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Chapter 5.3. Sharing Folders > Publishing Folders in the Directory

Publishing Folders in the Directory

Shared folders can be published in Active Directory. Unlike shared printers (see Chapter 5.5, "Sharing Printers"), publication cannot be set to happen automatically and the administrator must add the share through the Active Directory Users and Computers Console. To do this, simply open the console; select the container where the shared folder is to appear; and choose New, Shared folder from the Action menu. The resulting object stores a UNC name for the resource, a description, and some keywords to facilitate searching.

However, there are a number of pitfalls with published folders:


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