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Some aspects of operating i-Catcher Sentry/Wildlife with iCatcher Console may require you to share one of Console's data directories. This page will show you how to share a directory so that it can be read by the whole network. You should note that sharing directories could possibly be a security risk, if the correct permissions are not set. As well as reading the documentation here, you should also read any documentation you have with your installation of Windows on sharing directories securely, and also on file permissions.
In order to share directories you need to have the file sharing network service installed. If you don't have this installed, you can install it from Start Menu/Settings/Control Panel/Network by selecting "Add", "Service" and "File and Printer sharing". If you are on a Windows NT/2000/XP computer, you may need to get your system administrator to do this for you.
Using Windows Explorer, find the directory you need to share and right-click on it, then click on "Sharing". The dialog that appears varies between different versions of Windows. The options presented should be self explanatory, but some versions of Windows have more paranoid defaults than others, so make sure "Shared" is selected, a valid share name is used, and check the permissions.
Windows (in particular NT, 2000 and XP) has a very flexible and secure file permissions system. If you are unsure of what permissions you need, and you are not worried about the security of the directory you are sharing, you can safely set the permissions to "Full Control" for everyone. More experienced users may feel this is a little insecure, and choose a more stringent security policy for the shared directories. In order for iCatcher to make use of these directories, they need to be writeable by i-Catcher Sentry.