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    re-sharing a mapped shared drive

    is this possible on windows?

    I have a 2008R2 Server with a shared folder, and a WDTVLive media box im trying to use to stream media from the server. I cannot for the life of me get it to see the server share.

    If i create a share the exact same way on Win7 the WDTVLive picks it up no problem.

    So my idea was to create a Win7 VM on the 2008R2 server, mount the 2008R2 share as a drive, and then share that drive so the WDTV will pick it up.

    But I cant seem to figure out how / if it is possible to re-share a mounted drive. I understand from a security POV why this might not be wanted, but I can achieve the above with a linux VM and mounting the share and using samba, which I might just end up doing, but is it possible to do with win7?

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    OK i figured out this problem. I had to enable to computer browser service on 2008R2.

    Anyway, would still be interested if it is posssible to reshare a share in windows.

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    I think so...

    Code:
    MKLink /D C:\WDTV \\W2008R2\Media
    Code:
    Net Share Media=C:\WDTV

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    Excellent thanks. I did not know about mklink command.

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