How to auto-share removable USB drive via network?



Ilya Evseev
07-09-2005, 11:43 PM
Hi, folks!
There is Windows XP SP1 workstation.
Ordinal, non-privileged user should access USB flashdrive
connected to this host from another workstation via network.

My steps:
First: login as domain administrator and connect flashdrive to USB port.
Then open command prompt and type:
net share UsbDisk=E:
Flashdrive is now accessible as \\WS1\usbdisk.

Second: disconnect flashdrive, open regedit, goto
HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanServer\Shares.
UsbDisk entry still exist, very well.

Third: login as ordinal user, open regedit - UsbDisk entry still exist.
Connect flashdrive to USB port - it's successfully recognized as E:
but is not visible via network as \\WS1\usbdisk nor \\WS1\e$.

Well, how to do "autoshare-on-connect" under XP?

WBR, Ilya


How to auto-share removable USB drive via network?