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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-20-2002, 10:39 AM Thread Starter
 
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Mapped Network Drive

I've got a question.

I currently have my webserver located on a machine that I don't mess with a lot (ie: stuck in a corner behind a pile of computer books, etc). So, on the computer I use everyday, I mapped a network drive to the root folder of the website (the wwwroot folder).

Anyway, when you are on the computer that actually holds the website, you can control permissions to the folder (adding users to the security list of the folder and granting "View Directory Listing" permissions, etc) But if I connect to the webserver on the computer I use everyday through the mapped network drive to access the root folder, I don't get the option to set security on the folder when I right click it.

So, my question is...do you get to set security permissions over a mapped network drive? The two computers are in a workgroup and not a domain...that's why I think it's not working, but does anyone know for sure? I don't want to have to go to my webserver everytime I want to add a user to my FTP userlist or change the directory viewing permissions. I want to be able to do it through my mapped network drive on my "everyday" computer.
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Well, I *think* you need to be in a domain, but here's a solution to your problem...

Use VNC from AT&T labs. It lets you remote control your webserver from any machine. That way, you could even do it from work...
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I actually have VNC here at work...didn't even think about it. Thanks.
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and if both of your machines happen to be XP. You can use the "remote desktop" app that comes with windows.... it works great, and you can even get sound from your remote machine.
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I like/use TightVNC.

It uses compression. Sometimes its a bit faster than VNC.

Its freeware too.

I've been meaning to setup Terminal Services to play around with that......
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Well, my work computer is NT workstation and my home computer is 2000 Server...

So VNC it is!
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If the machine you want to administer is a W2K server, you can enable Terminal Services in Remote Administration Mode. It is essentially the same thing as VNC, but you do not take over the local console's session. You are given a new "virtual desktop" to play around in. As an added bonus, RDP (the protocol used by MS for all remote desktop style work) is WAY WAY WAY faster than VNC.

VNC is excellent because of it's extensibility (i.e. ssh, palm, etc.) and it's cross-platform capabilities. However, if you are in a pure MS environment and the machines you want to control are either W2K server, XP, or .NET, RDP is the way to go due to it's speed and tight integration into the OS. You can download an RDP client from MS for your NT box if that is the one you are administering from.

Alternatively, if you are just looking to add permissions to some folders every now and then, you can use CACLS.EXE or XCACLS.EXE (from the ResKit) in a batch file and when you need to make a change, simply schedule the command remotely via AT.EXE. Also, www.sysinternals.com has some killer command line admin stuff that, among many other things, allow you to execute commands remotely.
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If I add my everyday computer to the security list on my webserver...I think that will work...won't it?

Just popped in my head....heehee.
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