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Posted: 08/03/2009 11:24:49
by Steven Crouchman (Standard support level)
Joined: 05/05/2009
Posts: 17

Is it possible to enable sharing when creating a drive mount? I know the entire drive can be shared when creating a network mounting point but any attempt to share a folder for a normal mounting point fails.
Posted: 08/04/2009 01:27:09
by Volodymyr Zinin (Team)

You can share the entire disk as well as some folder inside it either manually or by means of system API (such as NetShareAdd, etc).
Posted: 08/31/2009 09:17:54
by Steven Crouchman (Standard support level)
Joined: 05/05/2009
Posts: 17

Sorry only just got back round to looking at this.

Can you supply a sample app where this works? As I have tried your sample apps on XP, Vista and 7 and whenever I try and share part of it I get 'An error occurred while trying to share New Folder. The device or directory does not exist'.
Posted: 09/01/2009 05:17:48
by Volodymyr Zinin (Team)

The problem is because mounting points created by the sample applications are local. They are created in the session-specific namespace and isn't visible by the system code that supports network sharing, which works in the system session. So create the global mounting points. For do it just correct the LocalLink parameter for the AddMountingPoint function.
Posted: 09/01/2009 05:49:16
by Steven Crouchman (Standard support level)
Joined: 05/05/2009
Posts: 17

Oh yes that makes perfect sense now you mention it. Tried it and it does work, though we cant have global mount points so I expect it will never work for us.

Thanks for your help
Posted: 09/01/2009 05:59:57
by Eugene Mayevski (Team)

But sharing is done by the system, so the only other way is to create a mounting point for system session.

Sincerely yours
Eugene Mayevski
Posted: 09/01/2009 06:08:47
by Volodymyr Zinin (Team)

Also you can create a private mounting point (not a drive letter but for instance "qwerty") and then create a share by means of the NetShareAdd API. In this case the mounting point won't be visible.



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