Step 1 : Prepare for Sharing Files
a. Create a user based on your name. If you forget how, check out last week's lab or the text.
b. There is already a student user with the user name of student and the password of Password!
c. Create two domain local groups. One called Networking and the other called Accounting. Again, if you forget how, last week's lab will help or the text.
d. Make yourself a member of Networking, and student a member of Accounting.
e. Create a folder called Reports in C:
You are ready to share files.
Step 2 : Enable sharing
a. Click Start and then click Network. Along the top, click Networking and Sharing Center.
b. Click the Down Arrow to the right of Network Discovery. Click the option button next to Turn on network discovery.
c. Click Apply.
d. Click the Down Arrow to the right of Public folder sharing. Click the option button next to Turn on sharing so anyone with network access can open files.
e. Click Apply.
f. Make sure file sharing is turned on. If it isn't, turn it on.
g. Close the "Network and Sharing" and the "Network" windows.
File sharing is enabled
Step 3 : Now we are ready to share a folder that can be accessed from Windows 7
a. When you click on the Reports folder two buttons appear in the top panel. Click the Share icon on the top bar. (You also could have right-click the Reports folder and clicked Share).
b. Using the down arrow next to the Add button, select Find. Find the Accounting group and click OK.
c. Notice that the Accounting group just has the Reader permission. Click the down arrow next to Reader and select Contributor. This will allow changes.
d. Click the Share button. e. A window appears showing it has been shared as \\SRV-1\Reports. The standard format is \\ + the server name + the share name. (A bit of trivia: This is exactly the same syntax as when Microsoft first started networking in the mid 1980s).
f. Click Done. Notice that the icon for the Reports folder has changed a bit. If you look real close, you will see the "group" symbol of two heads. I prefer the symbol in the previous versions which was a hand underneath the folder.
g. Double-click the Reports folder to open it. In the right pane, right-click and select New then Text Document, Name the document November.
h. Minimize the server window.
You have shared a folder called Reports with a file called November.txt.
Step 4 : Allow user to log on from Windows 7
Because ElementK is a remote enviornment, we first have to allow the user to log on remotely.
Before you go through the following, restart the Windows 7 PC by clicking the Send Ctrl-Alt-Delete button, clicking the red arrow in the lower right, and clicking Restart. Click OK at the error message, then cloce the window. After a minute or so, click the PC icon again.
a. Log on to the PC as experimental\administrator with the password of Password! If you see the "Set Network Location" window, click Work, then Close.
b. Click Start, right-click Computer and click Properties. The System window opens
c. In the left panel, click Remote settings
d. Under Remote Desktop, click the Select Users button
e. In the Remote Desktop Users dialog box, click the Add button.
f. In the Select User or Groups dialog box, click the Advanced button
g. Click the Find Now button
h. Highlight your name and click the OK button
i. You should see your name in the text box. Click the OK button
j. In the remote Desktop Users dialog box you should see your user name. Click the OK button
k. Log off.
l. Click Sent Ctrl-Alt-Delete. Click Switch User, then Other User. for the user name, type experimental\ followed by your user name. Fill in the password you gave yourself.
Logged on with user based on your name.
Step 5 : Accessing Shares from Windows 7
a. Now you are logged on with the user based on your name.
b. Click the Start icon, then right-click Computer and click Map Network Drive
c. In the text box, type \\srv-1\reports. Notice that the mapped drive will appear as drive Z:. There is a drop box that would allow you to change the drive letter.
d. Click Finish.
e. Notice the error that you got. That is because the user based on your name was put in the Networking group and it doesn't have any share permissions. Insert a screen shot showing the error - #3
f. Log back on to the server and change the share permissions so the Networking group has "Reader" permissions.
g. On the Windows 7 PC, log on as the user with your name, click the Folder icon on the task bar, expand the Computer in the left panel, and click drive Z:. The November text file that you created on the server is displayed in the right panel.
h. Double-click on the November file. Type your name in the file. Now save the file. Notice the error. You tried to change the contents of the file but you only had "Reader" permissions. Insert a screen shot showing your name and the error - #4 , then log off of the PC.
i. Log on as the student user (experimental\student) with a password of Password! that you put in the Accounting group.
j. Map the drive to the Reports folder as R:.
k. Open the November file and put your name in it. Save the file. The size should be 1 KB. Insert a screen shot showing that the drive is R: and the size is 1 KB - #5.
You have mapped drives from Windows 7