HELP for hidden shares


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jeff

We have some mac machines running 10.3.5 connecting to a windows 2000
server. We have had no problems until we are now trying to make the
volumes accessed by the mac users hidden shares not visible to all the
other PC users on the network. When our administrator made this
change by adding "$" to the user names, I can no longer access my
network volume. Anyone know how access a hidden share in windows 2000
server with a mac running 10.3.5?
 
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William Smith

We have some mac machines running 10.3.5 connecting to a windows 2000
server. We have had no problems until we are now trying to make the
volumes accessed by the mac users hidden shares not visible to all the
other PC users on the network. When our administrator made this
change by adding "$" to the user names, I can no longer access my
network volume. Anyone know how access a hidden share in windows 2000
server with a mac running 10.3.5?


Hi Jeff!

Shares hidden using the "$" at the end of the name are just hidden.
They're not inaccessible. To get into the share you simply enter it
manually in your connect string "smb://servername/share$". You can't
browse and select hidden shares.

Of course if these shares are also Mac volumes you can browse the server
using AFP instead of SMB and you'll see them then.

Hope this helps! bill
 
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Jim Seifert [MSFT]

Q: We have had no problems until we are now trying to make the
volumes accessed by the mac users hidden shares not visible to all the
other PC users on the network.

A: If File Services for Macintosh is installed the server administrator can
create AFP (Mac) only shares that the w2k users will not see. These share
can be created using the file share wizard and the Administrator will have
the option of Windows share, Mac and Windows share and Mac only share.
 

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