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How to Create Shared Folders with Windows Server 2016? – Know the Process

23 de January de 2022

When we manage a network, we know that the main and most important purpose is to share information in the form of a file, this function of being able to share with other network users or entire sectors, is essential to speed up work and performance, in In this case, Windows server is a very useful tool for this purpose.

We have to take into account that, when sharing files and folders between user accounts on a local or work network; we must limit the permissions regarding how they can manipulate these folders. Prevent users from modifying or deleting your content and thus be able to have precise control of the information, so that it can reach everyone with security and transparency.

What actions can be performed once you confirm the action of sharing folders?

Windows server offers us methods that allow maintain specific and general control over the use of these folders. As soon as they are shared, we must delimit and make use of these options, it is essential, in order to always have clear information and without losses or modifications in it, and it is that these folders are manipulated by different people, who are in another place, which makes it difficult to process of caring for information.

In this tutorial we will see how to take care of this information, when we do an activation and detection of networks from Windows Server. Because being proactive is better than making corrections in the future, we will also see how many types of permissions are available to grant to foldersyes

How many types of permissions can be granted with Windows Server folders?

The types of permission allow us to take an active part in the security that we can give to shared folders. When we do this action in a labor case, we must grant specific permissions to some users and be less permissive with othersAs this administration task is complex and delicate, this tool allows us to do our job well.

Knowing what these types of permits are for is important, so as not to make mistakes and confusion, when granting them, the two types of permissions are NTFS Permissions and Shared Folder Permissions. Now we will see in detail how they work and how they help us to control the network of shared files, let’s see.

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NTFS permissions

This class of permissions is very useful and versatile we can assign them in a local network and we can also do it remotely, this specific permission gives us the option to grant it to folders in general as well as specific files.

Shared folder permissions

These types of permissions allow us to give control to the access they may have from a network. This can give us precise control of an external nature, to the PC. Although you should also know how this permission is applied, to share folders and files between Windows user accounts.

What is the procedure to share your Windows Server folder?

It only remains to know how to carry out the procedure, because as we create the mechanism, to have a shared network, we can visualize what the permissions will be like. we must assign to each individual file and to the folders in general.

The procedure to share a folder, we can achieve it through the Windows file explorer, using the same PowerShell and the server administrator, Let’s see how each of these methods works.

With the file explorer

To share a folder with the file explorer, we must first create the folder and once it is created, we follow this route. Right click on the folder and Properties> in the pop-up window we go to Sharing> Advanced sharing> we check the box Share this folder> Permissions.

in this part the permission types Add Users and Remove will appear, the permissions Full Control on the folder, Change information within it and Read are applied to these, which is only to be able to see the file without being able to make modifications. We configure what is necessary and then Apply> OK.

Using Windows PowerShell

In order to share the folder in question from Windows PowerShell we are going to proceed to execute it. On the blue screen shown, we enter the following command “new-smbshare –name (folder name) –Path (location path) –FullAccess Everyone”. This way the folder will be shared.

Via Server Manager

For this method we must open the server administrator and in this we go to Shared resource> we select the Tasks tab> Shared resource> we enter the wizard we follow the steps> we select type of profile> Next> Browse to add the folder path> Next> we add the name> Next> We define the parameters. Now we will see a summary of the configuration and we give it Create, in this way the process will be ready.

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How to see all your Windows Server shared folders?

For this method we must enter the key combination “Windows + R” then we copy the following command “fsmgmt.msc”. Now a console will appear where the “Shared resources” section will appear, when entering this we will see everything that is being shared along with the detailed specifications of each one