Network Drive Mapping
Once you have created a share, the next task is to access it from another machine. The usual method is to map a network drive. To access this option you may either open up an Explorer window and choose Map Network Drive from the Tools menu, or right click My Network Places on the desktop and choose the same option.
Whichever method you use, you are presented with the dialog seen in Figure 457.
There are 3 steps to mapping a network drive.
At this point, you can choose whether to supply alternate credentials (username and password) for accessing the share. This is useful when you may be logged on under a user account that does not have access to the resource you need perhaps you are logged on as a user, but you need to access some software on an administrators-only share. This is also essential in a peer-to-peer network, where you may have a different username and password on every machine. However, in most circumstances you will not need to use this facility. If you wish to, clicking on the blue different user name link displays Figure 458.
Enter the new username and password here, and click OK to return to the Map Network Drive dialog. Once you are happy with your settings, click Finish to map your drive. You can now access the remote share via the drive in My Computer or Explorer, just as you would access any local drive.
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