Network Administration: Manual Share Creation
In computer networking, a share is simply a folder that is made available to other users via the Windows Server 2008 network. Windows 2008 has a Share and Storage Management wizard to automate folder sharing but you can set up a share without bothering with the wizard. Just follow these steps:
Open the My Computer window.
Navigate to the folder that you want to share.
Right-click the folder and choose Properties.
This action brings up the Properties dialog box for the folder.
Click the Sharing tab.
The Sharing tab comes to the front.
Click the Advanced Sharing button.
The dialog box allowing you to set the share name appears.
Select the Share This Folder check box to designate the folder as shared.
The rest of the controls in this dialog box will be unavailable until you select this check box.
Type the name that you want to use for the share in the Share Name box and type a description of the share in the Comments box.
The default name is the name of the folder being shared. If the folder name is long, you can use a more succinct name here. The description is strictly optional but can sometimes help users determine the intended contents of the folder.
If you want to specify permissions now, click Permissions.
This brings up a dialog box that lets you create permissions for the share.
The folder is now shared.