Share within a share

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by MacLeod, May 29, 2007.

  1. MacLeod

    MacLeod Guest

    We have a Windows 2003 Server with a directory share call it "K Drive."
    Within the K drive is a folder "Items" that has items to view that with too
    many users can reduce network speeds to a crawl. Within share permissions is
    the ability to limit the number of users that can use it at any one time.
    How do I set that user limit to the "Items" folder without affecting the K
    drive usage? Can I set share permissions inside a shared folder? Since the
    "Items" folder is part of a mapped share, all apps used are mapped to "Items"
    folder through the K drive so moving the "Items" folder out of the Kdrive to
    create another share to have those limitations on use is not really an
    option. Any suggestions? I hope this all made some sort of sense. :)
    MacLeod, May 29, 2007
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  2. MacLeod

    Anthony Guest

    You have ruled out the only option that works. Why is it difficult to map
    another drive?
    The best solution is to use a DFS namespace instead of mapped drives. Then
    users can just navigate intuitively to where they want to go.
    Anthony, May 29, 2007
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  3. MacLeod

    MacLeod Guest

    Because the Network Administrator said so? Actually, we were wondering if it
    could be done, so we'll wind up making another share entirely. Thanks for
    the help though.
    MacLeod, May 29, 2007
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