I’m not going to bore you with a great deal of information about shared folders, because most of it remains the same as in
NT 4.0. However, the important stuff you need to know:
– Hidden administrative shares still exist, such as C$, D$, Admin$, and so forth. Only someone with administrator-level privileges can use these.
– Share permissions have changed. They now follow the same Allow / Deny format as NTFS permissions, and are limited to Full Control, Change, and Read. The
effect of these is cumulative, so if you were given Read and Change, your effective share permission would be Change. A denied permission always overrides one that has been allowed.
– In the same manner as NT 4, when both shared folder and NTFS permissions are used, your effective permission becomes the more restrictive of the two.
Connecting to a shared folder can still be done in all the familiar ways, including mapping a drive, connecting to a UNC path, or browsing the network. A couple of quick notes here:
– It is not called Network Neighborhood anymore – now My Network Places. Most of the changes here are cosmetic, but you can also use the tool to browse Active Directory.
– One new option is the Add Network Place wizard. This wizard will allow you to create a shortcut within My Network Places to things like Web Folders, FTP sites and internal servers, while providing for things like a saved username for external resources.
Well, that does it for Part 1 of Implementing and Conducting Administration of Resources. As mentioned earlier, next week I’ll continue with the remainder of this large topic. I would like to thank everyone who
has contacted me with comments about the series. I’m glad that you have found it useful so far, and hope you’ll continue to stick with it. As a side note, I’ve been contacted by many people asking how hard the 70-240 exam really is. All I can say is that if you know your stuff, you more than likely WILL pass. Most of the fear surrounding the exam is based in the fact that you only get one shot, not on the actual difficulty of the exam. Yes, you do need to know a good deal about many topics, but if you’re prepared, you shouldn’t find things
all that difficult. I’ve also been asked to provide a Printer-friendly version of these articles, which I think is a great idea for those studying for 70-240 while commuting (thanks Cliff!). The printer friendly version can be found
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