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    Linking network shared drives to sharepoint?

    Anyone know a good webpart to link network shared drives to sharepoint 2010?

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    Funnily enough this very thing was mentioned only this morning by Mike Herrity of Twynham School in an email to attendees of the SharePoint event later this week. In the email he said he would be putting together some details of the one they bought in to send out next week, so hopefully he will drop by here and share as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AngryTechnician View Post
    Funnily enough this very thing was mentioned only this morning by Mike Herrity of Twynham School in an email to attendees of the SharePoint event later this week. In the email he said he would be putting together some details of the one they bought in to send out next week, so hopefully he will drop by here and share as well.
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    The ones I know about are:

    Network File Share Webparts on CodePlex - free
    My Shared Documents from SalamanderSoft - commercial (and my company)
    SharePoint File Share Library from Bamboo Solutions - commercial

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    We use the Salamander my documents webpart on WSS 3.0. Gives all our stall access to their home drives and staff shared drive directly from inside
    Sharepoint. Mix this in with a ISA 2006 server and you get a good secure home access system. This could also be used for students. One thing
    that is handy is that this works on a Mac as well.

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    Alfatec, Can you tell me if you are using Kerberos authentication for users via ISA? We have purchased My Documents and have it working internally via Kerberos, but from outside the ISA gateway Kerberos is not working for My Documents (Kerberos is working to accesss the Sharepoint server).

    If you are using Kerberos, are your network shares on a different server to Sharepoint?

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    We use NTLM Authentication and Windows integrated authentication with trusted domains.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rpwillis View Post
    The ones I know about are:

    Network File Share Webparts on CodePlex - free
    My Shared Documents from SalamanderSoft - commercial (and my company)
    SharePoint File Share Library from Bamboo Solutions - commercial
    Do they work with sharepoint 2010 yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rpwillis View Post
    The ones I know about are:

    Network File Share Webparts on CodePlex - free
    My Shared Documents from SalamanderSoft - commercial (and my company)
    SharePoint File Share Library from Bamboo Solutions - commercial
    Do they work with sharepoint 2010 yet?

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    My Shared Documents is SharePoint 2010 compatible. The other two aren't. I imagine that Bamboo Solutions will be converting their SharePoint File Share Library, but there's no timescale given. There's been no activity on Network File Share Web Parts since Feb 2009.

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    Yes the Salamander webparts are 2010 compatable. I emailed the tech director who confirmed it.

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    Just out of interest how does it work? Does it read the active directory "home drive" variable or does it work from a file/share structure.

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    Both. It takes the Active Directory permissions and usernames for the home folders and then you can add server shares as well.

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    just out of interest we use the my documents currently with SharePoint 2007 with SharePoint 2010 you have the added feature of document integration e.g. you can work on a office document within the web browser. so does anyone know of a product that will let us view the pupils homes drives and allows them the edit the document within the web part

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