Share files and folders on a network for workgroup in Windows® 2000
What is a workgroup (peer-to-peer computer network)? What is the technique to share files and folders on a network for work group in Windows 2000?
Windows 2000 is an Operating System meant to be used in the personal computers. You have to install the genuine copy of the Windows 2000 for accessing all the features. In peer-to-peer networking you could connect two or more systems together without the use of a server. This could be used in a working environment where employees have to share data between systems. This is ideal in a work setting where employees need to share information between computers while maintaining control over their own computer. The connecting of home computers on a peer-to-peer network would allow you and others to gain access to files and folders present on another's system. This is also a way to share data between systems when they are working on different projects.
Below given points are about the method to share folders and files on network for work group in Windows 2000:
- Setting of security on folder
- Sharing folder
- Connecting to the shared folder
Setting of security on folder
First, log on to the system with a user account. Click Start, Programs and Accessories. Then go to Windows Explorer. You would then click the drive and from the File menu, take New and then Folder. You would give a name and then press Enter. Take the Properties by right clicking and then select Security tab. You would then clear Allow inheritable permissions from parent to move to this object check box. You would click copy in the Security dialog box. To add permissions, click Add on Security tab. Select proper user groups to give permission and click OK. These groups and users would be displayed in the security tab. You have to click each user and have to apply right permissions in the Permissions list. Then you would click Everyone group and would click Remove.
You have to take Windows Explorer first. Then right click the folder and then on Sharing. From the Properties you would click Share this folder. You would use default name and would click Permissions. You have to click Add in the Permissions dialog box. After that, double click Authenticated Users group present in Select Users, Computers, or Groups dialog box and click OK. You have to click Authenticated Users group in Permissions for dialog box. You would click Allow, for Full Control permission in the Permissions list. After setting all the permissions you have to click Everyone group and then click Remove.
After the sharing, the users present in other systems could be able to connect to folder present over network. After connecting to the shared folder, they could be able to open, save, modify, delete and create file and that would depend on the permissions that you allow them. These users could open these shared files in the system through Mapped network drive, Universal Naming Convention (UNC) and My Network Places.
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