All production Windows networks need to have resources (folders, files, documents, spreadsheets, etc) made available from servers so users on the network can access them. The way this is done is through the use of shared folders configured on the servers which house the resources. The concept of shared folders has not changed over the generations of Windows operating systems and versions, but the protection of the resources has slightly changed. Whether you are new to the concept of shared folders or an expert, this article will take an in-depth look at the pitfalls and suggested methods on how to protect the resources that are shared from servers to users on the network.
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