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July 8, 2009 Copyright (c) 2009 - Neuranetix LLC Technology Tune Up Getting the Most from your Computer Investment Sharing a DVD Drive.

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1 July 8, 2009 Copyright (c) Neuranetix LLC Technology Tune Up Getting the Most from your Computer Investment Sharing a DVD Drive

2 July 8, 2009 Copyright (c) Neuranetix LLC Introduction Topic: Sharing a DVD drive with other Computers Topic: Sharing a DVD drive with other Computers Instructor: Frank Havens, Neuranetix LLC Instructor: Frank Havens, Neuranetix LLC Video Available: Video Available:

3 July 8, 2009 Copyright (c) Neuranetix LLC DVD Sharing What is DVD sharing? What is DVD sharing? How can it help me? How can it help me? How do I set it up? How do I set it up? Terminology Terminology Provider Provider Consumer Consumer Where can I get more information? Where can I get more information?

4 July 8, 2009 Copyright (c) Neuranetix LLC What is DVD Sharing? Allows machines on your network to use a DVD drive attached to a different machine Allows machines on your network to use a DVD drive attached to a different machine A networking capability available in Microsoft Windows networks A networking capability available in Microsoft Windows networks The act of setting up a DVD resource as a share on one computer The act of setting up a DVD resource as a share on one computer And, the act of mapping the DVD share on another computer And, the act of mapping the DVD share on another computer

5 July 8, 2009 Copyright (c) Neuranetix LLC How DVD Sharing Helps me? Most store bought software is distributed on DVD Most store bought software is distributed on DVD Many of our older machines do not have DVD drives, but can still use the software Many of our older machines do not have DVD drives, but can still use the software Saves money by extending the usefulness of the older machines Saves money by extending the usefulness of the older machines Allows machines access to multiple DVD drives Allows machines access to multiple DVD drives

6 July 8, 2009 Copyright (c) Neuranetix LLC How do I setup Sharing? Terminology Terminology Machine Types: Machine Types: Provider: machine that has the DVD drive Provider: machine that has the DVD drive Consumer: machine that will use the DVD drive Consumer: machine that will use the DVD drive Share: configuration that allows other machines remote access to a resource Share: configuration that allows other machines remote access to a resource Mapping Drive: act of assigning a remote resource a driver letter Mapping Drive: act of assigning a remote resource a driver letter Continue to Provider Setup…

7 July 8, 2009 Copyright (c) Neuranetix LLC How do I setup Sharing? (Provider Setup) Provider Setup – Create a shared Resource Provider Setup – Create a shared Resource In Windows Explorer, navigate to the DVD drive In Windows Explorer, navigate to the DVD drive Right-Click on the DVD drive and select sharing and security Right-Click on the DVD drive and select sharing and security Click on the Share the Folder radio button Click on the Share the Folder radio button Enter a share name, such as DVD Enter a share name, such as DVD Add a comment, for example DVD Drive on Franks machine Add a comment, for example DVD Drive on Franks machine Leave the Maximum allowed radio button selected Leave the Maximum allowed radio button selected Verify the permissions is set to Everyone for Read access Verify the permissions is set to Everyone for Read access Continue to Consumer Setup…

8 July 8, 2009 Copyright (c) Neuranetix LLC How do I setup Sharing? (Consumer Setup) Consumer Setup – Map a shared Resource Consumer Setup – Map a shared Resource Open Windows Explorer Open Windows Explorer From the Tools menu select Map Network Drive… From the Tools menu select Map Network Drive… Select an open Drive letter from the list Select an open Drive letter from the list Click the Browse… button Click the Browse… button Expand the workgroup by clicking the + sign Expand the workgroup by clicking the + sign Expand the provider machine (name) by clicking the + sign Expand the provider machine (name) by clicking the + sign Click on the shared resource (DVD) Click on the shared resource (DVD) Click OK Click OK Click Finish Click Finish The DVD drive is accessible by the new drive letter in your Windows Explorer

9 July 8, 2009 Copyright (c) Neuranetix LLC Additional Information Use the Help and Support Center in Windows Use the Help and Support Center in Windows Opens Windows Explorer Opens Windows Explorer From the Help menu, select Help and Support Center From the Help menu, select Help and Support Center In the Search box, type Sharing In the Search box, type Sharing In Google, Yahoo, etc, type Windows File Sharing or Windows Drive Mapping In Google, Yahoo, etc, type Windows File Sharing or Windows Drive Mapping

10 July 8, 2009 Copyright (c) Neuranetix LLC Notes


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