Enabling file sharing on Windows 2003 server

This is probably one of those things that Microsoft admins just know, but I didn’t, and couldn’t find the answer by Googling…

If you want to share a folder on Windows 2003 Server but the usual Sharing options just aren’t there, either in the right-click menu or the Properties dailog, then open up the Services control panel and check that the “Server” service is running.



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