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Windows Shared Folder Permission:Read vs Change vs Full Control

November 2, 2014 by @HKw@! | No Comments | Filed in Win2k12, Win2k8, Win7, Windows, Windows 8.1

windows-8-logo-excerpt1In Windows File Sharing, you can assign shared folder permissions to users, groups, or computers. However, unlike file permissions, you cannot configure shared folder permissions for individual files or folders in the shared folder.

Shared folder permissions are set for the shared folder itself, and apply universally to the entire contents of the shared folder for users who access the folder over the network.

When you create a shared folder, the default assigned shared permission for the Everyone group is set to Read.

Below are the lists of permissions that you can assign to a shared folder.

A) Read

– Users can view folder and file names, view file data and attributes, run program files and scripts, and navigate the folder structure within the shared folder

B) Change

– Users can create folders, add files to folders, change data in files, append data to files, change file attributes, delete folders and files, and perform all tasks permitted by the Read permission

C) Full Control

– Users can change file permissions, take ownership of files, and perform all tasks permitted by the Change permission.

Please take noted that Shared folder permissions apply only to users who access the folder over the network. They do not affect users who access the folder locally on the computer that stores the folder.

How to hide shared folder in Windows Environment?

November 2, 2014 by @HKw@! | No Comments | Filed in Win Vista, Win2k12, Win2k8, Win7, Windows, Windows 8.1, WinXP

windows-8-logo-excerpt1When you share a folder, the folder will visible in a network. But in some scenario you want t hide the shared folder from users who are browsing the network, you can create hidden shared folders.

Once you hide the shared folder, you cannot access it if you browse the server by using File Explorer. You can access a hidden shared folder by typing in its UNC path.

To hide a shared folder, you just need to append the dollar symbol ($) to the folder’s share name. 

For example, you can change a shared folder on File-Server1 named Sales into a hidden shared folder by naming the folder Sales$. 

The shared folder will be accessible over the network by using the UNC path \\File-Server1\Sales$.

If you have any others trick to hide the share folder, please share with me. 🙂

What is Automatic Private IP Addressing (APIPA)

October 16, 2014 by @HKw@! | No Comments | Filed in Networking, Win Vista, Win2k8, Win7, Windows, Windows 8.1, WinXP

I believe all of you might noticed that your Windows Machine sometime will get IP address between 169.254.0.0 – 169.254.255.255.

apipa ip

Do you really know why your Windows Machine will get the IP between 169.254.0.0 – 169.254.255.255?

IP Address range 169.254.0.0-169.254.255.255 is referring to Automatic Private IP Addressing (APIPA).  The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) has reserved 169.254.0.0-169.254.255.255 for Automatic Private IP Addressing.

In a scenario when there is no DHCP server on the network or the DHCP server is not available, Windows uses APIPA to automatically assign itself an IP address in the address range between 169.254.0.0 and 169.254.255.255. Because APIPA does not configure the computer with DNS and default gateway settings, computers with assigned APIPA addresses have limited networking functionality. APIPA can also be used for troubleshooting DHCP. If the network administrator notices that the computer has an address from the APIPA range, it is an indication that the computer cannot communicate with the DHCP server.