Sharing Public User folder in Windows Server 2012 R2

Users often ask if there is way to share documents between users on a remote desktop / terminal server running Windows Server 2012 R2.  There are multiple methods to accomplish this and below is one method to consider:

  1. All user (administrators and non-administrators) should have permissions to view the documents in the Public User’s “Public Documents” Folder.
  2. You can navigate to this folder by going to This PC -> Local Disk C: -> Users -> Public User
  3. For easy access to this folder, you can right click on the Public User’s “Public Documents” Folder, click on “create shortcut” and copy the shortcut to your desktop (or pin to start or both)
  4. OR when you right click, select “Include in library” and select “Documents” (or create new library) which will include a shortcut to this folder in your library.

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