4. května 2012 16:12
It occured to me to share or map a drive which is to be a subfolder.
Now I wish to Map Folder4 to some of the groups.
What is the best practice to do such jobs?
Thanks in advance.
4. května 2012 20:44
I try to avoid re-sharing sub folders at all costs. It can be a nightmare for lower level support staff to troubleshoot access issue when you begin to have to take into account the entry point from which a user is accessing things. I have also seen situations where shares within shares will allow folder structures to be created that exceed the 260 character limit of Win32, which will cause issues with managing and administering the data on the local disk of the file server.
I would say, if users who need exclusive access to Folder4 is a subset of the users who have access to Folder1, then you should not need to re-share the sub-folder, and you can simply secure the directly via NTFS ACL.
If you are trying to give access to this folder only to a group who does not have access to the parent folders, then I would suggest creating a separate folder structure and share for that.
Actual drive mapping should not be an issue. You can map the drive to any sub-folder of a share.
- Upravený D.L.Hannah 4. května 2012 20:48
7. května 2012 16:23
Thanks for the suggestions.
I have created few map drives to our clients. But when a user try to access the particular drive they are facing errors like" Y: is not accissible. The specified network name is no longer available" or some times taking longer time to open the folder.
I am confusied whether it caused the problem due to a subfolder sharing. I also created a seperate folder and shared it , but still the same error I am facing.
Can you give me an idea why this problem occurs?
8. května 2012 3:08
Sharing subfolders will not be a direct cause of this issue.
I suspect this will be more related to permissions on the share or on the disk. I would test your users' access be going to the UNC directly and check that they can access it. Ensure that you are using the same UNC in you drive mapping GPO or logon script.
- Označen jako odpověď Shaon ShanMicrosoft Contingent Staff, Moderator 5. června 2012 5:06
8. května 2012 9:03ModerátorAs D.L.Hannah said, map or subfolder is not the root cause unless you could access via UNC but not the mapped folder. What's the current permission settings of the subfolder? An easy test is to give Everyone - Full Control and see if the error still exists.
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