Networking: A Beginner's Guide
To summarize, you can resolve most permission problems if you remember the
rules discussed here:
When share permissions conflict compared to the file or folder permissions, the
most restrictive one always wins.
Aside from the preceding rule, permissions are cumulative, taking into account
permissions assigned to users and groups as well as files and folders.
When a permission conflict occurs, the no access permission always wins if
it is set.
As a network administrator, you will frequently create and manage the shares on the
network. The following steps walk you through creating a new share.
1. Open either My Computer or Windows Explorer on the server.
2. Right-click the folder or drive you want to share, and then choose Share from the
pop-up menu. You will see the File Sharing dialog box, as shown in Figure 17-13.
3. In the field provided, enter enough of a user's name to identify that person in
the system, and then click Add.
4. Click the down arrow next to the user's name to set that user's permission
level. The permission levels available are Owner, for full read and write access,
plus the ability to grant permissions to other users; Contributor, for full read
and write access; and Reader, for read-only access.
5. Click the Share button to create the share. You will see a confirmatory dialog
box. Click OK, and the share will be created. By default, the share uses the
folder's name as the share name.
Creating a share