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What is purpose of "map network drive" on peer-to-peer network?


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#1 primary1

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 09:53 AM

My shared drive folder on a peer-to-peer "server" is to store common files for use by a group of users on a peer-to-peer LAN.

 

What is the purpose of "map network drive" on peer-to-peer network?

 

Since a shortcut to a shared drive [or folder] can be placed on the networked PC's desktop for convenience, what is the difference as compared to a map drive?

 

Best practices question.

Should different PC's each map to the same shared drive letter, example all to "Z", or should the individual PC's each have a different map drive letter [Z, Y, X,...]?

 

I have tried but cannot find much training info on drive mapping.  

thanks for any feedback.



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Posted 23 August 2013 - 10:04 AM

It appears that mapping drives to the same shared folders may actually be causing duplicate folders [not as in a virus].

 

Is there a method to make all of the shared folder existing files "read only"? The intention is to preserve the original files and forcing each use of an existing file to become a new file ["save as"], or at least asking the "do you wish to open as read-only" question/option each time a file is opened. I guess the whole folder could be made "read-only", but I would like the users to be able to save their new files in the same folder. It is only the original files in the folder I would like to protect.

I want my cake and want to eat it too.



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Posted 31 August 2013 - 12:34 AM

You can make all the exsisting files read only and still have the folder read/write. It depends on how your sharing the folder and permissions it already has. To keep my post short Microsoft covers it in NTFS file permissions here
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Posted 03 September 2013 - 09:25 AM

You can make all the exsisting files read only and still have the folder read/write. It depends on how your sharing the folder and permissions it already has. To keep my post short Microsoft covers it in NTFS file permissions here

Thank you for the tip. I will take a look at the link.



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Posted 03 September 2013 - 07:03 PM

Let me know if the article leaves more questions.


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