It is not provided for Windows Workstation computers.

Shared Directory Permissions

You can set the following permissions for files and directories through a shared directory:

  • No Access (None): Prevents access to the shared directory, its' subdirectories and its' files.

  • Read: Allows viewing filenames and subdirectory names, changing to the subdirectories of the shared directory, viewing data in files and running application files.

  • Change: Allows viewing filenames and subdirectory names, changing to the subdirectories of the shared directory, viewing data in files, running application files, adding files and subdirectories to the shared directory, changing data in files and deleting subdirectories and files.

  • Full Control: Allows viewing filenames and subdirectory names, changing to the subdirectories of the shared directory, viewing data in files, running application files, adding files and subdirectories to the shared directory, changing data in files, deleting subdirectories and files, changing permissions (NTFS files and directories only) and taking ownership (NTFS files and directories only).

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