using DFS with hidden share

Discussion in 'File Systems' started by Bertrand, Aug 19, 2005.

  1. Bertrand

    Bertrand Guest

    hi

    how can i use a DFS root based on an hidden share ? each time the share is
    visible.

    i want to parameter users personnal directory like this :

    server name : NAS
    share name : share (visible)

    DFS root : \\domain.local\Files as \\nas\share

    i want their personnal folders point on \\domain.local\Files

    and i don't want user can access files by \\nas\share by browsing network

    is it possible ?


    thanks
     
    Bertrand, Aug 19, 2005
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  2. I don't believe it's possible.
     
    Jill Zoeller [MSFT], Aug 26, 2005
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  3. If I read that correctly, which I might not be as Jill certainly hasn't read
    it the way I am, all you need to do is configure all of your shares with a
    dollar symbol ($) after them. You then setup the links as normal. The end
    result of this is that all shares are visible when browsing the DFS root,
    but none are viewable when navigating directly to the server hosting the
    share.

    For example, \\domain-name.com\dfs\share = \\server\share$

    When you navigate to \\server you won't see the share \share$. But you will
    see share when you navigate \\domain-name.com\dfs

    Obviously, actually entering the full UNC will still work, as the client
    service is simply not displaying shares with a $ at the end when viewed
    through explorer.
     
    Paul Williams [MVP], Aug 26, 2005
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  4. I'm sorry my original response wasn't more in-depth; I was in a hurry and
    should have waited to respond.

    I don't think the exact parameters given will work (regardless of whether
    it's hidden or not) because the root name has to match the shared folder
    name. In the example given, the root name is Files, but the shared folder
    name is Share. The 2003 version of the snap-in requires these to match. For
    example, if I try to create a root named Files, but the shared folder is
    named Files$, then the snap-in won't let you use this share. You can create
    a root named Files$, and the snap-in will let you choose the share Files$.

    I think everything else you said regarding using links that point to hidden
    shares will work as you describe.





    how can i use a DFS root based on an hidden share ? each time the share is
    visible.

    i want to parameter users personnal directory like this :

    server name : NAS
    share name : share (visible)

    DFS root : \\domain.local\Files as \\nas\share

    i want their personnal folders point on \\domain.local\Files

    and i don't want user can access files by \\nas\share by browsing network
     
    Jill Zoeller [MSFT], Aug 26, 2005
    #4
  5. Ah yes. I see what you are saying. I missed that bit <g>
     
    Paul Williams [MVP], Aug 27, 2005
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